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Louise Gostelow has been trying her hand at painting something quite special this week in Worthing. #foreedgepainting #antiquesroadtrip #artist #painting #watercolourpainting
This #foreedgefriday painting decorates James Thomson's Seasons; I've included several of the Spring pages if you swipe left. 
The fore-edge painting's view is from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, with Dugald Steward Monument to the right, the Scott Monument in the center, and the Martyr's Monument obelisk at the left. 
The Balmoral Hotel is not in the scene, possibly indicating that the landscape was painted before 1902; the hotel is now in front of the Scott Monument. It could also be that the painting is a copy of another painting or engraving, so the view is not proof of the year the painting was applied. 
#seasons #foreedgepainting #jamesthomson #spring #AEG #alledgesgilt #Edinburgh #Scotland
This #foreedgefriday  painting decorates James Thomson's Seasons; I've included several of the Spring pages if you swipe left. The fore-edge painting's view is from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, with Dugald Steward Monument to the right, the Scott Monument in the center, and the Martyr's Monument obelisk at the left. The Balmoral Hotel is not in the scene, possibly indicating that the landscape was painted before 1902; the hotel is now in front of the Scott Monument. It could also be that the painting is a copy of another painting or engraving, so the view is not proof of the year the painting was applied. #seasons  #foreedgepainting  #jamesthomson  #spring  #AEG  #alledgesgilt  #Edinburgh  #Scotland 
A pastoral scene from "The poetical works of Armstrong, Dyer and Green" with memoirs and critical dissertations by George Gilfillan, published by J. Nichol in 1858.

