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colophon


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colophon  \Col"o*phon\  (k[o^]l"[-o]*f[o^]n),  n.  [L.  colophon 
  finishing  stroke,  Gr  kolofw`n;  cf  L.  culmen  top  collis 
  hill.  Cf  {Holm}.] 
  An  inscription,  monogram,  or  cipher,  containing  the  place  and 
  date  of  publication,  printer's  name  etc.,  formerly  placed  on 
  the  last  page  of  a  book. 
 
  The  colophon,  or  final  description,  fell  into  disuse, 
  and  .  .  .  the  title  page  had  become  the  principal 
  direct  means  of  identifying  the  book.  --De  Morgan. 
 
  The  book  was  uninjured  from  title  page  to  colophon. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 




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