Proper Lessons to be Read at Morning and Evening Prayer on the Sundays and Other Holy-days throughout the Year

Creator

Date

1835

Identifier

Special Collections BX5145 A66 1835

Publisher

Oxford: Printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co.

Abstract

Fore-edge painting is where a scene (landscapes, buildings, or a subject relevant to the content of the book) is painted on the fore-edge of a book. Usually the image is visible only when the edges are fanned. To enhance the ‘invisibility’ of the image, the edges are often gilded or marbled. A book can also carry double and triple fore-edge paintings. Someone has had fun decorating this book. Just visible through the faded gilt is a fore-edge painting of a frilly-knickered, corseted girl, who presumably offered the reader mild diversion from the serious nature of the publication. The fanned image on the foamboard is much clearer.

Files

Cab 14 prayer book 1835 cover-spine.jpg

Citation

___, “Proper Lessons to be Read at Morning and Evening Prayer on the Sundays and Other Holy-days throughout the Year,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 30, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7444.