Book title: Helga Herbert, William. Helga; a poem. In seven cantos. London, Printed for John Murray, 1815. 8vo, contemporary red straight grain morocco, gilt edges. Under the gilt is a fore-edge painting of a seascape, showing fishermen beaching a boat.
Fore edge: is the trimmed edge that is opposite of the spine and can sometimes is painted or gilded on higher end books. Some fore edges were painted in a way that was only visible when the pages were fanned in a particular way. This one is for "Lyrics of the Heart" and other poems.