book-illustration (Scope note)
For the Department of Prints and Drawings, the term is entered as an Object Name for prints extracted from books (or proofs for illustrations), including head-pieces, tail-pieces, vignettes and other book decorations (apart from frontispieces and title-pages which are terms in their own right, under the Broad Term 'book-illustration'.). N.B. If the entry refers to the book rather than the individual print, use 'book of prints' or 'illustrated book'. For Japanese woodblock printed illustrated books, the term is entered for a printed page extracted from an illustrated book. See also the Object Name 'illustrated book'. For vignettes on papyri, check the Description field, as these are not recorded as Object Name 'book-illustration', but only as 'papyrus'.