#foreedgepainting #specialcollections #iglibraries #rarebooks #poetry
From the #RowfantClub #library open house yesterday.  Exploring seven centuries of book history by looking through some great selections from the club library. #rarebooks #specialcollections #therowfantclub #rowfant #rowfanthouse #lightseekinglight #candlesticks #foreedgefriday(butonaMonday) #foreedgepainting (of #NYC, pre civil war) #bibliophiles #bibliophilia #bookcollector #bookcollecting #bookcollection #nationallibraryweek
Mary, Joseph, and the fore-edge painting book-ending them were added to this volume when three separately printed pieces were bound together in 1660: a book of common prayer, the book of Psalms, and an Old and New Testament. #bibles #foreedgefriday #foreedgepainting #reading #specialcollections [VAULT Case BX5145 .A4 1642 no.1 ]
Mary, Joseph, and the fore-edge painting book-ending them were added to this volume when three separately printed pieces were bound together in 1660: a book of common prayer, the book of Psalms, and an Old and New Testament. #bibles  #foreedgefriday  #foreedgepainting  #reading  #specialcollections  [VAULT Case BX5145 .A4 1642 no.1 ]
*swipe for more photos* MFA Thesis shows continue this week with the work of Nicole Cotten and Johan Solberg. Their shows "Fools Gold" and "The Paper Making tradition of Central Asia" are on display in the K.K. Merker gallery until the end of the week. Stop by North Hall to see their show. Their reception is Friday evening, March 30, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm!
#mfa #uicb #bookarts #art #craft #handmade #papermaking #bookbinding #foreedgepainting #thesis #thesisshow #round2
Martin Frost, fore-edge painter, was the winner of our Maker of the Year award last year. He says that the HCA has changed his life in the last year in the amount of coverage and interest he’s had in his critically endangered craft 🧡 #HCAcraftfutures #bookarts #foreedgepainting #books #crafts #heritagecrafts #lovebooks
This fore-edge painting is of Abbotsford house, Sir Walter Scott's home. Appropriately, the painting is on a copy of Scott's "Marmion" published in Edinburgh by Adam and Charles Black, 1864. [Fore-edge PR5311 .E64 1864] (Originally posted Feb. 5, 2016)
#foreedgefriday #foreedgepainting #specialcollections #sirwalterscott #19thcentury #librariesofinstagram #rarebooks #jordanforeedge
Sketches from Venetian History Volume 2 (095.7 Sm32s 1831 vol.2) features the Ducal Palace and other famous Venetian buildings. ⠀
#ForeEdgeFriday #ForeEdgePainting #BookArt #Venice #SOPRETTY😍
The Trinity librarian showed us these fore-edge painted books that are part of our library collection. The scene is painted on the side of the book and is more evident when the pages are slanted in this manner.
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#foreedgepainting #renaissance #oldbooks #trinitycollege #medeival #library #painting #hiddenpainting #oxford #oxforduniversity #antique #obscure
This is rather cool!  #Repost @nyhistory with @get_repost
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Grab the nearest book and fan the pages on the outer edge, opposite the book spine. 📚👀 Chances are you'll see fanned-out pages and nothing more. But when a book with a fore-edge *painting* is fanned, what a gosh darn treat! 🖼😍 It's quite astonishing to see a fore-edge painting appear out of nowhere—and even more so when fanning the pages in one direction reveals one image, and fanning the pages in the opposite direction reveals another. 👉 Once you've pulled yourself away from these mesmerizing fore-edge reveals, learn more about them at the link in bio. #foreedgepainting #books #gilt #library
This is rather cool! #Repost  @nyhistory with @get_repost ・・・ Grab the nearest book and fan the pages on the outer edge, opposite the book spine. 📚👀 Chances are you'll see fanned-out pages and nothing more. But when a book with a fore-edge *painting* is fanned, what a gosh darn treat! 🖼😍 It's quite astonishing to see a fore-edge painting appear out of nowhere—and even more so when fanning the pages in one direction reveals one image, and fanning the pages in the opposite direction reveals another. 👉 Once you've pulled yourself away from these mesmerizing fore-edge reveals, learn more about them at the link in bio. #foreedgepainting  #books  #gilt  #library 
Now I want to do this to all my books! #Repost @nyhistory with @get_repost
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Grab the nearest book and fan the pages on the outer edge, opposite the book spine. 📚👀 Chances are you'll see fanned-out pages and nothing more. But when a book with a fore-edge *painting* is fanned, what a gosh darn treat! 🖼😍 It's quite astonishing to see a fore-edge painting appear out of nowhere—and even more so when fanning the pages in one direction reveals one image, and fanning the pages in the opposite direction reveals another. 👉 Once you've pulled yourself away from these mesmerizing fore-edge reveals, learn more about them at the link in bio. #foreedgepainting #books #gilt #library
Now I want to do this to all my books! #Repost  @nyhistory with @get_repost ・・・ Grab the nearest book and fan the pages on the outer edge, opposite the book spine. 📚👀 Chances are you'll see fanned-out pages and nothing more. But when a book with a fore-edge *painting* is fanned, what a gosh darn treat! 🖼😍 It's quite astonishing to see a fore-edge painting appear out of nowhere—and even more so when fanning the pages in one direction reveals one image, and fanning the pages in the opposite direction reveals another. 👉 Once you've pulled yourself away from these mesmerizing fore-edge reveals, learn more about them at the link in bio. #foreedgepainting  #books  #gilt  #library 
Grab the nearest book and fan the pages on the outer edge, opposite the book spine. 📚👀 Chances are you'll see fanned-out pages and nothing more. But when a book with a fore-edge *painting* is fanned, what a gosh darn treat! 🖼😍 It's quite astonishing to see a fore-edge painting appear out of nowhere—and even more so when fanning the pages in one direction reveals one image, and fanning the pages in the opposite direction reveals another. 👉 Once you've pulled yourself away from these mesmerizing fore-edge reveals, learn more about them at the link in bio. #foreedgepainting #books #gilt #library
Grab the nearest book and fan the pages on the outer edge, opposite the book spine. 📚👀 Chances are you'll see fanned-out pages and nothing more. But when a book with a fore-edge *painting* is fanned, what a gosh darn treat! 🖼😍 It's quite astonishing to see a fore-edge painting appear out of nowhere—and even more so when fanning the pages in one direction reveals one image, and fanning the pages in the opposite direction reveals another. 👉 Once you've pulled yourself away from these mesmerizing fore-edge reveals, learn more about them at the link in bio. #foreedgepainting  #books  #gilt  #library 
These are called fore edge paintings. Some books will have more than one, with a different image when splayed the opposite way, or one that shows when the book is closed #ForeEdgePainting #SuperInteresting #Books
These are called fore edge paintings. Some books will have more than one, with a different image when splayed the opposite way, or one that shows when the book is closed #ForeEdgePainting  #SuperInteresting  #Books 
First round of things I saw at #NYABF18. I especially loved seeing that fore-edge painting.
@nyantiquarianbookfair
First round of things I saw at #NYABF18 . I especially loved seeing that fore-edge painting. @nyantiquarianbookfair
Come celebrate #ForeEdgeFriday a day early at our next weekly open house this Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.! Mr. Robert Williams and Outreach and Special Collections Archivist JoyEllen Freeman will be onsite at the Bentley to discuss the magic of fore edge paintings on books, including some hidden surprises! 
Image: Thomas Moore, "Moore's Poems," 1880. Courtesy of the Bentley Rare Book Museum.
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#foreedge #foreedgepainting #books #rarebooks #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #specialcollections #speccolls
Come celebrate #ForeEdgeFriday  a day early at our next weekly open house this Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.! Mr. Robert Williams and Outreach and Special Collections Archivist JoyEllen Freeman will be onsite at the Bentley to discuss the magic of fore edge paintings on books, including some hidden surprises! Image: Thomas Moore, "Moore's Poems," 1880. Courtesy of the Bentley Rare Book Museum. . . #foreedge  #foreedgepainting  #books  #rarebooks  #bookstagram  #librariesofinstagram  #specialcollections  #speccolls 
Separating the pages a little before I finish this little image and close the book.
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#thesisschmesis #thesis #foreedgepainting #thedogandthesparrow #watercolor
I’m so happy I saw one of these books with a fore-edge painting. I’ll own one one day just not today. #📚 #foreedgepainting #magical
I’m so happy I saw one of these books with a fore-edge painting. I’ll own one one day just not today. #📚 #foreedgepainting  #magical 
It’s #foreedgefriday! This Friday we have the sixth edition of “Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry, Kt., F.R.S., etc.” by his son Rev. Edward Parry, published in 1859. Rear-Admiral Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) was an Arctic explorer. Fittingly the #foreedgepainting depicts a ship in an icy harbour. In 1819 Parry set the record for longest voyage across the Canadian Arctic Archipelago making it one of the most successful attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. [Fore-edge G635. P3 P33 1859] (originally posted 3/4/16)

