Introducing Janine Barchas's "Prefiguring Genre: Frontispiece
Portraits from Gulliver's Travels to Millenium Hall," first published in Studies in the Novel, Vol.
In particular, great time and effort often went into the frontispiece
facing the title page of a book, especially Bibles and scholarly works.
Another obvious difference is the elaborately decorated frontispiece
of the Jean Martin edition (figure 5) with detailed information regarding the book (title, date, publishing house).
Skinner opens, however, with an account of Hobbes' early training in Greek and Roman grammar and rhetoric, in an effort to depict Hobbes as a "faithful follower of humanist literary practices," an enthusiasm which, though once renounced by Hobbes, surfaces in the form of the elaborate frontispieces
which grace the original covers of Hobbes' works.
Continuing the body theme, Boyle examines the two frontispieces
that were created for Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, noticing in the fair copy an anamorphic image.
(9) For a comparable analysis of the interlacing of frontispieces
in Charles V's Grandes chroniques and an earlier copy of Livy (Paris BnF MS fr.
This latest volume by the author is unusual in the fact that it offers an explanation to the outstanding works of art that many engraved titlepages and frontispieces
Turner was invited to make 12 rectangular watercolours for frontispieces
and 12 vignettes as title-page embellishments.
Volker Remmert's meticulous and closely-argued study of a particular class of images--the engraved titlepages, titlepage vignettes, and frontispieces
of seventeenth-century mathematical texts--shows just how much they mattered in the reconfiguration of early modern disciplines, and how much they can convey to us now.
In an aesthetic sense, The Isle of Pines marks a distinct departure from the other more elaborate frontispieces
of its utopian contemporaries.
Convenience-store fare, with glossy frontispieces
and pulp pages, these no-holds-barred free-wheeling nothing-is-sacred rags surfeit readers with exposes and anti-establishment broadsides.