work or research that requires studying or reading, as distinguished from laboratory experimentation or the like.
bookkeeping or other paperwork necessary to the running of a business.
Printing. work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers.
Historical Examples

The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various
Primary Handwork Ella Victoria Dobbs
Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850 Various
Hampstead and Marylebone Geraldine Edith Mitton
The Art of Illustration Henry Blackburn

the keeping of accounts
learning through the study of books rather than from practical experience


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