Glossary of Rare Book Terms

What is a rare book? What is signed versus inscribed? What is a first edition? What does 8vo stand for?
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Zincography
The art or process of producing a printing surface on a zinc plate, especially of producing one in relief by etching away unprotected parts with acid. Originated in the early 19th century.