- 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.
Origin of bookplate
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Examples from the Web for bookplate
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
His bookplate (Fig. 739) is one of the earliest Scottish dated plates.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
The allusion was to Cooper's bookplate, a red serpent about a golden staff.The Patient Observer
He had a bookplate and he had also a coat of arms on his carriage-door.
Sentiment is seldom in place, but on a bookplate it is peculiarly odious.In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays
- a label bearing the owner's name and an individual design or coat of arms, pasted into a book
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