The Title-page, Its Early Development, 1460-1510

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British Library, Jan 1, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 159 pages
The late medieval manuscript's opening page was often magnificent in its ornamentation, but the logistics of book printing demanded a new development - the inclusion of a page devoted to its title. Several stages of the title-page's development are described in detail here, with illustrations from the British Library: the blank page; the label-title; the label-title-plus-woodcut and/or printer's mark; and the decorative border.

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CHAPTER ONE The manuscript incipit colophon
CHAPTER TWO Three famous examples of early titlepages 3 5

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