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BOOK. A general name given to every literary composition which is printed; but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume.
     2. The copyright, (q. v.) or exclusive right to print and publish a book, may be secured to the author and his assigns for the term of twenty- eight years; and, if the author be living, and a citizen of the United States, or resident therein, the same right shall be continued to him for the further term of fourteen years, by complying with the conditions of the act of Congress; one of which is, that he shall, within three months after publication, deliver, or cause to be delivered, a copy of the same to the clerk of the said district. Act of February 3, 1831. 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2223.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The text's potential is therefore fulfilled: the play becomes subsidiary to the behaviour it prompts, avoiding the risk outlined in 'Of Humane Learning' that those 'who with Bookes their nature ouer-build | Lose that in practise, which in Arts they gaine'.
But unlike the comical villain he played on screen, Booke had a fascinating past.
(4) Does this make it less likely that Caxton was directly involved with the making of this Dutch-style manuscript of The Booke of Ovyde Named Methamorphose?
according to my accustomed maner, which is, to acquaint you with any Booke, or matter I print, that beareth some likelihood to be of worth, or might seeme pleasing or acceptable in your favourable censures.
Jane Grey has no idea how the Booke of Prayre got mixed up in her library books.
Jane discovers Lady Jane's Booke of Prayre mixed in with her research books from the library and it carries her back to Lady Jane during the last few months of her life.
That doth best commend a Booke, the Stationer saies.
The term was then used to describe the kind of writer who turned out trashy books.n 1533, the statesman Thomas More observed that, 'of newe booke makers, there are now moe then ynough'.
The Bliss Cookery Booke holds multiple generations' secret recipes that can cure influenza, make people speak and walk backwards, and even mend a broken heart.
Paul's Cathedral and widely available in woodcuts such as those in the margins in the Booke of Christian Prayers issued by John Daye in 1578 and a number of subsequent editions.
However, speculation linking him with Recital persisted after O'Brien confirmed he had booke d the j o c k e y for Leopardstown on the understanding "he might be available for us in the Derby".