Definition of term:: Recommendation
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A (usually positive) small review or comment by an important author or commentator that has been printed on the dustwrapper to stimulate interest in the book. Recommendations can be bibliographically important, either because they are an original piece of published writing by an author (something completists care about, or because their presence or absence is an issue point.
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources