Thursday, January 25, 2018

what is a frontispiece?

a frontispiece refers to a decorative or informative illustration facing a book's title page, being the verso opposite the recto title page.

Thierleben (Life of Animals) first published in the 1860s by Alfred Edmund Brehm

the word comes from the French, which was originally an architectural term referring to the decorative facade of a building.

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