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The endpapers or end-papers of a book are the leaves of paper before the title page and after the text. Booksellers sometimes refer to the front end paper as FEP.

Before mass printing in the 20th century it was common for the endpapers of books to have paper marbling. Sometimes the endpapers are used for maps or other relevant information. They are the traditional place to put bookplates, or an owner's inscription.

As of 2010 there are many styles of endsheets or endpapers that are specifically designed for use with different bindings. Read more on the history of endpapers.

above image: stylish endpaper design using logo graphics which represent characters in the story; endpaper of a book printed by bigger dot for zova books.



dust jacket

The dust jacket (sometimes book jacketdust wrapper or dust cover) of a book is the detachable outer cover, usually made of paper and printed with text and illustrations. Read more about the history of the dust jacket here.

"Some of them are worth far more than the books they cover. The most famous example is the jacket on the first edition of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1925. Without jacket, the book brings $1,000 or so. With the jacket it can bring $20,000 or $30,000 or more, depending on condition. One copy in a near mint jacket was listed for sale in 2009 for half a million dollars."

above image: a dust jacket and book printed by bigger dot for zova books