Incredible & Mind Boggling Hidden Art Work Found On The Fore-Edge of Early 19th Century Books

These early 19th century books with secret fore-edge book-paintings are a great example of just that. Discovered by Colleen Theisen at the University of Iowa she shows us some amazing and mind-boggling hidden fore-edge paintings.

Fore-edge painting, which is believed to date back as early as the 1650s, is a way of hiding a painting on the edge of a book so that it can only be seen when the pages are fanned out.

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Autumn by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa

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Winter by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa

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Spring by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa

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Summer by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa

Here are some other awesome pieces of Fore-edge Book-Paintings..

Source:
Robert Mudie  Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa


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