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bastard title

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noun Printing.
  1. half title(def 1).
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half title

noun
  1. Also called bastard title. the first printed page of certain books, appearing after the end papers and before the title page and containing only the title of the book.
  2. the title of any subdivision of a book when printed on a full page by itself.
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Origin of half title

First recorded in 1875–80
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bastard title

noun
  1. another name for half-title
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