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Sermons.

By: BROWN, Thomas.

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Printed by J. Ritchie . . . 1828.: 1828

Seller ID: FF201


8vo. viii, 541, [3] pp. Errata leaf. Original black blind-stamped morocco, 5 raised bands, elaborate blind-stamped spine with gilt title, a.e.g., bound by Alexander Banks, Jr., Edinburgh, with his binder's label; rubbed. Very good. WITH A STUNNING THREE-WAY GOLF FORE-EDGE PAINTING, painted by Martin Frost with his initials in the painting; painted in 1995. The three separate scenes are stunning in their beauty. Fore-edge: A match at the Royal and Ancient Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. Top-edge: A lady golfer troubled by a strong wind around her hat. Base-edge: A gentleman golfer in full swing... View more info

Image for Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, . . . a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect.

Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, . . . a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect.

By: LOCKHART, John Gibson. (trans.); Owen JONES.

Price: $800.00

Publisher: London:, John Murray, 1842.: 1842

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF186


Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co. Small folio. [242] pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings by various artists and color decorative boarders by Owen Jones. Contemporary red blind and gilt-stamped morocco, all edges gilt, by Remnant and Edmonds [binders, signed on rear fly-leaf]; some neat repairs to upper joint. Bookplate and stamps from the Brooklyn Public Library, their spine call number and perforated title. Very good. With a marvelous fore-edge painting of "Gibraltar" painted by the "Dover" painter, associated with Marks & Co., ca. 1928. The "Black Gibraltar's gi... View more info

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Songs, Ballads, and Sacred Songs.

By: MOORE, Thomas.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London:, Longmans, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849.: 1849

Seller ID: FF209


Small 8vo. [iv], 284 pp. Title vignette. Original full dark green morocco, dual gilt-rules surround, spine massed in gilt, a.e.g.; joints weak. Bookplate of Edward Thomas King. Good. With a fore-edge painting showing a view of the Ganges River, with temple, Asia. Painted ca.1980-1995. PAINTED (NOT SIGNED) BY DON NOBLE. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary, pp. 214-6 [Noble fl. 1965-2000). KMW View more info

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Fore-edge Painting. A historical survey of a curious art . . .

By: WEBER, Carl J.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York:, Harvey House, 1966.: 1966

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF053


8vo. Tipped-in color plates, monochrome illustrations, bibliography, index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Signed by the author's grandson, Jeff Weber. Very good. SECOND EDITION. Re-written largely using examples from the publisher's own personal collection, Zola E. Harvey's books were of considerable interest, but not as early as the Doheny Collection. The Harvey collection sold at Swann Galleries a few years ago. View more info

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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.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Waterville, Maine:, Colby College Press, 1949.: 1949

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF236


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, cellophane tape applied to head of jacket spine. Signed by the author's grandson, Jeff Weber. 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 inve... View more info

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Portfolio of 25 Fore-edge Paintings.

By: WEBER, Jeff.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Jeff Weber Rare Books: 2012

Seller ID: W0036

Condition: Oblong 4to. [26] pp. Color illustrations throughout. Black cloth, pictorial dust-jacket. NEW.


Los Angeles:: Jeff Weber Rare Books. 2012. hardcover. Oblong 4to. [26] pp. Color illustrations throughout. Black cloth,. pictorial dust-jacket. NEW.. LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies. Essentially this is a supplement to the author’s 2010 book on fore-edge painting artists and binders which was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies. There was a special deluxe edition of 25 copies with paintings by three different artists. The three artists who contributed to the edition were Margaret Allport (Costa), Clare Brooksbank, and Martin Frost. These are the finest fore-edge artists in the world today and ... View more info

Image for The New Week's Preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lords Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England: consisting of meditations and prayers for the morning and evening of every day in the week, with forms of examination and confessions of sins and a companion at the altar . . . Holy Sacrament. To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the closet or family.

The New Week's Preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lords Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England: consisting of meditations and prayers for the morning and evening of every day in the week, with forms of examination and confessions of sins and a companion at the altar . . . Holy Sacrament. To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the closet or family.

