colophonic

colophon

[kol-uh-fon, -fuhn]
noun
1.
a publisher's or printer's distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works.
2.
an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries, giving the title or subject of the work, its author, the name of the printer or publisher, and the date and place of publication.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin < Greek kolophṓn summit, finishing touch

colophonic, adjective
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colophon (ˈkɒləˌfɒn, -fən)
 
n
1.  a publisher's emblem on a book
2.  (formerly) an inscription at the end of a book showing the title, printer, date, etc
 
[C17: via Late Latin, from Greek kolophōn a finishing stroke]

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colophon
1774, "publisher's inscription at the end of a book," from L. colophon, from Gk. kolophon "summit, final touch" (see hill).
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