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[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. [Hayday Bindery]. (An Early Closed Fore-Edge Painting on Gauffered Edges). The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with the Proper Lessons for Sundays and Other Holy-Days, and a New Version of the Psalms of David. Oxford: Printed at the University Press, 1846. link
[Fore-Edge Painting] The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Dickens, Charles - 1837
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Dickens, Charles London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. Half-morocco, first edition , later issue. Superb fore-edge painting by Martin Frost. Book slight wear to binding, else near fine. ... more Offered By Nudelman Rare Books
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ForeEdgeFriday , anyone? This fabulous fore edge painting decorates a 13th century illuminated Biblia Sacra in the University of Edinburgh library
Fore edge: is the trimmed edge that is opposite of the spine and can sometimes is painted or gilded on higher end books. Some fore edges were painted in a way that was only visible when the pages were fanned in a particular way. This one is for "Lyrics of the Heart" and other poems.
FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS are decorative images applied to the fore-edge of a book, meaning the fourth edge (not the top or bottom edge or spine but the outside/long edge of the pages used by the reader to thumb through the book), so that the painting is not visible when the book is closed. In order to view the image, the book must be open and the PAGES FANNED to reveal it. via Boston Public Library.