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the symbol or emblem that is printed on a book and represents a publisher or publisher\'s imprint

the details of the title, printer, publisher and publication data given at the end of a book. Colophons are commonly found in early printed books and in modern private press editions.

COMMENT: Usually the publisher\'s colophon will appear on the title page and spine of a book, and on all publicity matter; a printer\'s colophon is likely to appear on private press books and other art books, and is often printed on the last page of the book.



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