a label bearing the owner's name and often a design, coat of arms, or the like, for pasting on the front end paper of a book.
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How to use bookplate in a sentence
A 1942 edition, taken from the Berlin bunker where Hitler committed suicide, contains the Nazi leader's personal bookplate.
His bookplate (Fig. 739) is one of the earliest Scottish dated plates.A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
The present copy has an elaborate heraldic bookplate of Thomas Cokayne.
The second of the above copies has the heraldic bookplate of Rob.
Sentiment is seldom in place, but on a bookplate it is peculiarly odious.In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays | Augustine Birrell
If there be a bookplate, soak it off, and when dry paste it inside the end cover.The Book-Hunter at Home | P. B. M. Allan
British Dictionary definitions for bookplate
a label bearing the owner's name and an individual design or coat of arms, pasted into a book
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