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trade book

noun
1.
a book designed for the general public and available through an ordinary book dealer, as distinguished from a limited-edition book, textbook, mass market paperback, etc.
Origin of trade book
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • You will have to settle with them by their own accounts, as my trade-book was lost, as you know.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for trade-book

trade book

noun
1.
an ordinary edition of a book sold in the normal way in shops, as opposed to a de luxe or mail-order edition
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