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a label bearing the owner’s name and often a design, coat of arms, or the like, for pasting on the front end paper of a book.
Historical Examples

The Patient Observer Simeon Strunsky
The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard
In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays Augustine Birrell
A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

a label bearing the owner’s name and an individual design or coat of arms, pasted into a book


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