When we inspected the exemplar in the Vienna National Library (21), we were surprised to find ourselves looking at a different title page
(vdm 637, illustration 1b [right image]).
The text of the title page
of Adam Sedkheli is set within a woodcut architectural frame.
12) Alderson and Henderson cautiously described the booksellers' title page
as coming from "among the works 'reprinted' during the Easter term of 1689.
The small percentage of fictions that have "romance" on the title page
is especially surprising because the term is often used in eighteenth-century discussions of genre in prefaces.
It is common in sixteenth-century publishing to find on title pages
of various genres words such as "corrected," "enlarged," and "newly," signifying a difference from, and improvement on, previous versions.
22) The misspellings, as well as inconsistent uses of Kahkewaquonaby, suggest Jones may not have composed title page
copy himself and, thus, did not determine how title pages
would represent him.
The British Library finally confirmed my suspicions that, indeed, this was another copy, and sent me reproductions of the general title page
and also the title page
to the European book and its frontispiece along with a copy of the manuscript index to all the maps.
Conveniently, another characteristic of the undated Isolario edition--a small, intricate pattern on its title page
, called the printer's mark--gave Hedges an independent way to estimate that date.
The title page
shows the kite in trouble followed by a repeat of the face on the cover, and opposite the image are a few words of text: "Walter was worried when .
However, it is missing its frontispiece--the illustration on the page that faces or immediately precedes the title page
of a book.
Described as a translation from French on its title page
, the hand-book occupies an important place in the history of rhetoric as "a bridging or linking text between men's and women's rhetoric, Classical and belletristic rhetoric, [and] French and English rhetoric.
Most are "prepared" or assembled in development houses by teams of anonymous writers and editors; the ultimate product has only a tenuous connection to the authors whose names are on the title page