Definitions

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  • n. Authorship; literary skill.

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  • n. Authorship; literary skill.

Etymologies

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book +‎ -craft

Examples

  • The bibliography is strongly biased in favor of bookmaking, bookcraft, and conservation.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • “Castle Dangerous;” but was seriously disappointed to perceive that they were by no means in that state of correctness, which would induce an experienced person to pronounce any writing, in the technical language of bookcraft, “prepared for press.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • And I had told a tale or two -- a poor art enough, I'll allow, spoiled by bookcraft

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Other interesting testimony to the bookcraft and collecting habits of the friars is not wanting.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • My father, like thee, was a man of thought and bookcraft.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 03

  • "Castle Dangerous;" but was seriously disappointed to perceive that they were by no means in that state of correctness, which would induce an experienced person to pronounce any writing, in the technical language of bookcraft, "prepared for press."

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • Leland mentions some of those he found there, and among them some writings of Wicliff; [460] indeed those of this order were renowned far and wide for their love of study; look at the old portraits of a Dominican friar, and you will generally see him with the pen in one hand and a book in the other; but they were more ambitious in literature than the monks, and aimed at the honors of an author rather than at those of a scribe; but we are surprised more at their fertility than at their style or originality in the mysteries of bookcraft.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • If what thou despisest in me be my want of bookcraft, and such like, by my halidame I will turn scholar for thy sake; and -- "

    The Last of the Barons — Complete

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