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Prelims

Preliminary material, i.e. all the elements of a book that come before the body text, such as half-title, frontispiece, title page, copyright page, table of contents, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, etc. Also known as front matter, this section has roman page numbering.

The normal ordering of the start of the prelims is as follows:

i. half-title

ii. half-title verso (with series information, related books or frontispiece)

iii. title page

iv. copyright page (title verso)

v. dedication (if any), otherwise table of contents

vi. blank (if following dedication), otherwise rest of prelims

vii. table of contents (if following dedication), otherwise rest of prelims

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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  1. January 7, 2015 at 9:01 am

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