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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.

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.

Songs of the Chace    Songs of the Chace,  containing an extensive collection relative to the sports of the field, including the several subjects of hunting, shooting, racing, coursing, angling, hawking

Songs of the Chace Songs of the Chace, containing an extensive collection relative to the sports of the field, including the several subjects of hunting, shooting, racing, coursing, angling, hawking

Fore-edge painting: 'Letters of Lady Rachel Russell', 1801, by J. Mawman

Fore-edge painting: 'Letters of Lady Rachel Russell', 1801, by J. Mawman

A History of New York Irving, Washington. New edition. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1821.

A History of New York Irving, Washington. New edition. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1821.

Alexander Pope's residence at Twickenham, Fore-edge book painting.  This is painted on the edge of the pages.

Alexander Pope's residence at Twickenham, Fore-edge book painting. This is painted on the edge of the pages.

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.

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.

Fore-edge paintings: 'Marmion', 1811, by Sir Walter Scott -- Lindesfarne Abbey

Fore-edge paintings: 'Marmion', 1811, by Sir Walter Scott -- Lindesfarne Abbey

Fore-Edge Paintings: The Secret Works of Art Hidden Inside Book Pages

Fore-Edge Paintings: The Secret Works of Art Hidden Inside Book Pages

Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold, by John Hobhouse, printed in with a scene of Venice

The Rambler (vol. 1) by Samuel Johnson, printed in 1825 with a stagecoach scene of Wych Street, London

Fore-Edge Paintings: The Secret Works of Art Hidden Inside Book Pages

The Rambler (vol. 1) by Samuel Johnson, printed in 1825 with a stagecoach scene of Wych Street, London

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