#queensu #arcticexplorer #northwestpassage #williamedwardparry #19thcentury #rarebooks #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram #jordanforeedge
It’s #foreedgefriday ! This Friday we have the sixth edition of “Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry, Kt., F.R.S., etc.” by his son Rev. Edward Parry, published in 1859. Rear-Admiral Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) was an Arctic explorer. Fittingly the #foreedgepainting  depicts a ship in an icy harbour. In 1819 Parry set the record for longest voyage across the Canadian Arctic Archipelago making it one of the most successful attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. [Fore-edge G635. P3 P33 1859] (originally posted 3/4/16) #queensu  #arcticexplorer  #northwestpassage  #williamedwardparry  #19thcentury  #rarebooks  #specialcollections  #librariesofinstagram  #jordanforeedge 
Believe it or not, there's a church tie-in for this Sunday post (see details below). Decorated with a fore-edge painting of the early 19th century jockey, Samual Chiffney (according to a card within), 1857 Wheatly's commentary on the Book of Common Prayer.

Chiffney was from a family of horse racers, and he himself won the Oaks five times, and the Derby twice.  He is represented wearing jockey's costume and carrying whip and saddle, weighing scales to the right, horse and man behind him.

Due to the relative obscurity of the 19th century jockey, I would guess this fore-edge painting was executed in the 19th century (a desirable trait). No hints of the fore-edge painting appear when the book is closed, but when you fan the leaves the painting pops out (brightest if viewed looking somewhat down on it). A fun story goes along with the book, but I have not been able to collaborate it.  A card placed in the book states, "From the library of the Rev. A.B. Harding, the well known 'Sporting Parson' of Saffron Walden, Essex". I can find no historical record of this individual, but it is a romantic notion that hidden within this seemingly pious work is a painting of the Parson's other passion. Jack Russell is the only "Sporting Parson" that I am aware of.

