Title Pages

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Extra title page known as a "cancel"

Source: notes file
Date: 30 Mar 2004
File name: Wd1111
Keywords: title page

Typed in extra title page on last image (11)

PFS: this seems to be what the bibliographers call a "cancel" (see John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors (6th ed., 1992), s.v. 'cancel.')--a substitute title page, with some slight differences. It is not, therefore, strictly speaking a duplicate image, and should be retained in the text.

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Engraved or handwritten title pages

Source: notes file
Date: 12 Jan 2004
File name: S11126
Keywords: title page

Part of the title page looks like it might be hand-written, but I've left it as I'm not certain. Also added <FIGURE> tags and their Biblical references from the title page because it seemed useful information.

PFS: I think what you have here is an engraved title page-- one that is printed from an engraving, rather than from set type. Hence the cursive, hand-written appearance to the text. We've been doing two things to distinguish such title pages from others:

(1) we give it TYPE="engraved title page" instead of "title page"; and
(2) we place the entire contents of the title page within <FIGURE> tags (which may include subordinate <FIGURE>s.

<DIV1 TYPE="engraved title page">
<PB REF="1">
<PB REF="1" MS="Y">
<PB REF="2">
<P><PB REF="2" MS="Y">
DEVOVT CONTEMPLATIONS Expressed In two and Fortie Sermons Vpon all y^e Quadragesimall Gospells</P>
<P>Written in Spanish by Fr. Ch. de Fonseca</P>
<P>Englished by. I. M. of Magdalen Colledge in Oxford.</P>
<P>LONDON Printed by <HI>Adam Islip</HI> Anno Domini. <HI>1629.</HI></P>
<FIGURE><HEAD>Matt. 26.69.</HEAD></FIGURE>

Sometimes a book will have both an engraved title page and an ordinary one set from standard type. In that case we treat them as two DIVs, one TYPE="title page" and other TYPE="engraved title page".

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