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A fore-edge painting

A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book such that the painting is not visible when the book is closed. In order to view the painting, the leaves of the book must be fanned, exposing the edges of the pages and thereby the painting. London, David Bogue, 1857. In-8. With memoir of the Author by George Cheber and engraving on wood by ,E, and J.Dalziel from designs by William Harvey.
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