#sunday #sundaybetting #sportingparson #bookofcommonprayer #foreedgepainting #jockey #horseracing
Believe it or not, there's a church tie-in for this Sunday post (see details below). Decorated with a fore-edge painting of the early 19th century jockey, Samual Chiffney (according to a card within), 1857 Wheatly's commentary on the Book of Common Prayer. Chiffney was from a family of horse racers, and he himself won the Oaks five times, and the Derby twice.  He is represented wearing jockey's costume and carrying whip and saddle, weighing scales to the right, horse and man behind him. Due to the relative obscurity of the 19th century jockey, I would guess this fore-edge painting was executed in the 19th century (a desirable trait). No hints of the fore-edge painting appear when the book is closed, but when you fan the leaves the painting pops out (brightest if viewed looking somewhat down on it). A fun story goes along with the book, but I have not been able to collaborate it.  A card placed in the book states, "From the library of the Rev. A.B. Harding, the well known 'Sporting Parson' of Saffron Walden, Essex". I can find no historical record of this individual, but it is a romantic notion that hidden within this seemingly pious work is a painting of the Parson's other passion. Jack Russell is the only "Sporting Parson" that I am aware of. #sunday  #sundaybetting  #sportingparson  #bookofcommonprayer  #foreedgepainting  #jockey  #horseracing 
Fore-edge painting.  Courtesy, @byuspeccoll
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A tiny, beautiful, adorable #ForeEdgeFriday! Look at those horses!! 😍😍😍⠀
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Found on the fore edge of The Psalms of David (095.7 W349p 1833)⠀
#OldBooks #RareBooks #BookArt #ForeEdgePainting #TinyBooks #Repost @byuspeccoll with @insta.save.repost • • •
There’s nothing quite like fanning a page block to reveal the hidden scene of a “disappearing” fore-edge painting. This 8th edition copy of William Giles’ The Refuge is a treasure to hold, and with a decorative full leather binding to boot! (see second image) While fore-edge paintings date back many centuries, disappearing fore-edge paintings began to be produced around the 17th century. Happy #foreedgefriday!
#foreedge #foreedgepainting #leatherbinding #bookbinding #bookart #medhist #histmed #library #librariesofinstagram
There’s nothing quite like fanning a page block to reveal the hidden scene of a “disappearing” fore-edge painting. This 8th edition copy of William Giles’ The Refuge is a treasure to hold, and with a decorative full leather binding to boot! (see second image) While fore-edge paintings date back many centuries, disappearing fore-edge paintings began to be produced around the 17th century. Happy #foreedgefriday ! #foreedge  #foreedgepainting  #leatherbinding  #bookbinding  #bookart  #medhist  #histmed  #library  #librariesofinstagram 
Amazing fore-edge #painting hidden beneath #gilt on this book of a collection of Thomas Grey's poetic works published in 1854. #socool #bibliophile #rarebooks #thomasgrey #foreedgepainting #beautifulbooks #bookstagram #instabook
A fire-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book. Sometimes only seen while the pages have been fanned.
A fire-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book. Sometimes only seen while the pages have been fanned.
Ooh you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. Ooh, see that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen 🎶
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#dancingqueen #snowwhite #grimmsfairytales #thesisschmesis #watercolors #foreedgepainting #foreedge #4am
Arte não faz mal a ninguém. Bebamos nossa dose matinal!

#Repost from @book_historia with @regram.app ... This #ForeEdgeFriday , I present to you something I’ve never seen before: gauffering AND a fore-edge painting! Talk about deluxe!✨ It’s part of the New-York Historical Society’s Library, which has an amazing but little-studied collection of fore-edge paintings. @rebeccaquote debuted this treasure trove of #bookarts in a blog post this week, so be sure to check it out for more information: http://blog.nyhistory.org/fore-edge-paintings/ 
This edge belongs to Felicia Herman’s 1849 “Vespers of Palermo.”
#nofilter #bookstagram #library #rarebook #foreedgepainting #bibliophile #librariesofinstagram #newyorkhistoricalsociety #NewYork
Arte não faz mal a ninguém. Bebamos nossa dose matinal! #Repost  from @book_historia with @regram.app ... This #ForeEdgeFriday  , I present to you something I’ve never seen before: gauffering AND a fore-edge painting! Talk about deluxe!✨ It’s part of the New-York Historical Society’s Library, which has an amazing but little-studied collection of fore-edge paintings. @rebeccaquote debuted this treasure trove of #bookarts  in a blog post this week, so be sure to check it out for more information: http://blog.nyhistory.org/fore-edge-paintings/ This edge belongs to Felicia Herman’s 1849 “Vespers of Palermo.” #nofilter  #bookstagram  #library  #rarebook  #foreedgepainting  #bibliophile  #librariesofinstagram  #newyorkhistoricalsociety  #NewYork 
A beautiful fore edge painting. Then again, all fore edge paintings are beautiful! (095.7 Sp341 1879)⠀
#ForeEdgeFriday #ForeEdgePainting #BookArt
Happy #foreedgefriday! We hope your weekend plans include some winter fun like these two ladies ice skating!

This week marks our 2 year anniversary on Instagram! Thank you all for your support!!! In our first few months on Instagram we shared all of the fore-edge paintings in our collection. Now that there are 5x as many of you following us, we'd like to show them off again!

