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A printed publication announcement issued to promote a book or books. Often issued by better presses, the prospectus is sometimes printed using the same typography and paper that is planned for the publication. A prospectus may be accompanied by other Ephemera, such as example leaves, a press catalog, a subscriber brochure, an order card for the book, or an envelope to hold these materials.


The example shows a prospectus accompanied by an order card and a card stating the tentative date of publication.


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