Definition of bookplate in English:
A decorative label stuck in the front of a book, bearing the name of the book’s owner.
- Hence, the importance of the much maligned bookplates occasionally found on books which serve to give us at least some information on previous owners.
- The front cover sports a bookplate from 1900 of Nietzsche wearing a crown of thorns, the back cover one of him naked, with remarkable musculature, posing on an Alp.
- I still have a Puffin Club bookplate stuck inside the cover of this book.
Definition of bookplate in:
- British & World English dictionary
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