This fore-edge painting is from "Rest under the shadow of the great rock" by Rev. John Kennedy, [between 1861 and 1899]. #foreedgepainting #iceskating #19thcentury #rarebooks #specialcollections #queensu #ygk #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #jordanforeedge #queensulibrary #librarywonderland
Happy #foreedgefriday ! We hope your weekend plans include some winter fun like these two ladies ice skating! This week marks our 2 year anniversary on Instagram! Thank you all for your support!!! In our first few months on Instagram we shared all of the fore-edge paintings in our collection. Now that there are 5x as many of you following us, we'd like to show them off again! This fore-edge painting is from "Rest under the shadow of the great rock" by Rev. John Kennedy, [between 1861 and 1899]. #foreedgepainting  #iceskating  #19thcentury  #rarebooks  #specialcollections  #queensu  #ygk  #bookstagram  #librariesofinstagram  #jordanforeedge  #queensulibrary  #librarywonderland 
The Winterthur library director and rare books collection connoisseur, Emily Guthrie, gave the first year WUDPAC students a presentation on some of her favorites books from the collection. This book is an excellent example of fore edge painting. The video shows Emily giving the students the epic reveal! #udartcons
The Winterthur library director and rare books collection connoisseur, Emily Guthrie, gave the first year WUDPAC students a presentation on some of her favorites books from the collection. This book is an excellent example of fore edge painting. The video shows Emily giving the students the epic reveal! #udartcons 
It's rainy, cold and dark here in the Willamette Valley.  How about some fore-edge paintings of nicer weather, paired with warm red leather? 
1805 Merrick's (rhyming) Psalms and the 1795 Economy of Human Life. 
The fishing fore-edge painting decorates The Economy of Life. The more detailed painting of the Tower of London decorates the Psalms of Merrick. 
The Psalms were sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; it is not uncommon to find fore-edge paintings on books from this firm.

The ex libris in Merrick's Psalms reveals these volumes were bound for the Earl of Harcourt, George Harcourt. 
The Economy of Life includes 49 illustrations.

