These front matter pages may include: foreword, preface by
the editor, preface, acknowledgements and introduction.
In Dissemination (1981), Jacques Derrida opens his work with an eccentric foreword that simultaneously prefaces and deconstructs the character of the preface by
drawing attention to the ambiguity inherent in a concept that at first sight appears to be straightforward:
This volumes prefatory material includes a list of illustrations (viii-x), a general introduction (xi-xxxii), a French translator's preface by
George Craig (xxxiii-xlii), a German translator's preface by
Viola Westbrook (xliii-xlvii), editorial procedures (xlviii-lvi), permissions (lxx-lxxi), list of abbreviations (Ixxii-lxxvi), and an introduction to volume 1 (lxxvii-xcix).
6, Piano Solo--HN 804, by Ernst Herttrich; Preface by