(Probably from Lat. explicit [us est liber] = "[The book is] spread") A note to mark the end of a book, large section, or entire work and to differentiate it from what may follow. The cf. colophon developed from the explicit.
We have been running a specialist store for facsimiles for over 10 years in Regensburg's Old Town, just opposite the "Schottenportal" of the Romanesque Scots Monastery of St. Jacob at Jakobstraße 6.