THE WORKS OF GEORGE HERBERT
Double Fore Edge Painted Book
Circa:  1862
Inventory  #B3400-198i
THE WORKS OF GEORGE HERBERT, IN PROSE AND VERSE.
With Split Double Victorian Era Fore Edge Watercolor
Paintings.

EDITED BY: THE REV. ROBERT ARIS WILLMOTT, INCUMBENT OF BEAR WOOD.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
Wood Engravings Signed By Dalziel!: AFFLICTION, THE QUIP, LOVE UNKNOWN,
ASSURANCE, CHURCH MILITANT, & CHARITY.  (Includes 6 fine illustrations in text,
a portrait of the author, and an illustrated title page) (see pictures)

Published By:
Routledge, Warne And Routledge,  Farringdon Street,  LONDON, 1862

Printed By:
Woodfall And Kinder,  Angel Court, Skinner Street, London

Signed Binding: Jas. M Cormick, Bookseller & Binder, 15 Essex-Quay, Dublin
(Ireland),

With Victorian Split Double Fore Edge Paintings (SEE DEFINITION BELOW)
Depicting Heavenly Scenes of :
Cherubs Flying Playfully In The Sky,
And A Flying Angel, Blowing A Trumpet .

PROVINANCE:
From the collection of: SIR HARRY PAGE, MANCHESTER,
ENGLAND. "One of The fore most collectors of Victorian Era Fore Edge Painted
Books, in all of England."

ALSO:
Former owner's name in front of book. (see pictures)

BINDING:  VERY FINE BINDING!  
Bound in fine green, full leather binding.   Beautifully detailed, intricate gold  gilding with matching
patterns on front & back boards.   Raised bands on spine, accented with gold gilding.   Decorative gold
gilt designs in compartments, and  gilt lettering!   Delicate, gilded Dentelle
edges on inside of boards,  as well as gilt edging on boards!   All Edges Gilt!
CONDITION:  NEAR FINE CONDITION!!!!  
Spine is tight & secure!  No weakness to hinges!!
No wear to boards or spine!  Pages of text are clean!
Illustrations are exquisite.   Wood engravings Signed By: Dalziel!

Known Issues:
Corners are bumped. End papers, blank pages, and Illustrations have faint discolorations. (see pictures)
4 pages have a nick at the top edge. The last one is 1/8" deep, in a V shape.  The other 3 pages affected
get progressively smaller.   (See Pictures)  (This is on the top edge of the book, and does not affect the
fore edge painting, which is on the outer, or fore edge of the book
)

PLEASE LOOK AT ALL 43 PICTURES PROVIDED!
THEY ARE AN ACCURATE DEPICTION
OF THE CONDITION OF THIS BOOK,
AND CONSIDERED A PART OF THE DESCRIPTION.

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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