Individuals may not know it, but rather numerous college libraries have uncommon book accumulations.
It’s called fore-edge painting,this book Common Prayers contains two paintings. One of the two books in the Arundel Room, of Rogers Library, containing fore-edge paintings.A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book.
There are two basic forms, including paintings on edges that have been fanned and edges that are closed.
Thus with the first instance a book edge must be fanned to see the painting and in the second the painting is on the closed edge itself and thus should not be fanned. A fanned painting is one that is not visible when the book is closed.