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The Lady of the Lake, Fore-Edge Painted

The Lady of the Lake, Fore-Edge Painted by Scott, Walter

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1871. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/no dust Jackets. Heading: [Fore-edge Painting] Au...

$1,500.00
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus To Himself (With Fore-Edge Painting Of Tiber And Vatican)

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus To Himself (With Fore-Edge Painting Of Tiber And Vatican) by Marcus Antonius Aurelius, Translated By Gerald H. Rendall

London: Macmillan And Co, 1914. Reprint . Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece; Fore-Edge Painting By Lyman Young. Xlii, 167 Pp....

$475.00
The Pickwick Papers, Fore-Edge Painted

The Pickwick Papers, Fore-Edge Painted by Dickens, Charles

London: Nottingham Court Press, 1979. reprint Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Heading: (Fore-edge Painting) Author:...

$1,200.00
The Pleasures of Hope, with other poems. A new edition. [with]: Gertrude of Wyoming, and other poems. Ninth edition.

The Pleasures of Hope, with other poems. A new edition. [with]: Gertrude of Wyoming, and other poems. Ninth edition. by [Fore-Edge Painting] CAMPBELL, Thomas

London:: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825., 1825. 2 vols. in 1. 12mo. 144; 160 pp. Engraved half-title, engra...

$4,800.00
The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer by Church of England

Oxford: T. Wright and W. Gill, 1767. first thus Edition.. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Newberry. Copyright date 1767, first ...

$1,755.00
The Holy Bible, containing the old and new testaments . . . Stereotype edition.

The Holy Bible, containing the old and new testaments . . . Stereotype edition. by [Fore-Edge Painting] [Bible]

Oxford:: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Samuel Collingwood, 1822., 1822. 8vo. 1039 pp. Paper lightly browned (causing edge ...

$575.00
[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Memoirs of Marmontel

[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Memoirs of Marmontel by MARMONTEL, Jean-Francois

Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, 1808. hardcover. fine. 4 volumes. Handsomely bound in contemporary straight grained gr...

$3,000.00
THE MIND OF SHAKESPEARE AS EXHIBITED IN HIS WORKS

THE MIND OF SHAKESPEARE AS EXHIBITED IN HIS WORKS by (FORE-EDGE PAINTING). CURRIE, MISS C. B., Painter. MORGAN, AARON AUGUSTUS

London: Chapman and Hall, 1860. FIRST EDITION. This selection of excerpts from Shakespeare's works purports to show us the play...

$7,800.00
The Complaint; or, Night Thoughts

The Complaint; or, Night Thoughts by [Fore-edge Painting] Young, Edward

London: Rivington, 1813. Full straight-grained maroon full morocco binding with five raised bands and gilt lettering on spine, ...

$950.00
[DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Poems

[DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Poems by ROGERS, Samuel

London: Moxon, 1838. hardcover. near fine. Illustrated with numerous in-text engravings. 313 pages. 12mo, beautifully bound in...

$2,500.00
The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Memoir, Explanatory Notes, &c. With original illustrations and steel portrait.

The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Memoir, Explanatory Notes, &c. With original illustrations and steel portrait. by [Fore-Edge Painting] HOOD, Thomas

London:: Frederick Warne and co., [no date].. At head of title: The Chandos Poets. Small 8vo. xxiii, 414 pp. Engraved frontispi...

$650.00
Fore-Edge Painting Of Piccadilly (In) A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Origin Of Our Ideas Of The Sublime And Beautiful. With An Introductory Discourse Concerning Taste, And Several Other Additions

Fore-Edge Painting Of Piccadilly (In) A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Origin Of Our Ideas Of The Sublime And Beautiful. With An Introductory Discourse Concerning Taste, And Several Other Additions by Burke, Edmund

London: Thomas Mclean, 1823. Later Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. 8 9/16" Tall. Fore-Edge Painting. Nineteenth Century R...

$895.00
Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces of North America

Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces of North America by (Fore-edge) Herbert, Henry William ["Frank Forester"]

London: Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1849. First edition. Illustrated. xvi, 445 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In p...

$1,250.00
Scelta Di Poesie Italiane d" Autori Moderni  [Fore-edge Painting]

Scelta Di Poesie Italiane d" Autori Moderni [Fore-edge Painting] by Buttura, Antonio [1770-1832]

Parigi: Presso Lefevre, 1822. 42mo. Fore-edge painting depicting the leaning tower of Pisa along side the Cathedral. 310pp. vol...

$450.00
Many Thoughts of Many Minds; selections from the writings of the most celebrated authors from the earliest to the present time. Compiled and arranged by Henry Southgate. Fifteenth thousand.

Many Thoughts of Many Minds; selections from the writings of the most celebrated authors from the earliest to the present time. Compiled and arranged by Henry Southgate. Fifteenth thousand. by [Fore-edge Painting] SOUTHGATE, Henry

London:: Charles Griffin, 1867., 1867. 8vo. xxxviii, 682 pp. Index to subjects. Original full brown morocco stamped in darker b...

$800.00



Fore edge paintings can be found on edges of book pages that are visible when the page edges face the reader. Fore edge painting is an art form that dates as early as 1650, and there are some books that even feature secret fore edge paintings that can only be seen when the pages are fanned in front of the reader, disappearing as the book is fully closed. Some fore edge paintings are subtle and very simple, while others are colorful and quite detailed. Some special and hard to find books even have double fore edge paintings, where the illustration changes depending on the direction of the pages being fanned. Fore edge paintings also served a utility, as the unique paintings made the book identifiable when the book pages were facing outward.

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