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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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As soon as you turn a few pages it will probably not surprise you that this is yet again a well published and well made book from the men in white coats at Microsoft.
The youngsters also made book marks, door hangers, shrinkies, picture frames and designed a badge for the forthcoming Big Camp The Big Camp is a huge Yorkshire Scouting event to be held at the Harrogate Showground from May 4 to 7.
Former Aston Villa youngster Trevor Berry forced a save from goalkeeper Steve Book as they pushed towards the Cheltenham goal and left-back Andy Dawson twice made Book save well-struck shots, but Cheltenham had a couple of moments themselves after they had scored.