1 an ornamental facade
2 front illustration facing the title page of a book
- A book frontispiece is an elaborate decorative illustration that appears facing the title page of the book. Use of the word to indicate the title page is now obsolete (Oxford English Dictionary).
frontispiece in Catalan: Frontis
frontispiece in Danish: Frontispice
frontispiece in German: Frontispiz
frontispiece in French: Frontispice
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