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I was reading from Rayleigh's "The Theory of Sound" from 1877, and one of the first pages is dedicated to this signature which is given a proud position in the center of the page.

Ornate signature/glyph

  • Can you summarize what the book says about the signature ? – Evargalo Oct 27 at 16:04
  • The book does not mention it in a single word, the book is all about the physics of sound.. It is like, just there, right on the first page after the title page, with no explanation at all. – Vinzent Oct 27 at 16:05
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    This leads me to suspect that it is a mark of MacMillian Co. Google image search for the win, although hat tip/FGW to @Evargalo – Mark C. Wallace Oct 27 at 16:07
  • Looks more like a monogram than a signature. – TRiG Oct 28 at 15:08
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This image seems to be the signature of the editing house, the MacMillan company. official logo of MacMillan & Co

Title page of a book showing the Macmillan company symbol

You can find other versions of their logo on their wikipedia entry.

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