Examples from the Web for frontispiece
Frontispiece and numerous other full-page cuts and illustrations in the text.
One hundred copies printed by Whittingham, frontispiece by George Cruikshank.
Two hundred copies printed, with frontispiece, portrait, and woodcut title-page by Alfred A. Longden.
Compare the Ascula of the calcareous sponge on the Frontispiece, Fig. 7, 8.The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)|Ernst Haeckel
But it is the frontispiece which bears specially on the present contention.The Mystery of Francis Bacon|William T. Smedley
British Dictionary definitions for frontispiece
Word Origin for frontispiece
Word Origin and History for frontispiece
1590s, "decorated entrance of a building," from Middle French frontispice, probably from Italian frontespizio and Late Latin frontispicium "facade," originally "a view of the forehead, judgment of character through facial features," from Latin frons (genitive frontis) "forehead" (see front (n.)) + specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)). Sense of "illustration facing a book's title page" first recorded 1680s. The spelling alteration is apparently from confusion with piece.