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Book

A banker or trader's positions.

Book

1. An informal term for an accounting record such as an income statement. See also: Cook the books.

2. A general term for a record of any sort.

3. See: Subscribe.

book

1. A specialist's information on limit orders to buy and sell the security in which the specialist makes a market. The orders are left by other exchange members who wish to trade at a price that differs from the current market price. The book provides the specialist with an estimate of the demand for and supply of the stock in which he or she is a market maker. Also called specialist's book.
3. An organization's written accounting record.
4. An underwriting syndicate's record of activity for a new security issue.

book

In accounting, to recognize a transaction by recording an entry. For example, a financial institution books a loan when it lends money to a customer.
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For although printing made books cheaper and more plentiful both for women readers and the educated laity -- with the aid of devices like punctuation, marginal summaries and indices -- it did little for the illiterate, except to multiply the broadsheets which fed their fantasies, the subject of Ottavia Niccoli's Prophecy and Peope in Renaissance Italy (Princeton, 1990), which alone seems to be missing from Richardson's excellent and widely-based bibliography.
While the mechanization of printing and railroad transportation made books cheaper and more generally available, consumer taste remained unpredictable and haphazard.
Now, private publishers have made books of 120 to 130 pages and prices have gone up accordingly.