flyleaves flyleaves

Definition(s):

  • (n) a blank leaf in the front or back of a book

Usage(s):

  1. Most prized collectors' pieces up for sale are books on whose flyleaves Sir Max had thoughtfully composed dedications from their famous authors to himself.
  2. As evidence they introduced 1,000 Bibles with family histories on the flyleaves, old letters, snuff boxes, muskets, a muzzle-loading shotgun, other heirlooms.

Quotes

  • "Her whole social milieu, her private affairs and her literary career can be discerned from her collection," Lee wrote. "Wharton's flyleaves show her progression from Edith Jones to Mrs. Edward Wharton to Edith Wharton, as she turns herself...
    on Dec 15, 2005 By: Hermione Lee Source: International Herald Tribune

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