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frontispiece

1. the principal fa?ade of a building; front
2. a pediment, esp an ornamented one, over a door, window, etc.

Frontispiece

The decorated front wall or bay of a building; a part or feature of a facade, often treated as a separate element, and ornamented highly; an ornamental porch or main pediment.

frontispiece

1. The decorated front wall or bay of a building.
2. An ornamental porch or chief pediment.
3. A fancy rendering prefacing an architectural presentation, esp. a student project in architectural school.
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It is not until the early 1760s, only after the novel had successfully established itself as a durable literary genre, that frontispiece portraits of celebrated novelists begin to grace the many reprintings of their fictions.
Nadel's essay, `Visual Culture: The Photo Frontispieces to the New York Edition', gives an account of the relationship of grace and cordiality between the 62-year-old novelist and the 22-year-old photographer Coburn, who first met for a portrait session in New York in 1905 with further sessions at Lamb House in 1906.
As Catherine Velay-Vallantin has pointed out, the frontispiece suggests the fictive reading situation that Perrault and his publisher wanted to prescribe, a simulation of oral tale-telling, or what she calls "factitious orality" (130).
The program begins on the frontispiece to I Kings with the meeting of Hannah and Eli and the calling of Samuel which establish the role of Samuel as the Lord's appointed representative.
It is missing its frontispiece and several pages from the Old Testament - but is otherwise in good condition.
Raber notes the importance of a monkey, dog, and goat in the frontispiece of Vesalius's Fabrica.
The illustrations adapt to full page spreads, frontispiece and covers; they are colourful, lively and move the unlikely and imaginative manual instructions forward swiftly.
The book includes a wealth of b&w historical illustrations, frontispiece illustrations from historical books, and b&w photos of significant objects; notes on the source of each illustration are also provided.
Some of Bainbridge's duration instructions were ignored, and the excellent introductory narration by Samuel West is indeed unmentioned in the score - but the publication does have the triptych as a welcome frontispiece.
7) It places special emphasis on the founder-hero Romulus through a monumental nine-scene frontispiece in which his life from infancy to death fills eight of nine compartments.
The portrait, which was the frontispiece of his book, now hangs in the NCC's Newmarket office.
The signature is on the blank half-title page, rather than the title page or frontispiece, which is where valuers would expect to see an autograph.