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The title of a literary work of any kind is its main title, as distinct from other headings or sub-headings that the work might contain, and also as opposed to ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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518 words

...-page A page containing the book’s title, and usually also the author’s name, the publisher’s name and city, and often the date ( see imprint ). Few medieval MSS had title-page s, although many began with an *incipit identifying the text that immediately followed. The first text words were often decorated, appropriately commencing the book. A tentative title-page appeared in an *incunable of 1463 , and such pages quickly developed from the 1480s (first a label-title, later a full title). For bibliographers, including *McKerrow , a bona fide ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
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268 words

...-page The title of a literary work of any kind is its main title, as distinct from other headings or sub-headings that the work might contain, and also as opposed to the colophon, which in earlier times might appear at the end of a work to serve the function of a title. The title may also mean specifically the title-page, or title-leaf, at or near the beginning of a volume. Here a full page is devoted to announcing the title and perhaps subtitle of the work, with other related information such as author (and usually also publisher, printer, place and date of...

title-page rule

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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23 words

...-page rule A horizontal line printed between elements on a *title-page , often noted in *diplomatic transcriptions in bibliographical descriptions. See also rule frames...

title-page border

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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41 words

...-page border A decorative frame ( *woodcut , or composed of printers’ *fleuron s or *rule s), surrounding the title-page’s text. See also factotum ; rule frames . R. B. McKerrow and F. S. Ferguson , Title-Page Borders Used in England and Scotland 1485–1640 ...

title-page transcription

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
209 words

...-page transcription A typographical reproduction of a *title-page ; the first element of *bibliographical description . The more common type is quasi- *facsimile transcription—devised by *Capell in Prolusions ( 1760 ), then pioneered independently in 1893 by *Madan —which aims to help the reader visualize a title-page; to bring together in original form all necessary details of author, title, and *imprint ; and to provide typographical detail to distinguish one setting of a title-page from another ( see edition ). Title-page transcription ...

title-page verso

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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...-page verso In modern books, this contains the location of the publisher’s name and address, *copyright notice and date, *ISBN , any cataloguing-in-publication information, the printer’s name and address—information related to both the *imprint and *colophon in older...

Roxana title page

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Gabriel Egan

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...title page . An engraved vignette on the title page of the second edition of William Alabaster ’s play Roxana ( 1632 ) shows a small, tapered stage backed by curtains and fronted by a rail. This has been thought a useful representation of an indoor playhouse, but the engraver, John Payne, is now known to have merely copied parts of other pictures and hence the engraving is of little direct value to theatre history. Gabriel Egan Astington, John H. , ‘The Origins of the Roxana and Messalina Illustrations’, Shakespeare Survey , 43 (1990)...

Wits, The, title page

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Gabriel Egan

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...The, title page . The Wits ( 1662 ) is a collection of ‘drolls’ or comic episodes from popular plays adapted for independent performance, and it has a title-page engraving (probably by John Chantry) showing seven figures together on a stage, including Sir John Falstaff and a Hostess (originally from Shakespeare’s 1 Henry IV ) , and a ‘Changling’, presumably Antonio from Middleton and Rowley’s play The Changeling . A second, enlarged, edition of The Wits , printed in 1672–3 with a coarse copy of the original title-page engraving, contains Francis...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
20 words

... page n. the face. 1835 G. Kent Modern Flash Dict. 1848 Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
title page

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
50 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
46 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
27 words
title-page

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The title of a literary work of any kind is its main title, as distinct from other headings or sub-headings that the work might contain, and also as opposed to ...
title pages

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Eric Rasmussen

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015

... pages were affixed to early Shakespearian quartos to identify their contents and were often tacked on walls to advertise them. These title pages generally provide the title of the play, the name of the dramatist, and the printer’s device and imprint . They also frequently give the name of the acting company and the theatre (‘his Majesty’s Servants, at the Globe on the Bankside’) or details of the play’s performance history (‘As it was presented before her Highness this last Christmas’), the text’s claims to authority (‘according to the true and...

title-page rule

title-page rule  

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A horizontal line printed between elements on a title-page, often noted in diplomatic transcriptions in bibliographical descriptions. See also rule frames.
Roxana title page

Roxana title page  

An engraved vignette on the title page of the second edition of William Alabaster's play Roxana (1632) shows a small, tapered stage backed by curtains and fronted by a rail. ...
Wits, The, title page

Wits, The, title page  

The Wits (1662) is a collection of ‘drolls’ or comic episodes from popular plays adapted for independent performance, and it has a title-page engraving (probably by John Chantry) showing seven ...
title-page transcription

title-page transcription  

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A typographical reproduction of a title-page; the first element of bibliographical description. The more common type is quasi-*facsimile transcription—devised by Capell in Prolusions (1760), then ...
title-page border

title-page border  

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A decorative frame (woodcut, or composed of printers’ fleurons or rules), surrounding the title-page’s text. See also factotum; rule frames.R. B. McKerrow and F. S. Ferguson, Title-Page Borders Used ...

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