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press·mark

 (prĕs′märk′)
n.
1. Printing A notation or figure in the margin of a printed sheet indicating the press on which it was printed.
2. Chiefly British A notation in or on a book indicating where it should be placed in a library.

pressmark

(ˈprɛsˌmɑːk)
n
(Library Science & Bibliography) library science a location mark on a book indicating a specific bookcase
[C19: from press1 (in the sense: cupboard) + mark1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressmark - a mark consisting of characters written on a bookpressmark - a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
Translations

pressmark

[ˈpresmɑːk] N (Brit) → signatura f

pressmark

[ˈprɛsˌmɑːk] n (on library book) → segnatura
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It also contains separate editions of fragments of four Mahayana sutras in these pressmarks by experts on the respective texts, uniting them with fragments of the same folios from other collections.
The eagle has also been employed on the title pages of Hebrew books and, less frequently, as printers' pressmarks, and both are considered in this article.
The Folger has two other examples of Dature's work: pressmarks STC 3039 [ca.
Harrison saw its chief value to the musicologist in "the information it provides about the contents of early liturgical publications in seven large libraries" and its "study of local variants in ritual and music." (99) The anonymous reviewer in the Times Literary Supplement had harsher words, regarding it as "an enormous and devoted achievement" vitiated by a "profound lack of expertise," with wrong attributions to printers, confusions of printers and publishers, incorrect dates and pressmarks. (100) The seventy-year-old Meyer-Baer no doubt found solace in more positive reviews by Yvette Fedoroff, Michel Huglo, and Sherman K.
For reasons that are not made clear, he also lists catalogue numbers from De Ricci and Wilson's Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York, 1935-37) as "former pressmarks", although these are nothing more than Folger accession numbers, recorded in an independent published source.
Pressmarks are given when known for the locations in holding institutions.
Rick and Megan understandably distance themselves from the private libraries of the past, which were often viewed as mere morning rooms for gentlemen, inclined more toward fancy pressmarks, ornate ex-libris plates, and fossilized-fish ornaments than toward coherence (or even cut pages) among the volumes.
Finally, the volume is augmented with a series of "annexes" covering such things as items unidentified by pressmarks in the loans lists and catalogues; lists of manuscripts bearing tables of contents, fore-edge titles, or title pages; and Cotton's bindings and binding instructions.
She returned to work at Intalok in Nuneaton, then Pressmarks in Atherstone, where she stayed until she retired.
Pressmarks for BL [British Library] (in one case BM [British Museum]) copies of early books are not always correct.
The copyright, holder for the Stein manscripts (with pressmarks beginning with 'Or.8210/S.') is the British Library, and for the Pelliot manuscripts (beginning with "Pelliot chinois") the Bibliotheque nationale de France.