Blue-book



a register or directory of socially prominent persons.
any register or directory, as of major companies or officials.
a blank book used in taking college examinations, usually with a blue cover.
a British parliamentary or other publication bound in a blue cover.
(initial capital letters) Trademark. a reference manual listing the current market value of used cars by model and year of manufacture.
a similar manual listing the market value of other items, appliances, etc.
Historical Examples

Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 21, 1920 Various
Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk’s Colonists George Bryce
Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
Adventurings in the Psychical H. Addington Bruce
The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2 Edward Tyas Cook
Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches Justin McCarthy
The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2 Edward Tyas Cook
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4 Various

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