bookplate

noun
book·plate | \ˈbu̇k-ˌplāt \

Definition of bookplate 

: a book owner's identification label that is usually pasted to the inside front cover of a book

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Guests were encouraged to write a personal message of support on the bookplates inside. Candace Jordan, chicagotribune.com, "Children's Ball raises record-breaking $3.75 million for pediatric research," 19 Dec. 2017 Pair it with personalized bookplate (adorned with a crown perhaps?) for an extra-special present. Caroline Mckenzie, Southern Living, "Royal Baby Arrives: Southern Gifts Fit for a Prince," 22 July 2013 There are also bookplates printed by Paul Revere for Gardiner patriarchs, as well as references to the family’s connections to Aaron Isaacs, a German Jewish immigrant who settled in East Hampton and was widely praised for converting to Christianity. Eve M. Kahn, New York Times, "Newly Discovered Copy of Declaration of Independence Will be Auctioned," 5 Oct. 2017 Pair it with personalized bookplate (adorned with a crown perhaps?) for an extra-special present. Caroline Mckenzie, Southern Living, "Royal Baby Arrives: Southern Gifts Fit for a Prince," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of bookplate

1791, in the meaning defined above

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bookplate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bookplate

: a piece of paper stuck on the inside front cover of a book that shows the name of the person who owns the book

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