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  • n  an ornamental facade
  • n  front illustration facing the title page of a book

  • Last week the new Almanach bore as a frontispiece the round olive face of fat King Fuad I of Egypt.
  • A novel that starts with the map of an imaginary tropical island makes a delicious promise of enchantmentas every reader knows who ever pored over the frontispiece chart in .
  • Naturalists took one look at the grimacing, bewhiskered frontispiece and decided that the whole book was beneath contempt.
Quotes

  • Simon Jenkins in Telegraph.co.uk
    Sir Simon, in an article on the coming anniversary, wrote: "Most of the staff [in my day] thought the frontispiece sexist, bourgeois and not long for this world. It has outlived all our expectations."

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