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[ Poems, by the Late William Cowper, Esq. on the Inner-Temple. London: W. H. Reid, 1820.  First thus. With a fore-edge painting in each volume. Volume I is a view of Haddon Hall and Volume II is a view of the garden of St. Catherine's Court. Two octavo volumes. 388; 412 pages.

Poems, by the Late William Cowper. London: Reid, First thus. Fore-edge painting in - Available at 2012 October Rare Books.

[The Improvisatrice. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. New Edition. With an excellent, highly detailed fore-edge painting of Temple Bar.

[The Improvisatrice. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. New Edition. With an excellent, highly detailed fore-edge painting of Temple Bar.

Euing BD14 i28 Fore-edge painting of an unidentified scene: possibly a cathedral - OPIE, Mrs. Amelia Poems. Third Edition London: 1804

Euing Fore-edge painting of an unidentified scene: possibly a cathedral - OPIE, Mrs.

T. O. Churchill. The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson. London: Bensley, 1808. First edition. 12 hand-colored plates.With a handsome fore-edge painting of a naval battle (there is a contemporary ink note on the fore-edge of the first blank: "Naval Review by George the Third, Spilhead".

The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson. London: Bensley, First edition.

Lord Byron. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, A Romaunt: And Other Poems. [Cantos I & II]. London: T. Davison for John Murray, 1812. Third edition. Two octavo volumes. Both volumes with scenic fore-edge paintings. Holograph pencil note in the second volume identifies the fore-edge painting as depicting "Old Dulwich", where Byron was a student at Dr. Glennie's Academy, previously known as the Green Man Tavern.

I am utterly obsessed with fore-edge paintings, which can only be seem by taking hold of the page edges and pressing them forward until the painted image appears.

Book title: Paul and Virginia Saint-Pierre, Bernardin. Paul and Virginia. Translated from the French by Helen Maria Williams. London, Printed for John Sharpe, Picadilly, 1819. Engraved plates. 12mo, full contemporary red straight-grain morocco, blind and gilt tooling on sides, gilt tooled back, gilt edges. In a cloth slip case. With a painting concealed under the fore-edge, depicting surf on a rocky coast. With a Willis Vickery bookplate.

Book title: Paul and Virginia Saint-Pierre, Bernardin. Paul and Virginia. Translated from the French by Helen Maria Williams. London, Printed for John Sharpe, Picadilly, 1819. Engraved plates. 12mo, full contemporary red straight-grain morocco, blind and gilt tooling on sides, gilt tooled back, gilt edges. In a cloth slip case. With a painting concealed under the fore-edge, depicting surf on a rocky coast. With a Willis Vickery bookplate.

Thomas Campbell. The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell. London: George Routledge, [n.d., ca. 1860]. With a fore-edge painting of Boston Harbor. Contemporary dark brown morocco with gilt titles.

The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell. London: George Routledge, [n. With a fore-edge painting of Boston Harbor. Contemporary dark brown morocco with gilt titles.

[ Izaak Walton. Lives... London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1854. A New Edition. With an erotic fore-edge painting.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, A New Edition. With an erotic fore-edge painting.

[J.B. Lightfoot. St. Paul's Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. London: Macmillan, 1876. Second edition. With a panoramic fore-edge painting depicting a sailing scene. Full calf, ruled in gilt and tooled in blind.

Paul's Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. London: Macmillan, Second edition. With a panoramic fore-edge painting depicting a sailing scene. Full calf, ruled in gilt and tooled in blind.

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