Definitions for "Front Matter"
The pages preceding the text of the book, including the frontispiece, title page, copyright notice, dedication, etc.
The pages of a book before the main text, such as title page, copyright page, Table of Contents, foreword, and so on.
the pages of a book before the one on which the text of the book begins.
Keywords:  bosom, oblique, writer, reference
Oblique reference to a writer’s bosom.
Keywords:  prelims, alternative, name
Alternative name for PRELIMS.