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.

1785–95; book + plate1 Unabridged
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bookplate (ˈbʊkˌpleɪt)
a label bearing the owner's name and an individual design or coat of arms, pasted into a book

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Example sentences
The books are affixed with a bookplate, and letters are also sent to the family members.
All of the books purchased in his name will have a special bookplate in his memory.
Each book will contain a bookplate recognizing the principle donor or sponsor.
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