Etymology
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colophon (n.)

"publisher's inscription at the end of a book," 1774, from Late Latin colophon, from Greek kolophōn "summit, final touch" (from PIE root *kel- (2) "to be prominent; hill"). "In early times the colophon gave the information now given on the title page" [OED].

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Definitions of colophon

colophon (n.)
a publisher's emblem printed in a book (usually on the title page);
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