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page proof

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  1. a trial proof printed from type that has been made up in page form, usually after galley corrections have been made, but before plates are made.Compare proof(def 12).

Origin of page proof

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • When this page-proof returns to the composing-room, and the final corrections are made in the types, they are sent to the foundry.

    Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895

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