frontispiece

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The frontispiece illustration has been moved to follow the title page.

Is there a frontispiece to it of "Raine poring over his own book?"

The frontispiece to this book gives me extraordinary pleasure.

This edition also contained as a frontispiece a portrait of the Queen.

The book contains 192 pages, with a frontispiece illustration.

Must I be torn from hence and thrown With frontispiece and colophon!

The frontispiece illustration has been shifted to follow the title page.

Transcriber's Note: The Frontispiece illustration is not available.

The frontispiece illustration has been moved to follow the front matter.

Note that the frontispiece is damaged in the source, and included as is.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "decorated entrance of a building," from Middle French frontispice, probably from Italian frontespizio and Late Latin frontispicium "facade," originally "a view of the forehead, judgment of character through facial features," from Latin frons (genitive frontis) "forehead" (see front (n.)) + specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)). Sense of "illustration facing a book's title page" first recorded 1680s. The spelling alteration is apparently from confusion with piece.

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