By: [Bible; Lord's Supper]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for W. Bent, [1808].: 1808

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF181


Small 8vo. [iv], viii, 142; 144 pp. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt, [for] Sotheran, London. Near fine. Provenance: Ownership signatures of Caroline Heathcote; L. Jackman. With a fore-edge painting by Martin Frost of Westminster Abbey, signed with his initials in the lower right corner of the painting. Probably painted ca. 1985/86. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 151-3. View more info

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La Sainte Bible qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament, revue sur les originaux . . .

By: [Bible] MARTIN, David.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Geneve,, 1820.: 1820

Seller ID: FF200


Two volumes in one. [5 ¼ inches]. Small 12mo. [2], 985, [1]; [2], 319, [1] pp. Original full burgundy straight-grained morocco, a.e.g. Early ink inscription, Isabella Blake from his affectionate Uncle Edward Steele, June 19th, 1832; G.B. Oughterson [George? (1838-1912)], August 24th, 1852. Fine. With a fore-edge painting of "Muenster Cathedral," Germany, PAINTED BY DON NOBLE [not signed, circa 1985-1995]. In checking the façade it appears in fact that this is the Aachen Cathedral. It is the burial place of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne (who also ordered the cathedral to be... View more info

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Sacred Poetry. Nineteenth edition.

By: [Devotional Poetry]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, William Oliphant and Co., [no date, but after 1834; ca.1855-60].: 1834

Seller ID: FF183


12.7 cm. 380 pp. Engraved frontispiece. Original full brown blind-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. Near fine. Provenance: Inscribed: Emily Ward from her affectionate school-fellow Catherine Gray[?], April 30, 1863. With a fore-edge painting of Norwich Cathedral, painted by Don Noble, ca. 1978/86 (not signed). See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 214-6. View more info

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Translations chiefly from the Greek anthology, with tales and miscellaneous poems.

By: [Double Fore-Edge Painting] [Greek Anthology]

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for Richard Phillips, and sold by W. Deighton . . . 1806.: 1806

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF225


12mo. lv, 233, [1] pp. Original crimson straight-grain morocco, Greek key gilt border, a.e.g.; inner hinges re-enforced with cloth strip, neatly rebacked, rubbed, but very good. Title signed by W. B. Forsyth. From the collection of J. Edward Eberle. DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING (early twentieth century) SHOWING TWO FINE VIEWS: "CHROME COURT, WORCESTERSHIRE, THE SEAT OF THE EARL OF COVENTRY," AND "STRAWBERRY HILL, HUGH WALPOLE'S HOUSE, [ca. 1806]." Provenance: The Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts was founded by J. Edward Eberle and Dean Stout, Riverside, California. KMW View more info

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The Minstrel, or the Progress of Genius. With some other poems.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] BEATTIE, James.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Printed by J. Ballantyne, 1807.: 1807

Seller ID: FF214


12mo. xi, [1], 153, [1] pp. Original straight grain blind and gilt-stamped morocco, raised bands, all edges gilt; rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Hartshorne. Very good. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A FINE BRITISH SEASCAPE WITH LIGHTHOUSE AND PROMONTORY. Appears to be painted ca.1920s. KMW View more info

Image for The Pleasures of Hope, with other poems. A new edition. [with]: Gertrude of Wyoming, and other poems. Ninth edition.

The Pleasures of Hope, with other poems. A new edition. [with]: Gertrude of Wyoming, and other poems. Ninth edition.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] CAMPBELL, Thomas.

Price: $4,800.00

Publisher: London:, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825.: 1825

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF128


2 vols. in 1. 12mo. 144; 160 pp. Engraved half-title, engraved plates by C. Heath after drawings by R. Westall. Original full dark green straight-grain gilt-ruled morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g.; neatly rebacked to match. Early bookplate of J. B. Winterbotham; inscribed "Thate B. Winterbotham a relic of other days, Xmas 1862 - J. B. W. to Ms. P. Batten, Nov. 1826." [John Brend Winterbotham, 1805-1881]. Doheny copy. Near fine. With a beautiful fore-edge painting of Eton [unlabeled]. There is no bookplate, but this book was part of the Doheny collection. From the Estelle Doheny Fore-edge Pa... View more info

Image for The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, . . . Also his life written by himself, in which is included a continuation of his History of the Grand Rebellion. A new edition, from the original manuscript, with copious indexes.

