A Selection of Fore Edge Paintings
(Photos do not accurately capture brilliance of paintings)

[The Book of Common Prayer]
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Ries and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches.

4to. Full dark morocco stamped elaborately in blind and gilt. Features a striking fore-edge painting of Guildford Abbey College. Illustrated by Richard Westall. A fine copy.
London: James Carpenter 1813

Price: $ 6500


[Captain] Andrews
Journey from Buenos Ayres. Through the provinces of Cordova, Tucuman, and Salta, to Potosi, thence by the Deserts of Caranja to Arica and subsequently to Santiago de Chili and Coquimbo, undertaken on behalf of the Chilian and Peruvian Mining Association, in the years 1825-26.

2 vols. 8vo. Full green morocco lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Each volume features a different fore-edge painting depicting a beautiful beach landscape. Slight shelfwear, still a fine set.
London: John Murray 1827

Price: $ 3500




Walter Scott
Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field.

8vo. Full red morocco decorated in blind and gilt, a.e.g. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. 1815
The ninth edition. Fore-edge painted.

Price: $ 1250


Dante Alighieri
Opere Poetiche di Dante Alighieri

2 vols. 8vo. Full dark green morocco decorated in blind and gilt, a.e.g. Parigi: Presso Lefevre, Librajo 1823
With fore-edge paintings on both volumes.

Price: $ 3750


Walter Scott
Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field.
8vo. Full red morocco decorated in blind and gilt, a.e.g. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. 1815
Price: $ 1250
The ninth edition. Fore-edge painted.



Rev. H.H. Milman
The Fall of Jerusalem: A Dramatic Poem

8vo. Full red morocco decorated in blind and gilt, a.e.g.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street 1825
Fore-edge painted.

Price: $ 1500


[Poetry]
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date.

3 vols. 12mo. Full green morocco decorated in gilt, t.e.g. Vivid fore-edge paintings on each volume. Volume one features the view of a street filled with horse drawn carts and pedestrians, volume two features the view of a quaint bridge from a nearby shore, and volume three features a land view of ships and passers by on a sunny day. In slipcase. A very attractive set.
London: Edward Moxon 1846

Price: $1450


Hannah More
Sacred Dramas; And Other Poems

32mo. Full black morocco, decorated in gilt, spine with tan labels. Slight bumping and rubbing. A fine copy.
London: Jones and Company 1827

Price: $ 1500



Felicia Hemans
The Poems of Felicia Hemans.

8vo. Full dark green morocco decorated in blind and gilt, a.e.g.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons 1854
Fore-edge painted.

Price: $ 1500


Thomas Gray

The Poems of Thomas Gray. With Critical Notes, A Life Of The Author, And an Essay on His Poetry by the Rev. John Mitford.
8vo. Full red morocco, elaborately decorated in blind and gilt, a.e.g. Frontis-piece portrait of Gray. With a gorgeous fore-edge painting of Eton College circa 1820 (an inscription dated 1820 mentions the painting). Some light wear to extremities, still a very good copy.
London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co 1814

Price: $3500

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