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    IMAGES: Stunning, Tiny Paintings On Vintage Books

    Colleen Theisen, a librarian at University of Iowa's Special Collections and University Archives, recently found these awesome fore-edge paintings on a series of books from the 19th century. The b
    • Sara Rosett

      Bookmarking Book Art - Secret Fore-Edge Paintings at the University of Iowa

    • jean maier

      Autumn Foreedge paintings. University of Iowa, Robert Mudie 1837 donate by Charlotte Smith

    • Calimyrna Moon

      Previously unknown secret paintings discovered on the edge of antique book pages A few months back, a rare art collection was discovered at the University of Iowa…in the library, of all places. Colleen Theisen, a staff member with the University’s Special Collection and University Archives, found a set of fore edge paintings, meaning paintings done on the outside pages of a book, only discernible when the book’s pages are fanned out. The books wer

    • Waterford TWP Public Library

      Secret Fore Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa seasons painting illustration fore edge painting books - very cool

    • Anne Cahill

      Fore edge paintings on old books

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