THE ILLUSTRATIVE TITLE PAGE

 

The titlepage may present the necessary information but may also contain secrets, coding and pictures in rich structures.

Altogether they present the basic proposition of what you are about to encounter in the book itself - a sortof title sequence in the one image. In recent years they have become tediously simple and prosaic with the possible exception of children's books.

A.JOHNSON, ONE HUNDRED TITLEPAGES 1928

ALCHEMICAL
ART/ARCHITECTURE/MUSIC

ATLAS
CRAFT
PRINT
HORTICULTURE/NATURAL HISTORY
INDUSTRIAL
LITERARY GALLERY ONE
LITERARY GALLERY TWO
NAVIGATION
POLEMIC (TOBACCO)
POLITICAL
RELIGION PHILOSOPHY SPIRITUAL
SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS
SPORT
MILITARY

 

 

INDIVIDUAL EXAMPLES

John Ward, first set of English Madrigals, London 1613
Thomas Rudd's edition of Euclid,first six books London 1651

St.Aulaire, Voyage autour du Monde c1865
Kaempfer, History of Japan 1728
G.Silenus, CRYPTOMENYTICES 1624

JOHN NORDEN, GUIDE FOR ENGLISH TRAVELLERS 1625

 

 

 

 

 

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