The Lord of the Isles  
By Sir Walter Scott,
Dated 1857
Double Fore Edge Painted Book
Inventory #B3350-159-g
The Lord of the Isles, by Sir Walter Scott, 1857.

Double / Split Fore Edge Paintings depicting
scenic views of landscapes with inset cameo
portraits.  

Published in Edinburgh by Adam and Charles
Black, North Bridge.

BINDING:  
Bound in full red leather with intricate gilt borders  
on front and back boards. Raised bands on spine
with ornately detailed gilt decorations in
compartments and gilt lettering.   Dentelle edging
on inside of covers.  Profusely illustrated
throughout the text.  

CONDITION:     Fine Condition!  

Published in Edinburgh by Adam and Charles
Black, North Bridge.  

From the collection of Sir Harry Page, who was
one of the foremost collectors of Victorian fore
edge painted books.  

Circa:  1857
Price:  $3,000.00
8.25" High, 5.5" Deep, 1.5" Wide
Inventory #B3350-159-g
Victorian Era  *SPLIT / DOUBLE*  FORE EDGE PAINTINGS

WHEN YOU OPEN THE TEXT BLOCK OF THE BOOK
DOWN THE MIDDLE, THERE IS A WATERCOLOR PAINTING
ON THE FORE EDGE OF EITHER SIDE OF THE BOOK.
DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK, THIS IS SOMETIMES REFERRED
TO AS A DOUBLE FORE EDGE PAINTING,
AND SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS A SPLIT FORE EDGE
PAINTING.  FOR SIMPLICITIES SAKE, I AM REFERRING TO IT AS
A SPLIT / DOUBLE FORE EDGE PAINTING.

WHEN YOU OPEN THE BOOK TO IT'S CENTER, YOU CAN SEE
THE PAINTINGS ON EITHER SIDE.  THEN, BY GENTLY FANNING
THE PAGES, THE PAINTING IS REVEALED IN MORE DETAIL.
WHEN YOU CLOSE THE BOOK, THE PAINTINGS DISAPPEAR.

THE PAINTINGS WERE PAINTED BY FANNING THE PAGES,
AND PAINTING ON THE VERY TIPS OF THE FANNED PAGES.  
THEN, AFTER THE PAINT WAS DRY, THE BOOK WOULD HAVE
BEEN CLOSED AND A GOLD GILDING APPLIED TO THE FORE EDGES.
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