ATG Quirkies: The Nearly Lost Art of Fore-edge Painting

by | Jul 16, 2018 | 0 comments

On the Edge of Discovery: The Secret of Fore-Edge Paintings is a post by writer and artist Grace Nuth that chronicles “the excitement and thrill of a bibliophile who discovers a beautifully bound copy of a classic book in a random small bookstore” as she “opens the book, careful not to crack the leather spine, and as the pages spread open in a fan, the gilt edges reveal an image secretly painted on them…”

(The image above provided by Martin Frost. See more from his collection at

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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