The conventions of the book are explained in the front matter.
Recent Examples on the WebPaging through this front matter feels like waiting for a haunted carnival ride to start, only to be wrong-footed.
Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2019 Some of Richard McGuire’s sequences are taxonomies: bird cages, hats, ice, or the collection of wire shapes that decorates the front matter of this book.
The New York Review of Books, 13 Oct. 2016
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