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200-Year-Old Historic Books Reveal Hidden Fore-Edge Paintings

Lovely Hidden Paintings Adorned the Edges of Historic Books — Henry Longfellow from The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

BOOKTRYST: New Annotated Dictionary of Fore-Edge Paintings

by Stephen J. Gertz An exciting new book on fore-edge paintings has just been published. Authored by Los Angeles rare bookseller, Jeff We.

Fore-Edge Paintings: The Secret Works of Art Hidden Inside Book Pages

Fore-Edge Paintings: The Secret Works of Art Hidden Inside Book Pages

Handmade Books, Book Pages, Work Of Art, The Edge, Book Art, Frost, Book Authors, The Secret, Pennsylvania

4: Fore-edge Painted Book, 1885

Painted Books, Bookbinding, Book Binding

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

Fore-edge paintings: 'Paradise Lost', by John Milton -- Milton Triptych

Frankenstein Fore-Edge painting on a book.

Fore-Edge Paintings: The Secret Works of Art Hidden Inside Book Pages

Secret paintings found in 19th century books at University of Iowa

40 Illustrations of Fore-Edge Painting : Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

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The imitation of Christ, Bound in crushed morocco, gilt-tooled doublures…

Thomas à Kempis (1379/1380–1471). Opera. Nuremberg, 1494. With St. Albertus Magnus. Compendium theologice veritatis. Strasbourg, 1489. Folger Shakespeare Library. "Bound in a German chained binding, c. 1495, of alum tawed pigskin over wooden boards with blind decoration and adorned with brass corner bosses, title plaque, clasps, and several links of iron chain... Upper cover decorated... with tendrils; lower cover central panel divided in 12 lozenges with a fleur-de-lys stamped in the…

uncertaintimes: “ Thomas a Kempis. Nuremberg, Folger Shakespeare Library: This volume, one of a very few existing examples of a chain binding, still retains the remnant of the hand-wrought chain which fastened it securely to a shelf.

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