rare book


a book that is distinguished by its early printing date, its limited issue, the special character of the edition or binding, or its historical interest.

Nearby words

  1. raptus,
  2. rar,
  3. rara avis,
  4. rare,
  5. rare bird, a,
  6. rare earth,
  7. rare earths,
  8. rare gas,
  9. rare-earth element,
  10. rare-earth metals

Origin of rare book

First recorded in 1890–95

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