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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfrontispiecefron‧tis‧piece /ˈfrʌntəspiːs/ noun [countable]  TCNa picture or photograph at the beginning of a book, usually opposite the page with the title on it
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frontispieceA rather crudely drawn frontispiece depicts several scientific instruments and some objects from the society's museum collections.He had shown her how the frontispiece illustration was the key to it.The frontispiece can sometimes provide another piece of valuable evidence in determining the edition or issue of a book.The frontispiece of Sprat's History shows a spacious study lined with books and scientific instruments.
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