From the FAQ:

Does the end paper style mean anything?

The end paper style can help identify the book's printing date. Here's a list of the major styles. Click a style to see an example:

On occasion blank endpapers were used, and a few titles had specially designed endpapers.

For more detailed examples, see Modern Library General and Specialized End Papers.

On Giant Endpapers: Barry Neavill points out that no Giant ever had Kent endpapers.  The plates that printed the Kent endpapers were too small for the Giants format. Some giants had an imprint claiming that the volume sported Kent endpapers, but the imprint was a misplaced boilerplate. Eventually someone noticed the incongruity and the boilerplate was changed.

Contributors to this FAQ answer include:

Scot Kamins Henry Toledano Barry Neavill

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