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  • Collection: Fore-Edge Paintings
Go to London Bridge from the River Thames item page

Painting on the fore-edge of vol. 1 of "Osmond: a tale" by Mary Ann Kelty of London Bridge from the River Thames with the dome of St. Paul's in the background.
Go to View of the Town of Bedford, England item page

One side of a double painting on the fore-edge of "The select works of John Bunyan" by George Cheever. When the leaves are fanned one way, a view of the town of Bedford, England from the north is displayed, when fanned the other way, a view of…
Go to Old Burying Ground at Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts item page

Painting on the fore-edge of "Poems" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow of the old burying ground at Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts with portrait of Longfellow.
Go to Single-Masted Ship on the River Thames with the Tower of London in the Distance item page

Painting on the fore-edge of vol. 2 of "Osmond: a tale" by Mary Ann Kelty of a single-masted ship on the River Thames with the Tower of London in the middle distance.
Go to Bridge in the Town of Bedford, England item page

One side of a double painting on the fore-edge of "The select works of John Bunyan" by George Cheever. When the leaves are fanned one way, a view of Bedford bridge is displayed, when fanned the other way, a view of the town of Bedford, England from…
Go to Lakeside Scene of a Walled Town from the Water item page

Painting on the fore-edge of "Les enfants de l'amour" by Eugene Sue of a lakeside scene of a walled town from the water with several boats resting on shore at low tide. Artist Retsof or Foster is unknown.
Go to John Gilpin Riding His Horse Through Edmonton item page

Painting on the fore-edge of "The poetical works of William Cowper." Image is based on "The Diverting History of John Gilpin," a comic ballad by Cowper, about a man who lost control of his horse.
Go to English Country Scene item page

Painting on the fore-edge of "The golden treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language" by Francis Turner Palgrave of a country scene with workers on ladders in trees, a country house, and the tower of a castle in the…
Go to Man with Crossbow item page

Painting on the fore-edge of "Portrait intime de Balzac" by Edmond Werdet of a man aiming a crossbow, another looking on, and a third restraining a hunting dog.
Go to Portrait of Charles Dickens as an Older Man with Vignettes from Novels item page

One side of a double painting on the fore-edge of "Our mutual friend" by Charles Dickens. When the leaves are fanned one way, a portrait of the author as an older man with vignettes from David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol is displayed, when…
Go to Portrait of Charles Dickens as a Young Man with Vignettes from Novels item page

One side of a double painting on the fore-edge of "Our mutual friend" by Charles Dickens. A portrait of the author as a young man with vignettes from The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist is displayed on one half of the pages, and a portrait of the…
Go to American Indian on Horseback item page

Vertical painting on the fore-edge of "The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" of an American Indian with a lance on horseback.
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