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  • Although fore-edge paintings can be found on manuscripts dating back to the 13th century, the art became popular in the 17th century, and is still being widely practiced today by artists working on 18th and 19th century books in the old styles.

    2009 July 14 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • When you fold the notebook length-wise (when the spine practically touches the long edge of the back cover), the fore-edge of the pages fan out.

    Hidden Book-Edge Map Maintains Your Cred | Lifehacker Australia

  • For the left side of the ‘volume’ mature wood was selected and for the right side sapwood, while the fore-edge was made from heartwood; the top surface incorporated cross-sections from branches of various ages while the bottom surface showed a section through the trunk …

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  • The rule of beautiful and traditional printing is that the two opposite pages form one unit, that the upper margin should be a little larger than the inside margin, that the fore-edge margin should be the next in size, and the lowest the greatest of all Example — old uncut books.

    Sage Advice for the Fine Book Printer

  • If you can't remember which titles are bad for your inventory (the fact that you can't is scary enough), then use a innocuous mark on the fore-edge.

    Dear Bibliobull - stamping out stamps

  • When you fold the notebook length-wise when the spine practically touches the long edge of the back cover, the fore-edge of the pages fan out.

    Hidden Book-Edge Map Maintains Your Cred | Lifehacker Australia

  • Faint staining along fore-edge of rear cover, touch of sunning to spine panel, a very good copy.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • In most cases, a fore-edge painting is only visible when the pages are fanned out, expanding the panel formed by front edges of the book and exposing the painting.

    Boing Boing: March 6, 2005 - March 12, 2005 Archives

  • MetaFilter has a short but amazing post about fore-edge painting, an entire genre of book illustration that's new to me.

    Boing Boing: March 6, 2005 - March 12, 2005 Archives

  • Fore-edge paintings are watercolour decorations, painted on the ends of the pages of the fore-edge of a book.

    Boing Boing: March 6, 2005 - March 12, 2005 Archives

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  • The edge of the book parallel to the spine.

    February 25, 2008