FORE-EDGE PAINTING A Historical Survey Of A Curious Art In Book Decoration

Harvey House: Irvington-On-Hudson, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-7699

Illus., 10.25 x 7", brown cloth, gilt lettering, 223pp, pict dustjacket. Very good condition, dustjacket is price-clipped with edge tears and archival repairs else good to very good condition. Foredge painting, which came to popularity in the 18th century involved painting scenes or images on the foredge then covering it with gilt, the art work was not visible until the pages were carefully fanned out. These volumes were not meant to be read but to admired and stored away carefully. Revised edition. We have several beautiful fore-edge books for sale from single volumes to a multi-volume set.

Price: $75.00

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