front pages of a book / front matter

Albert Schlef

Senior Member
Books have a few pages at the font that contain some "bureaucratic" details, like title, copyright notices, dedication, etc.

How do you call such a page?

For example, somebody shows me a page and I identify as a "front" page torn form a book. Do I say, "it's a front page of a book"? How do I say this?

I googled a bit and discovered that these pages are known as "front matter".

But how do I use this in a sentence? "This page is a front matter"?
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