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The distinctive emblem or signet of a publisher or printer, used as an identifying device on their works; see imprint, autograph. Also, an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript giving its title, author, date, and other particulars of production. Because early books were published by the collaboration of separate skillcrafts, the original colophon was also a form of advertising. Derived from summit, finishing touch. See masthead, back matter.
- marque de l'imprimeur
- 책 끝의 장식
- выходные данные
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