American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Either of two folded sheets of heavy paper having one half pasted to the inside front or back cover of a book and the other half pasted to the base of the first or last page. Also called end leaf.
“The full front endpaper is actually pretty striking: it depicts not only the Merry Old Soul but also his Fiddlers Three.”
“The endpaper is the final piece the binder applies that covers up all the unattactive parts of the fine work he has just done.”
“Or this endpaper from a republished edition of The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart?”
“Page 13, front endpaper: Photos courtesy of Errol Hannigan”
“Page 141, back endpaper: Photos courtesy of Ed Cook top and SecondFocus Photography by Ian L.”
“Page 43, front endpaper: Photos courtesy of Brad Spencer (top) and by Ray Bales, courtesy of Brad Spencer (bottom)”
“Page 15, front endpaper: Photos courtesy of Judi Hannigan”
“Page 69, front endpaper: Photos courtesy of Kassandre Harper-Cotton”
“Page 59, back endpaper: Photos courtesy of Monica Gregerson”
“Page 80, back endpaper: Photos courtesy of Amy Barnes”
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