Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 593 (Book)

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#593. Book. -- N. booklet; writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule[obs]; tract, tractate[obs]; livret[obs]; brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, pamphlet, enchiridion[obs], circular, publication; chap book.

part, issue, number livraison[Fr]; album, portfolio; periodical, serial, magazine, ephemeris, annual, journal.

paper, bill, sheet, broadsheet[obs]; leaf, leaflet; fly leaf, page; quire, ream

[subdivisions of a book] chapter, section, head, article, paragraph, passage, clause; endpapers, frontispiece; cover, binding.

folio, quarto, octavo; duodecimo[obs], sextodecimo[obs], octodecimo[obs].

encyclopedia; encompilation[obs].

[collection of books] library, bibliotheca[obs].

press &c. (publication) 531.

[complete description] definitive work, treatise, comprehensive treatise (dissertation) 595.

[person who writes a book] writer, author, litterateur[Fr], essayist, journalism; pen, scribbler, the scribbling race; literary hack, Grub-street writer; writer for the press, gentleman of the press, representative of the press; adjective jerker[obs], diaskeaust[obs], ghost, hack writer, ink slinger; publicist; reporter, penny a liner; editor, subeditor[obs]; playwright &c. 599; poet &c. 597.

bookseller, publisher; bibliopole[obs], bibliopolist[obs]; librarian; bookstore, bookshop, bookseller's shop.

knowledge of books, bibliography; book learning &c. (knowledge) 490.

Phr. "among the giant fossils of my past" [E. B. Browning]; craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux[Fr]; "for authors nobler palms remain" [Pope]; "I lived to write and wrote to live" [Rogers]; "look in thy heart and write" [Sidney]; "there is no Past so long as Books shall live" [Bulwer Lytton]; "the public mind is the creation of the Master-Writers" [Disraeli]; "volumes that I prize above my dukedom" [Tempest].