1. A general designation applied to any literary composition which is printed, but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume. Scoville v. Toland, 21 Fed. Cas. 864. 2. A bound volume consisting of sheets of paper, not printed, but containing manu script entries; such as a merchant’s account-books, dockets of courts, etc. 3. A name often giveu to the largest subdivisions of a treatise or other literary composition. 4. In practice, the name of “book” Is given to several of the more important papers prepared in the progress of a cause, though entirely written, and not at all in the book form; such as deinurrer-books, error-books, paper-books, etc. In copyright law, the meaning of the term is more extensive than in popular usage, for it may include a pamphlet, a magazine, a collection of blank forms, or a single sheet of music or of ordinary printing. U. S. v. Bennett, 24 Fed. Cas. 1,093; Stowe v. Thomas, 23 Fed. Cas. 207; White v. Geroch, 2 Barn. & Aid. 301 ; Brightley v. Littleton (C. C.) 37 Fed. 104; Holmes v. Hurst, 174 II. S. 82, 19 Sup. Ct. 600. 43 L. Ed. 904; Clement! v. Goulding, 11 East 244; Clayton v. Stone, 5 Fed. Cas. 999.
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