A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings. With Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers, and Other Men and Women Connected with the History of a Curious Art.
by WEBER, Carl J.
Waterville, Maine:: Colby College Press. 1949. hardcover. Series: Colby College Monograph No. 16. Large 8vo. xvi, 194 pp. 24. illustrations, index. Original blue-green buckram, dust-jacket;. jacket edges a bit worn. Accompanied with a modern slip-case. Very. good.. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies printed by the Anthoensen Press. The first published history of fore-edge painting, this text was written by an English professor (my grandfather) who brought his love of English literature to offer some added interest to this unique field of book decoration. The edition contains within the important inventory of 1,001 specimens of fore-edge painting arranged roughly in chronological order. The sources of those specimens were taken from public and private collections, most notably the Doheny collection. . 2 (Inventory #: FF191)
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