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1Book learning, scholarship; (also) skill in producing or writing books; authorship. In early use also in plural.
2Specifically. The art or practice of designing, printing, or binding books.
Old English; earliest use found in Byrhtferð of Ramsey (fl. c986–c1016), Benedictine monk and scholar. From book + craft.
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