1. TS bibliol., filol. negli antichi manoscritti e incunaboli, indicazione finale con i nomi dell'autore, del copista o dello stampatore, la data e il luogo di pubblicazione
Sinonimi: colofone, soscrizione.
2. TS tipogr. nelle edizioni speciali e di lusso, disposizione tipografica delle ultime righe di un testo che degradano a formare un trapezio | nei libri moderni, indicazione "finito di stampare" seguita dalla data, dal luogo di stampa, dal nome dello stampatore e dagli altri dati d'obbligo, posta all'inizio o alla fine dell'opera
Sinonimi: colofone.
DATA: 1931.
ETIMO: dal lat. cŏlŏphon, dal gr. kolophōn "colofone".

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