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preface

1. a statement written as an introduction to a literary or other work, typically explaining its scope, intention, method, etc.; foreword
2. RC Church a prayer of thanksgiving and exhortation serving as an introduction to the canon of the Mass
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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 M.