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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
3. Written Language
593. Book.
NOUN:BOOK, booklet; writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule or opuscle, opusculum; tract, tractate, treatise, livret [F.], brochure, monograph, pamphlet, codex, libretto; handbook, manual, enchiridion; novel (composition) [See Writing]; circular, publication; the press [See Publication]; chapbook.
  part, issue, number, livraison [F.]; album, portfolio; periodical, serial, magazine, ephemeris, annual, journal.
  PAPER, bill, sheet, broadsheet; leaf, leaflet; fly leaf, page; quire, ream.
  PASTEBOARD, cardboard, strawboard, millboard, binder’s board; carton.
  MAKE-UP, bastard title, title, printer’s imprint, subtitles, dedication, preface, contents, list of plates or illustrations, errata, introduction, text; chapter, section, head, article, paragraph, passage, clause; recto, verso or reverso; supplement, appendix, index.
  [SIZES] folio, quarto (4to or 4°); octavo (8vo), cap 8vo, demy 8vo, imperial 8vo, medium 8vo, royal 8vo, post 8vo, pott 8vo, crown 8vo, foolscap 8vo; duodecimo, twelvemo or 12mo; sextodecimo, sixteenmo or 16mo; octodecimo, eighteenmo or 18mo.
  BOOKBINDING, bibliopegy; folding, stitching, wire-stitching; tooling; blind -, gold- tooling; binder’s title; case, cover; quarter -, half -, three-quarters- bound book; full leather.
  [BINDING MATERIALS] paper, paper boards, buckram, cloth, skiver, roan, pigskin, Russia, Turkey morocco, levant morocco, seal, parchment, vellum.
  WORK OF REFERENCE, encyclopedia or encyclopædia, cyclopedia or cyclopædia, dictionary, thesaurus, concordance, anthology; compilation.
  WRITER, author, littérateur [F.], essayist; pen, scribbler, the scribbling race; literary hack, Grub-street writer; adjective jerker [slang], hack writer, hack, ghost [cant], ink slinger [slang]; journalist, publicist, writer for -, gentleman of -, representative of- the press; reporter, correspondent; war -, special- correspondent; knight of the -plume, - pen, - quill [all humorous]; penny-a-liner; editor, subeditor, reviser, diaskeuast; scribe [See Writing]; playwright [See The Drama]; poet [See Poetry].
  THE TRADE, publisher, bookseller; book -salesman, - agent, - canvasser, - solicitor.
  bibliopole, bibliopolist, book collector; bookbinder, bibliopegist; bookworm [See Scholar]; bibliologist, bibliographer, bibliophile, bibliognost, librarian, bibliothec.
  bookstore, bookshop, bookseller’s shop, librairie [F.], publishing house.
  LIBRARY, bibliotheca, public library, lending library.
  KNOWLEDGE OF BOOKS, bibliography, bibliology; book learning (knowledge) [See Knowledge]; bookselling, bibliopolism.
  1. Among the giant fossils of my past.—E. B. Browning
  2. Craignez tout d’un auteur en courroux.
  3. For authors nobler palms remain.—Pope
  4. I lived to write and wrote to live.—Rogers
  5. Look in thy heart and write.—Sidney
  6. There is no Past so long as Books shall live.—Bulwer-Lytton
  7. The public mind is the creation of the Master-Writers.—Disraeli
  8. Volumes that I prize above my dukedom.—Tempest
  9. The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.—Carlyle



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