Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In library-cataloguing, a particular number (or a number and a letter) designating the book in its proper sequence in the smallest division to which it belongs.

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Examples

  • The occasional marginal subject-headings and the book-number at the top of each leaf are likewise in gold.

    Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University

  • The fractions refer to books in your library -- the numerator being the book-number, the denominator referring to the page.

    The Art of Public Speaking

  • Enter in the bindery-book consecutive bindery number, book-number, author, title, binding to be used, date sent to bindery, date returned from bindery, and cost of binding.

    A Library Primer

  • This result is best secured by adding to the class-mark of every book another mark, called an author-number or book-number or book-mark, made up of the first letter of the author's name and certain figures.

    A Library Primer

  • Number all books with the book-number (only numbers) or the archive-number

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  • Number all books with the book-number (only numbers) or the archive-number (letters and signs are allowed).

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