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Letters at the Foot of a Page


Printers affix a letter to the first page of each sheet; these letters are called signatures. They begin with B, and sometimes, but not always, omit J, V, W. A is reserved for the title and preface. After Z, the alphabet is used double—thus, A A or 2A—and then trebled, quadrupled, etc., as necessity demands. Sometimes figures, 1, 2, 3, etc., are used instead of letters. (See Sheet.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Letter of Marque
Letter of Orders (A)
Letter of Pythagoras (The)
Letter of Safe Conduct
Letter of Uriah (2 Sam, xi. 14)
Letters Missive
Letters Overt
Letters Patent
Letters at the Foot of a Page
Letters of Administration
Letters of Bellerophon
Letters of Horning
Letters of Junius
Letters of the Sepulchre
Lettre de Cachet (French)
Lettre de Jérusalem
Leucadia or Leucas
Leucippus (Greek, Leukippos)
Leucothea [White Goddess]