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Title Page


the first page or pages of a book, containing such information as the book’s title, the name of the author or editor, the publisher’s imprint and colophon, and the place and year of publication. The content of the title page is often expanded to include such additional information as the type of publication, the name of the institution issuing the book, and, in the case of textbooks, the name of the institution that has approved the book as a text or manual. A title page may consist of a single page or of a spread occupying two facing pages.

The single title page is the first page of a book; its reverse side sometimes has an annotation, the library catalog and trade numbers, and the copyright information. A frontispiece may face the single title page.

The double title-page spread, often used in multivolume and serial publications, consists of two facing pages. The left-hand page, or verso, contains information on the publication or series as a whole. The right-hand page, or recto, gives information about the volume in hand. Translated works sometimes have this type of title page, in which case the information on the left-hand side is in the original language, and on the right-hand side, in the language of the translation.

Another type of double title-page spread consists of two facing pages whose text and other graphic elements begin on the left-hand page and run across the right-hand page.

Some books have a half title directly preceding the title-page spread. The half title, or bastard title, briefly repeats such information from the title page as the name of the series and the publisher’s imprint and colophon. Part titles are headings of a book’s major subdivisions and are placed on separate pages. Title pages are produced by typesetting, reproduction processes, or a combination of both methods.


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illustration 2a-d shows the title pages and indices for both sections of the tenor partbook.
Remaining in Cracow, albeit somewhat out of chronological order, we find the eagle employed on the title pages of a small number of the books printed at the press of Menahem Nahum Meisels, established in 1630.
These attributions to Pembroke's company on the title pages by True Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, and A Shrew, with only the one reference to Strange's company (shared with Pembroke's and Sussex's) on the title page of Titus, lead Manley to infer that Shakespeare, like his fellow playwrights, may well have written for several companies, including Strange's--he adduces Robert Greene's description of the poet as a "johannes fac totum" as a possible allusion to this activity.
16) Even the title pages of both books are exactly alike to the millimeter, including all type heights outside the publication lozenge, and spacing between types and between type and ornaments.
Manuscript pages must be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page, and lines should be numbered in the original submission and all subsequent revisions.
Working from the lists in these bibliographies, I examined the title pages of these texts on Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO).
The 1599 and 1602 title pages share a decorative border at the top, White's pelican device, and the same layout for the play's long title.
For discussions of Jones's authorial identity, title pages survive as some of the most useful peritextual evidence.
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In fact, there is no convincing evidence linking Oldcastle to the emergence of Shakespeare's name on the title pages of his playbooks.
Buc'hoz ("Boo-Koh") was a French naturalist who published many color-plate books on botany but only three on minerals, two of which were identical except for the title pages.