19th Century Fore-Edge Paintings Are Hidden on the Pages of a Book

Fore-edge paintings

Colleen Theisen of the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa recently posted some fantastic 19th century paintings that are hidden on the fore-edge of books (known as fore-edge paintings)—in order to see the paintings, the pages of the book must be fanned. The paintings posted by Theisen are from an 1837 four-volume series on the seasons by Scottish author Robert Mudie.

Fore-edge paintings

Fore-edge paintings

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