Double Fore-edge painted book:(see definition below)  
Moore's Poetical Works, 1875.  

With Victorian Era split (double) fore-edge paintings.

BINDING:    Fine Bindings!  
Bound in fine full green leather binding with gold gilt accents
on boards, forming a frame, with intricate blind tooled designs
in the center.  Raised bands on spine, accented with gold
gilding in the compartments, and gold lettering with the title of
the book in one.  All edges gilt.
Beautiful dentelle edges on inside of boards.  Marbled end
papers.  

Published by: Longman's, Green, & Co., London,

Printed by:  Spottiswoode & Co., London.  

CONDITION:  NEAR FINE CONDITION!  
Binding is tight and secure, with no weakness.  Text block is
tight!  Pages are clean!  

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

Circa:  1875     
Price:   $4,500.00
Inventory #B3400-198b    
Size:   9.25"H  6.5"W   2"D
MOORE'S POETICAL WORKS
DOUBLE FORE EDGE PAINTINGS
Circa 1875
Inventory  #B3400-198b
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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