Share this entry

stock book Line breaks: stock book

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of stock book in English:

noun

A book used by a business to keep records of quantities of goods acquired, held in stock, and disposed of.
Example sentences
  • The author of this informative monograph has relied to great effect on Cooper's many surviving stock books, costing books, and journals, which offer a wonderfully three-dimensional picture of his life and art.
  • Featuring rare materials from the 16th century to the present, such as dealers' stock books, artists' personal letters, code books, agents' reports and scholars' diaries, the exhibit documents the business of creating and selling art.
  • Relevant entries in Knoedler's stock books for 1873, the only complete year for which records of print importations survive, were matched with Goupil's catalogues and with actual prints in the Musee Goupil in Bordeaux.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources