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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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For, as she shows, the "portrait frontispiece"--rarely reproduced in modern editions of eighteenth-century works--"had been a convenient medium with which to signal the early novel's generic ambitions and augment its dominant interest in individual psychology, cult of celebrity, and private subjectivity" (281).
Firstly, both have a frontispiece. Hortus's portrays a vast tropical garden in the centre of which stands an ornamental summerhouse with two caryatids bearing an entablature whose tympanum is inscribed with the title of the work.
Frontispiece for Edward Bawden's A Book of Cuts (1979), inscribed to Peyton Skipwith
Frontispiece put in a solid effort at the Glorious meeting here earlier in the month and should be thereabouts in what is a good prize for the Goodwood ``Famous For Food'' Handicap.
A graduate of the British Racing School, Egan is already no stranger to the big stage and mentions Master The World and Frontispiece - his first mount for Sir Michael Stoute - as the best horses he's ridden.
Trainer David Menuisier had high hopes for the Makfi colt after two sterling juvenile runs, finishing second on his debut to Frontispiece before running out a five-length winner of a softground Salisbury maiden.
The engraved frontispiece of this work also features a depiction of the original medieval Rose Window at Durham Cathedral before it was destroyed.
The frontispiece to one of these depicts a crucifixion scene, frequently reproduced, in which Mary, with a strikingly bold and confident gesture, reaches up to staunch the wound in the side of Christ with her sleeve.
In particular, great time and effort often went into the frontispiece facing the title page of a book, especially Bibles and scholarly works.
Ramsay; and several Poetical Pieces which never appeared in any former edition.' In addition to five full-page plates, the edition comprised 'a highly finished emblematical Frontispiece, including a medallion head of the Author'.
A collection of posters, frontispiece and illustrations laced with Dickens' tongue- in- cheek humour, curated from IIC's vast archive of literary works, are also on display at the Foyer, to offer a better view of the times he lived in.
The handsome book comes with illustrated frontispiece pages and a wealth of sepia historical photos and color contemporary photos of sites and memorials.