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Apr 15, 2015
This week’s theme
Words related to books

This week’s words
colophon
recto
bibliogony
codex
opisthograph

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Printing press, a woodcut from 1568
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with Anu Garg

bibliogony

PRONUNCIATION:
(bib-lee-OG-uh-nee)

MEANING:
noun: The art of producing or publishing books. Also known as bibliogenesis.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek biblio- (book) + -gony (origin). Earliest documented use: 1835.

USAGE:
“The author also appreciates the liberal expenditures of the company for the publication of the volume in an excellent style of bibliogony.”
Miland Austin Knapp; Teeth Regulation; 1900.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic -- in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea -- known to medical science is work. -Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (15 Apr 1920-2012)

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