The front page of a book, denoting publication details, title, and author's name. Some books include references to translators or people otherwise concerned in creating the book. In early print editions, Title pages were effectively the equivalent of modern book covers, but much more artistic with complex, stylized graphic designs. Title pages were at one time very ornate pieces of production, often with a list of credits for illustrations and other information regarding the book. Some of the original functions of title pages have since been transferred to back covers or special acknowledgment sections within chapters.
Examples of Title Page:
Title page of a 1599 bible, engraved.