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A book is the emblem of St Anne, St Augustine, St Bernard, and other saints.Recorded from Old English (in form bōc, originally meaning also ‘a document or charter’), the word is of Germanic origin, ...
border

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A form of painted decoration added to one or more of the four margins of the page of a book, usually, but not invariably, a MS. Such borders often have ...
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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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(Lat. capitulum, from caput ‘head’; hence ‘little head’). A subdivision of a prose text, often the largest subdivision of

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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the main division of a book. chapter and verse an exact reference or authority; originally, the exact reference to a passage of Scripture (the usage is recorded from the early ... More
coffee houses

coffee houses  

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The first coffee house in England was reputedly established in London in 1650 at the Angel. They became popular after the Restoration and remained so during the 18th century. The fashion spread ...
epigraph

epigraph  

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An inscription, typically found on a building, sculpture, coin, or other material object; also, a quotation or phrase placed at the beginning of a book, chapter, poem, etc.
fleuron

fleuron  

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A decorative carved or painted floral pattern, square in shape, employed in Gothic architecture. The fleuron was also used for decorative borders and to embellish frames. In addition, it is often ...
heading

heading  

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A heading is a title or inscription at the top of a page or above a particular text such as a poem, chapter, or division in a manuscript or book. ...
headline

headline  

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A line at the top of each page of a book containing information about the book (its title or author), the chapter (its title), or the page (its contents). Sometimes ...
headpiece

headpiece  

An illustration, ornament, or other kind of decoration placed at the head (top) of a title-page, chapter, or other page of a book.
leaders, leader dots

leaders, leader dots  

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A horizontal row of full stops leading the eye from text that is ranged left to text that is ranged right, for example in a table of contents, to link chapter titles with their page numbers.[...]
rubric

rubric  

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The term used to describe a chapter heading or section in a classification system, such as the International Classification of Diseases.
textual articulation

textual articulation  

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As a key part of book design, mise-en-page, and typography, textual articulation can be said to make a text legible. Articulation provides a way of allowing the reader to see ...
Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The Life and Opinions of

Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The Life and Opinions of  

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By L. Sterne, published 1759–67.This unique work, although itself the culmination of experiments by lesser authors, is generally regarded as the progenitor of the 20th‐cent. stream‐of‐consciousness ...
Winchester Malory MS

Winchester Malory MS  

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BL Add. MS 59678, the only surviving MS of the Arthurian compendium by Sir Thomas Malory (d. 1471), was discovered by W. Oakeshott at Winchester College in 1934. Copied by ...

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