#foreedgepainting #London #TowerofLondon #fishing #norain #warmdays
It's rainy, cold and dark here in the Willamette Valley.  How about some fore-edge paintings of nicer weather, paired with warm red leather? 1805 Merrick's (rhyming) Psalms and the 1795 Economy of Human Life. The fishing fore-edge painting decorates The Economy of Life. The more detailed painting of the Tower of London decorates the Psalms of Merrick. The Psalms were sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; it is not uncommon to find fore-edge paintings on books from this firm. The ex libris in Merrick's Psalms reveals these volumes were bound for the Earl of Harcourt, George Harcourt. The Economy of Life includes 49 illustrations. #foreedgepainting  #London  #TowerofLondon  #fishing  #norain  #warmdays 
This 1855 book, titled "Greece and Greeks of the Present Day" is a lovely example of fore-edge painting. This technique involves painting a scene on the edges of a book and covering it with gilt. The image can only be seen when the pages are fanned as shown above. Based on the title of the book, can you guess what the painting is of? 
#reedspecialcollections #reedlibrary #reedcollege #lovereed #foreedgefriday #foreedgepainting #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram
Fore edge painting at Morgan Library #foreedgepainting #bookarts  #morganlibrary
This 1789 copy of Paul et Virginie by Jacques-Bernardin-Henry de Saint-Pierre has a beautiful fore-edge painting of Le Harre. #librariesofinstagram #rarebooks #foreedgepainting
It turns Rauner has quite an exciting Melville collection, which I spent a little time poking around earlier this afternoon. It has all kinds of great early editions and other works, including this beautifully bound edition of Moby Dick featuring a beautiful surprise for savvy readers! Also, bonus #marbledmonday :) #dartmouthcollege #raunerlibrary #mobydick #melville #foreedgepainting #surprise #melvillemonday? #rl_melville
It's #foreedgefriday! This fore-edge painting of the Tower of London is found on our 1850 edition of La Sacra Bibbia, and is currently on exhibit until the end of the month.
#foreedge #foreedgepainting #bible #biblecollection #rarebooks #queensulibrary
So @jasmino5 and @its_chris_mount continue to mirror present choices for me 😊
This year I got glorious editions of books. 
From the former, a beautiful edition of my favourite book and Hebe Anne's namesake; #anneofgreengables 
And from the latter a gorgeous edition of Pride and Prejudice featuring amazing  #foreedgepainting by Martin Frost
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So @jasmino5 and @its_chris_mount continue to mirror present choices for me 😊 This year I got glorious editions of books. From the former, a beautiful edition of my favourite book and Hebe Anne's namesake; #anneofgreengables  And from the latter a gorgeous edition of Pride and Prejudice featuring amazing #foreedgepainting  by Martin Frost 😍 📚
Happy #foreedgefriday! 
Today’s fore-edge painting is found on a manuscript of a Testament and psalter (Sternhold's version), written in shorthand by Walter Buchanan, London, 1663. Boston Athenæum Manuscript Collection. Gift ; Mrs. Agnes McKean Austin ; 1847. #librariesofinstagram #bostonathenaeum #manuscripts #psalter #specialcollections #foreedgepainting
For Fore Edge Friday, I have something a little different from my personal collection: a miniature book about 3” in size about fore edge paintings and other illustrations with tipped in plates. Authored by Robert Massmann (REM Miniatures) and published by Robert Bradbury in 2006, this book belonged to Grace Broecker, a prominent collector of #miniature books. Inside, I found a note to Grace from the publisher. Side note: much of Grace’s miniature book collection is at the #huntingtonlibrary. Swipe to see the #marbled endpapers and more. 💫
For Fore Edge Friday, I have something a little different from my personal collection: a miniature book about 3” in size about fore edge paintings and other illustrations with tipped in plates. Authored by Robert Massmann (REM Miniatures) and published by Robert Bradbury in 2006, this book belonged to Grace Broecker, a prominent collector of #miniature  books. Inside, I found a note to Grace from the publisher. Side note: much of Grace’s miniature book collection is at the #huntingtonlibrary . Swipe to see the #marbled  endpapers and more. 💫
Here are three examples of Fore-Edge Paintings from @BPLboston’s Special Collections. The paintings were created on the fore-edge of books, using watercolors, and are only visible when the pages are carefully fanned, in the same manner as when the artist was painting the picture. When the book is closed the painting disappears under the gold leaf of the edge. With 258 books featuring fore-edge paintings, the BPL has one of the largest collections in the country. They were originally collected by Albert H. Wiggin between 1945 and 1951, and donated to the BPL upon his death. Shown here: Stonehenge (ca. 1760-1840), Fox Hunting (1843), and Albany (1838). To see more, visit @digitalcommonwealth at https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/collections/commonwealth:kh04n017m
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#ForeEdge #ForeEdgePainting #BookArt #BookPainting #SpecialCollections #RareBooks #AntiquarianBooks #OldBooks #Watercolor #BookSpine #HiddenArt #Bookstagram #Bibliophile #19thcentury #1800s #early1800s #Stonehenge #FoxHunting #Horses #Albany #HudsonRiver #Landscape #instart #illustration #preservation #AlbertWiggin #WigginCollection #BostonPublicLibrary #LibrariesofInstagram #IGlibraries
Here are three examples of Fore-Edge Paintings from @BPLboston’s Special Collections. The paintings were created on the fore-edge of books, using watercolors, and are only visible when the pages are carefully fanned, in the same manner as when the artist was painting the picture. When the book is closed the painting disappears under the gold leaf of the edge. With 258 books featuring fore-edge paintings, the BPL has one of the largest collections in the country. They were originally collected by Albert H. Wiggin between 1945 and 1951, and donated to the BPL upon his death. Shown here: Stonehenge (ca. 1760-1840), Fox Hunting (1843), and Albany (1838). To see more, visit @digitalcommonwealth at https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/collections/commonwealth:kh04n017m . . . . #ForeEdge  #ForeEdgePainting  #BookArt  #BookPainting  #SpecialCollections  #RareBooks  #AntiquarianBooks  #OldBooks  #Watercolor  #BookSpine  #HiddenArt  #Bookstagram  #Bibliophile  #19thcentury  #1800s  #early1800s  #Stonehenge  #FoxHunting  #Horses  #Albany  #HudsonRiver  #Landscape  #instart  #illustration  #preservation  #AlbertWiggin  #WigginCollection  #BostonPublicLibrary  #LibrariesofInstagram  #IGlibraries 
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're getting a chance to gather together with friends and family to celebrate the blessings in your life. If, like this fore-edge painted family, you're travelling to a cabin on a lake, remember to wear your life jackets ;) An inscription inside the book claims the painting depicts the Royal Family heading out on Virginia Water Lake in Windsor Great Park. "Cabin on a lake" might be an understatement.

