Bibliophiles will enjoy this YouTube video about fore-edge painting from the Cornell University Library. -Editor
I've never heard of a fore-edge painting on a numismatic book. Does one exist? I do know of one numismatic connection, however. When
I visited numismatist Donald Miller at his home on Indiana, PA, he showed me his wonderful collection of books with fore-edge painting.
To watch the complete video, see:
Fore-edge Painting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZZQ28YZXSE)
Thanks to the Boing Boing newsletter, where I learned about this video. -Editor
High-end printers began decorating the edges of books as the craft developed, including dyeing and gilding the edges, but in the 17th
century, artisans began creating fore-edge paintings that could only be seen when books were fanned.
To read the complete article, see:
Printed easter eggs: fore-edge paintings hidden in books
Wayne Homren, Editor
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