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  • n. a page before the title-page containing the book's title but no title-page details

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The short title of a book at the head of the first page of the text; also, the title of any subdivision of a book that immediately precedes that subdivision, when printed on a full page and in one line.


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  • The tissue guard shows some age-related tanning, with slight offsetting to the title-page light tanning to endpapers, half-title, page edges; light wear to the spine ends, light wear to the title label, a small buckle to the cloth on the upper left of the back cover, some light fading, tanning to the spine and cover margins.

    2009 November 11 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh about 3 hours ago from web first binding with two free end papers prior to the half-title.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Rose's inscription on the half-title page -- El. Rose/Kilravock

    Introduction and Note on the Texts

  • That the essay does indeed from part of the Epilogue may be seen from the enclosed photocopies of the Table of Contents and the relevant half-title and running heads.

    Like An Endless Rain

  • To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, with extracts from her journals (London, 1826) (Vol. 3 and 4 have the half-title: 'The Posthumous Works of Mrs Radcliffe'.) 'On the Supernatural in Poetry', New Monthly Magazine, 16 (1826): 145-152.

    Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)

  • Buddhism and Buddhists in southern Asia, (On verso of half-title: The world's living religions, ed. by F.K. Saunders and H.P. Beach) by Kenneth J Saunders

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Burma: Buddhist migrants pressured to convert to Christianity

  • I drew the map inside, opposite the half-title myself, for free.

    Pet Peeves: Sepia-Toned Disembodied Females

  • What gave me a more appropriate half-title were the major piece in this section, "Efforts of Affection," with her subhead "A Memoir of Marianne Moore," and her words in "Primer Class": "The real name of this sensation is memory."

    Bishop's Prose Gift

  • The location of the island is given in general terms in the half-title as "below the equinoctial line," and in the text as in

    The Isle Of Pines (1668) and An Essay in Bibliography by Worthington Chauncey Ford

  • With a view to economy of paper, the title and half-title pages of the Volume which is completed with the present issue are not being delivered with copies of _Punch_ as usual; they will however be sent free, by post, upon receipt of a request.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 26, 1917


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