#Foreedgepainting #family #familyvacation
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're getting a chance to gather together with friends and family to celebrate the blessings in your life. If, like this fore-edge painted family, you're travelling to a cabin on a lake, remember to wear your life jackets ;) An inscription inside the book claims the painting depicts the Royal Family heading out on Virginia Water Lake in Windsor Great Park. "Cabin on a lake" might be an understatement. #Foreedgepainting  #family  #familyvacation 
Enjoy a Thanksgiving #foreedgefriday early this week with this double fore-edge painting on a Book of Common Prayer from 1809. Here for some treatment for detached board and leaves it’s now getting a study cloth covered dropspine box to keep it secure and clean on the shelf. 
ND2370 .C562 CB#librariesofinstagram #foreedgepainting #bookconservation #libraryconservation #hiddentreasures #inthelab
This fore edge painting is blowing us away today. How stunningly gorgeous! Don't you agree?? Image of Poems by Samuel Rogers, 1853 with fore edge painting of a canal scene in Venice with St. Mark's Cathedral in background. #ForeEdgeFriday #ForeEdgePainting #BYU #HBLL #Venice #StMarks
This fore edge painting is blowing us away today. How stunningly gorgeous! Don't you agree?? Image of Poems by Samuel Rogers, 1853 with fore edge painting of a canal scene in Venice with St. Mark's Cathedral in background. #ForeEdgeFriday  #ForeEdgePainting  #BYU  #HBLL  #Venice  #StMarks 
It may not be a mesmerizing hidden #foreedgepainting, but I appreciate that one of the previous owners of this book took the time to leave the words "Good Eats" on the #foreedge. Since the book is about cooking, this seems like an excellent recommendation. Book: Domestic Science, Book Two (1914) by Bertha J. Austin. #foreedgefriday #othmerlibrary #cooking #bookstagram #books #goodeats
No celebration of Edgar Allan Poe from our collections would be complete without our "Pit and the Pendulum" fore-edge painting! 
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#gvsuarchives #halloween #pagefrights #spooky #edgarallanpoe #pitandthependulum #specialcollections #rarebooks #foreedgepainting
A newly acquired #rockwellkent illustrated edition of #mobydick I'll be showing next weekend @torontoantiquarianbookfair Kent's masterpiece in a fine #leatherbinding with a stunning #twowaypainting #foreedgepainting
1857 Poetical Works of William Cowper, with a fore-edge painting (swipe left for more). The painting shows Cowper imposed in front of the The Pool of London, with the Tower of London visible in the background. "William Cowper (1731 –1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak." -Wiki

I read through some of this one and enjoyed it; it reminds me of George Herbert.

#foreedgepainting #williamcowper #beautifulbooks #green #poetry #19thcentury
1857 Poetical Works of William Cowper, with a fore-edge painting (swipe left for more). The painting shows Cowper imposed in front of the The Pool of London, with the Tower of London visible in the background. "William Cowper (1731 –1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak." -Wiki I read through some of this one and enjoyed it; it reminds me of George Herbert. #foreedgepainting  #williamcowper  #beautifulbooks  #green  #poetry  #19thcentury 
How about this for a hidden treasure? A two volume work by Cowper with both volumes having fore edge paintings! These works of art can be found @davidmasonbooks booth. #foreedgepainting #hiddentreasures #miniaturepainting
and this is the dual fore-edge paintings i was talking about... the book is hiroshi unno's "the art of decadence" (european fantasy art of the fin-de-siècle), published by @pie_international. if you fan the pages to the right, you can see a skeleton & if you fan them to the left, there are roses. awesome, no? ^_^ #art #books #findesiecle #artnouveau #hiroshiunno #fantasy #foreedgepainting
and this is the dual fore-edge paintings i was talking about... the book is hiroshi unno's "the art of decadence" (european fantasy art of the fin-de-siècle), published by @pie_international. if you fan the pages to the right, you can see a skeleton & if you fan them to the left, there are roses. awesome, no? ^_^ #art  #books  #findesiecle  #artnouveau  #hiroshiunno  #fantasy  #foreedgepainting 
Check out Barbara Balfour's #rainbow take on a #todolist in her #artistbook "Notes to Self" ($350): http://shop.acontainer.co/product/notes-to-self-barbara-balfour #artbook #bookarts #paperart #foreedgepainting
For Sunday, an 1828 The Imitation of Christ with a fore-edge painting of St. Paul's Cathedral.Translated to English by Dibdin, the bibliophile (author of Bibliomania). Includes a lengthy list of notable "subscribers" at the beginning of the work.  Dibdin also included a long introduction to a Kempis' much respected work.

Also, an interesting illustration filled with symbolism (swipe left). This one sold quickly, but we've just posted a number of fore-edge paintings at our website.

#sunday #stpaulscathedral #jesus #theimitationofjesus #foreedgepainting
For Sunday, an 1828 The Imitation of Christ with a fore-edge painting of St. Paul's Cathedral.Translated to English by Dibdin, the bibliophile (author of Bibliomania). Includes a lengthy list of notable "subscribers" at the beginning of the work.  Dibdin also included a long introduction to a Kempis' much respected work. Also, an interesting illustration filled with symbolism (swipe left). This one sold quickly, but we've just posted a number of fore-edge paintings at our website. #sunday  #stpaulscathedral  #jesus  #theimitationofjesus  #foreedgepainting 
A matching binding to last Friday's post, with a fore-edge painting of Venice looking across the water at the (much exaggerated) Basilica and St. Mark's Square; to the left you can see the statue of Dogana in the skyline, atop the Punta della Dogana.

