from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In bookbinding, one of the white or blank leaves usually put before and after the text of a book in binding, one or more in each place.


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  • I found out about Dunnett only because I chanced across an end-paper essay in the NYT Book Review, the thesis of which was that she was among the greatest authors that almost no one has read.

    On Reading

  • Separating Williams 'and Trelawny's entries is a blank page 116, and the back end-paper has been numbered (MS 259).


  • The back end-paper and the front flyleaf are both paginated, as are loose pages that do not properly belong to the manuscript; several loose leaves belonging to the seventh quire were paginated out of their proper order.


  • The front pastedown end-paper of the notebook bears the stamp of an early nineteenth-century bookseller and exporter,


  • The end-paper map is from a drawing made for the book by Lincoln A. Lang.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • Note: Cover and some end-paper illustrations were taken from Edition in Special Collections at UVa since the edition from Berkeley does not have the original cover-boards.

    The Pie and the Patty-pan

  • Times Book Review had an end-paper essay called "How to Speak a Book," in which he reports on using speech recognition software to do his "writing": "I write these words from bed, under the covers with my knees up, my head propped and my three-pound tablet PC — just a shade heavier than a hardcover — resting in my lap, almost forgettable.

    On Slowness


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