Browse Items (18 total)

  • Collection: Fore-Edge Paintings
Go to Protagonist of Pit and the Pendulum item page

Painting on the fore-edge of "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe." Image of the protagonist of Pit and the Pendulum is based on illustration by Arthur Rackham. The figure appears gaunt and terrified, clad only in his "wrapper of coarse serge." Standing at…
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 Nude Woman Reclining on a Bed item page

Cropped image of an erotic painting on the fore-edge of "The women of England: their social duties, and domestic habits," by Sarah Stickney Ellis. Painting shows a nude woman reclining on a bed with another nude woman holding a mirror.
Go to Erotic painting of a man and woman, and two horses in country scene item page

Erotic painting of a man and a woman watching two horses on the fore-edge of a book of poems including "The grave" by Blair; "The elegy," by Gray; " "Prison thoughts," by Dodd; "On death," by Porteus; and "The night thoughts, & c.," by E. Young.
Go to View of Edinburgh Scotland item page

Painting on the fore-edge of "The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott" of a view of Edinburgh.
Go to View of a Bridge item page

One side of a double painting on the fore-edge of "Six sermons on the church and her ministry" by John Stonard. When the leaves are fanned one way a view of a bridge is displayed, when fanned the other way, a view of a city is displayed.
Go to View of a City item page

One side of a double painting on the fore-edge of "Six sermons on the church and her ministry" by John Stonard. When the leaves are fanned one way a view of a city is displayed, when fanned the other way, a view of a bridge is displayed.
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.
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 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 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 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…
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