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The decorative title page is mainly text. It begins with a decorative initial letter “T” and the text reads as follows: “The Pageant / Edited By [a fleuron is inserted here] C. Hazelwood / Shannon and /J. W. Gleeson /White / Published by /Henry and Co. at their /Offices 93 Saint / Martin’s Lane / London.” This text appears in all capital letters over 11 lines. It is centred on the page. Approximately nine centimetres beneath this text appears the text “MDCCC” with a fleuron on either side of it. Underneath, “XCVII” is printed. Together, these two lines of roman numerals signify the publishing year, 1897. A third fleuron appears beneath these two lines of numerals giving the year the appearance of a decorated tailpiece.