New acquisition alert! A completely ordinary 1790 edition of Pliny the Younger, made A+ by a DOUBLE disappearing fore-edge painting. This one is a view of the Newport Harbor in RI, the painting is undated but pre-1920.
For Fore Edge Friday, I have something a little different from my personal collection: a miniature book about 3” in size about fore edge paintings and other illustrations with tipped in plates. Authored by Robert Massmann (REM Miniatures) and published by Robert Bradbury in 2006, this book belonged to Grace Broecker, a prominent collector of #miniature books. Inside, I found a note to Grace from the publisher. Side note: much of Grace’s miniature book collection is at the #huntingtonlibrary . Swipe to see the #marbled endpapers and more. 💫
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're getting a chance to gather together with friends and family to celebrate the blessings in your life. If, like this fore-edge painted family, you're travelling to a cabin on a lake, remember to wear your life jackets ;) An inscription inside the book claims the painting depicts the Royal Family heading out on Virginia Water Lake in Windsor Great Park. "Cabin on a lake" might be an understatement.
1857 Poetical Works of William Cowper, with a fore-edge painting (swipe left for more). The painting shows Cowper imposed in front of the The Pool of London, with the Tower of London visible in the background. "William Cowper (1731 –1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak." -Wiki
I read through some of this one and enjoyed it; it reminds me of George Herbert.
and this is the dual fore-edge paintings i was talking about... the book is hiroshi unno's "the art of decadence" (european fantasy art of the fin-de-siècle), published by @pie_international. if you fan the pages to the right, you can see a skeleton & if you fan them to the left, there are roses. awesome, no? ^_^ #art#books#findesiecle#artnouveau#hiroshiunno#fantasy#foreedgepainting
For Sunday, an 1828 The Imitation of Christ with a fore-edge painting of St. Paul's Cathedral.Translated to English by Dibdin, the bibliophile (author of Bibliomania). Includes a lengthy list of notable "subscribers" at the beginning of the work. Dibdin also included a long introduction to a Kempis' much respected work.
Also, an interesting illustration filled with symbolism (swipe left). This one sold quickly, but we've just posted a number of fore-edge paintings at our website.
A matching binding to last Friday's post, with a fore-edge painting of Venice looking across the water at the (much exaggerated) Basilica and St. Mark's Square; to the left you can see the statue of Dogana in the skyline, atop the Punta della Dogana.
I've posted additional photos of the engravings after Turner (among others) found within, including knights jousting on the square which is a view of the often illustrated square I hadn't seen before.
This fore-edge painting decorates a collection of poems on Italy by Samuel Rogers. This work, and the work I highlighted last Friday are often sold together. I'm offering them individually, but would prefer to sell them together and will offer a strong discount to anyone wanting to purchase both.
This would be an excellent addition to a Venice collection.
I recently purchased a fore-edge painting collection so I hope you enjoy seeing them; there will be more posts probably.
Yesterday's Samuel Rogers posting conceals a fore-edge painting. The painting reflects verses within the book pertaining to Greenwich Hospital (in the 19th century, a hospital and home for retired sailors of the Royal Navy). Often fore-edge paintings are general and do not reflect the text. In addition, J.M.W. Turner illustrated the same verses within the book (engraved after his sketch which you can see online). This is a well illustrated book, with many engravings after Turner and several other artists.
The fore-edge painting is nicely detailed, painted from a rare vantage point on the Hospital. Several people are recreating along the banks of the Thames and on the river you can see a hospital ship flying a white flag with red cross (medic flag). #foreedgefriday#foreedgepainting#jmwturner#greenwichhospital#thames#london#navy#naval#ships
Fore-edge painting (a view of Oxford) on an 1801 Book of Common Prayer we added to our stock this week. A handsome book, with a straight-grain Morocco leather binding. Ownership inscription of Edward Edwards, likely the notable 19th century Librarian.
Estaré compartiendo todo los recuerdos y las cosas nuevas que vayan saliendo.
Este es mi primer recuerdo, hace ya tres años tuve la oportunidad de poder tocar y apreciar un libro con pinturas en sus bordes, que, al torcer, aparecían y al dejarlo quieto se escondían. Yo me enamore de la idea y deseaba hacer uno similar. Leí muchas cosas sobre las técnicas para hacerlo y sus historias. Entonces intente hacer uno, pero como fue mi primer intento no salió muy bien. Hubo muchos problemas en el proceso y solo pude lograr hacer la pintura. Aun así, me pareció muy bonita experiencia y aun quiero pasar bastante tiempo con esta idea de dejar huellas en los bordes de los libros de todos los demás.
Este librito ahora yo lo utilizo como recetario de cocina y también de otras cosas como recetas para productos de higiene personal. Mi librito ya está bastante gastado y es porque lo he traído por todos lados apuntando cosas.
Si quieren compartirme una rica receta de platillos caseros o cualquier receta milagrosa, pásenla, pásenla, no sean envidiosos jijijijiji ❤
Las dimensiones son: 16.51 cm. x 10.16 cm x 5.08 cm, por si tenían curiosidad... #libros#bookart#acuarela#recuerdos#perrito#azulejos#acuarela#watercolor#bookarts#foreedgepainting