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colophonn. [L. colophon finishing stroke, Gr. kolofw`n; cf. L. culmen top, collis hill. Cf. Holm.].
     An inscription, monogram, or cipher, containing the place and date of publication, printer's name, etc., formerly placed on the last page of a book.  [1913 Webster]
    "The colophon, or final description, fell into disuse, and . . . the title page had become the principal direct means of identifying the book."  [1913 Webster]
    "The book was uninjured from title page to colophon."  [1913 Webster]


colophon, n.
1 a publisher's device or imprint, esp. on the title-page.
2 a tailpiece in a manuscript or book, often ornamental, giving the writer's or printer's name, the date, etc.

LL f. Gk kolophon summit, finishing touch



PS, Parthian shot, acknowledgments, addendum, afterthought, appendix, back, back matter, bastard title, bibliography, billhead, book stamp, bookplate, boss, brand, broad arrow, bump, cachet, catch line, catchword, check, chorus, coda, codicil, concavity, conclusion, consequence, contents, contents page, continuance, continuation, convexity, copyright page, counterfoil, countermark, dactylogram, dactylograph, dedication, dent, dint, docket, double take, dying words, embossment, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, envoi, epilogue, errata, excrescence, fingerprint, flyleaf, folio, follow-through, follow-up, footmark, footprint, footstep, fore edge, foreword, fossil footprint, front matter, government mark, government stamp, half-title page, hallmark, head, ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint, indent, indentation, indention, index, inscription, introduction, label, last words, leaf, letterhead, logo, logotype, lump, makeup, masthead, pad, page, parting shot, paw print, pawmark, peroration, pimple, plate, postface, postfix, postlude, postscript, preface, preliminaries, price tag, print, pug, pugmark, recto, refrain, registered trademark, reverso, running head, running title, seal, second thought, sequel, sequela, sequelae, sequelant, sequent, sequitur, sigil, signature, signet, stamp, step, sticker, stub, stud, subscript, subtitle, suffix, supplement, swan song, table of contents, tag, tail, tally, text, thumbmark, thumbprint, ticket, title, title page, token, trade name, trademark, trademark name, trim size, type page, verso, vestige




N sequel, suffix, successor, tail, queue, train, wake, trail, rear, retinue, suite, appendix, postscript, epilogue, peroration, codicil, continuation, sequela, appendage, tail piece, heelpiece, tag, more last words, colophon, aftercome, aftergrowth, afterpart, afterpiece, aftercourse, afterthought, aftergame, arriere pensee, second thoughts, outgrowth.

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