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.
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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British Dictionary definitions for half title
the short title of a book as printed on the right-hand page preceding the title page
a title on a separate page preceding a section of a book
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