See The Painting Hidden In The Gilt Edges Of The Pages Of The Antique Book !!



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.