Definition of term:: Frontispiece


  • An illustration or plate inserted immediately in front of the title page, with the illustration facing the title page, often abbreviated as frontis.
Danish: Fontispice
Dutch: Frontispiece
French: Frontispice
German: Frontispiz
Italian: Frontispizio, antiporta
Spanish: Frontispicio
Swedish: Frontespis
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
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