I've posted additional photos of the engravings after Turner (among others) found within, including knights jousting on the square which is a view of the often illustrated square I hadn't seen before.

This fore-edge painting decorates a collection of poems on Italy by Samuel Rogers.  This work, and the work I highlighted last Friday are often sold together.  I'm offering them individually, but would prefer to sell them together and will offer a strong discount to anyone wanting to purchase both.

This would be an excellent addition to a Venice collection.

I recently purchased a fore-edge painting collection so I hope you enjoy seeing them; there will be more posts probably.

#Venice #VeniceBooks #VeniceItaly #VenicePainting #Foreedgepainting #rarebooks #beautifulbooks #booklover #romanticplaces #poetry #art #finebinding
A matching binding to last Friday's post, with a fore-edge painting of Venice looking across the water at the (much exaggerated) Basilica and St. Mark's Square; to the left you can see the statue of Dogana in the skyline, atop the Punta della Dogana. I've posted additional photos of the engravings after Turner (among others) found within, including knights jousting on the square which is a view of the often illustrated square I hadn't seen before. This fore-edge painting decorates a collection of poems on Italy by Samuel Rogers.  This work, and the work I highlighted last Friday are often sold together.  I'm offering them individually, but would prefer to sell them together and will offer a strong discount to anyone wanting to purchase both. This would be an excellent addition to a Venice collection. I recently purchased a fore-edge painting collection so I hope you enjoy seeing them; there will be more posts probably. #Venice  #VeniceBooks  #VeniceItaly  #VenicePainting  #Foreedgepainting  #rarebooks  #beautifulbooks  #booklover  #romanticplaces  #poetry  #art  #finebinding 
A stunning book with fore-edge painting and and awesome display as well. @ecrarebooks has the edition for sale and made the stand himself from zebra wood. Very nice! #seattleantiquarianbookfair #rarebook #foreedgepainting #oldbook #booknerd #bookstand #zebrawood
Happy #foreedgefriday everyone. Enjoy the weekend!
Yesterday's Samuel Rogers posting conceals a fore-edge painting. The painting reflects verses within the book pertaining to Greenwich Hospital (in the 19th century, a hospital and home for retired sailors of the Royal Navy). Often fore-edge paintings are general and do not reflect the text.  In addition, J.M.W. Turner illustrated the same verses within the book (engraved after his sketch which you can see online). This is a well illustrated book, with many engravings after Turner and several other artists.

The fore-edge painting is nicely detailed, painted from a rare vantage point on the Hospital.  Several people are recreating along the banks of the Thames and on the river you can see a hospital ship flying a white flag with red cross (medic flag). #foreedgefriday #foreedgepainting #jmwturner #greenwichhospital #thames #london #navy #naval #ships
Yesterday's Samuel Rogers posting conceals a fore-edge painting. The painting reflects verses within the book pertaining to Greenwich Hospital (in the 19th century, a hospital and home for retired sailors of the Royal Navy). Often fore-edge paintings are general and do not reflect the text.  In addition, J.M.W. Turner illustrated the same verses within the book (engraved after his sketch which you can see online). This is a well illustrated book, with many engravings after Turner and several other artists. The fore-edge painting is nicely detailed, painted from a rare vantage point on the Hospital.  Several people are recreating along the banks of the Thames and on the river you can see a hospital ship flying a white flag with red cross (medic flag). #foreedgefriday  #foreedgepainting  #jmwturner  #greenwichhospital  #thames  #london  #navy  #naval  #ships 
1834 Poems of Samuel Rogers. An October binding in my opinion; the corners appear like cobwebs and the gilt contrasts with the aging black leather to create an effect not unlike the design of Halloween decorations.

The work is illustrated wonderfully with many illustrations after sketches by J.M.W. Turner.

The work is also decorated with a fore-edge painting, which I'll share tomorrow :) #October #Halloween #pagefrights #gothic #cobwebs #finebinding #gilt #alledgesgilt #foreedgepainting #samuelrogers #jmwturner #turner #art #illustration #vintage #old #rare #beautiful #bookbinding
1834 Poems of Samuel Rogers. An October binding in my opinion; the corners appear like cobwebs and the gilt contrasts with the aging black leather to create an effect not unlike the design of Halloween decorations. The work is illustrated wonderfully with many illustrations after sketches by J.M.W. Turner. The work is also decorated with a fore-edge painting, which I'll share tomorrow :) #October  #Halloween  #pagefrights  #gothic  #cobwebs  #finebinding  #gilt  #alledgesgilt  #foreedgepainting  #samuelrogers  #jmwturner  #turner  #art  #illustration  #vintage  #old  #rare  #beautiful  #bookbinding