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, . . . Also his life written by himself, in which is included a continuation of his History of the Grand Rebellion. A new edition, from the original manuscript, with copious indexes.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] CLARENDON, Edward Earl of.

Price: $800.00

Publisher: Oxford:, University Press, 1843.: 1843

Seller ID: FF218


Thick sm. 4to. [iv], 1364 pp. Original full brown diced calf, gilt rules and corner pieces, gilt extra spine, all edges gilt, two modern maroon and green leather gilt-stamped labels added; joints just starting to show a crack at ends. Bookplate of Jac. Edv. C. Welldon, A.M. [1900]. Very good +. WITH A SPLIT-DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING, WITH TWO SCENES: (A) ON THE LEFT A PORTRAIT OF CHARLES I; (B) A PORTRAIT OF OLIVER CROMWELL. Painted ca. 1990s. KMW View more info

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Table Talk, and other poems.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] COWPER, William.

Price: $735.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for John Sharpe, 1825.: 1825

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF086


12mo. 204 pp. Engraved plates. Original full tan polished calf, tooled in blind and gilt, raised bands, leather spine label, all edges marbled; rubbed, light wear to extremities, joint repaired with kozo. Bookplate of Oscar Ehrhardt Lancaster. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of Philadelphia. With a title of the fore-edge placed by the artist called on the lower left hand corner of the view. Painted circa 1948-50 by "Stephens". Carl J. Weber visited Lancaster on May 1, 1954 and inscribed a copy of his book on fore-edge painting to him. Lancaster (b.1887) was a patent lawyer from P... View more info

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Addresses to the Deity. The third edition.

By: [Fore-edge Painting] FORDYCE, James (1720-1796).

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, by G.R. Clarke, 1801.: 1801

Seller ID: FF178


Small 8vo. xx, [ii], 232 pp. Original full dark navy blue straight-grained morocco, gilt Greek-key tooling surround, five raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, all edges gilt. Very good +. With a fine fore-edge painting under the gilt showing "Christchurch in Hampshire (here James Fordyce lived)." With an early typed note relating to the painting. The artist possibly copied the engraving "Christchurch, Hampshire" from the print by E. Finden after a picture by W. Westall, published in Great Britain Illustrated, 1830. This view shows the single row boat in the foreground si... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Memoir, Explanatory Notes, &c. With original illustrations and steel portrait.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] HOOD, Thomas.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London:, Frederick Warne and co., [no date].:

Seller ID: FF142


At head of title: The Chandos Poets. Small 8vo. xxiii, 414 pp. Engraved frontispiece of the author, plates. Original full dark green morocco, gilt stamped covers with "Hood's Works" on the upper cover, gilt spine, a.e.g. Rubber stamp of Sampson York. Fine. With a double fore-edge painting of London from Delford [?] and Cranmore [?]. One side shows an lighter-than-air craft (hot-air balloon) aloft. Painted circa 1947-1956, probably by S.E. Stevens. The first poem in the book is "Ode to Mr. Graham, the Aeronaut" from which the fore-edge painting is taken. View more info

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Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] Junius [pseud.].

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by T. Bensley, 1796-1797.: 1796

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF164


Two volumes. 8vo. xl, [iv], 325; [iv], 366 pp. Engraved half-titles, 16 engraved plates, index. Twentieth century full navy blue straight-grained morocco, gilt rules, five raised bands with gilt compartments, a.e.g. for H. Sotheran & Co., London; a tad rubbed. Near fine. The TWO FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS by CLARE BOOKSBANK, signed. The scene on volume I is possibly a view of King George III and the House of Parliament; on volume II Westminster from the Thames River. The identity of Junius is open to question and debate, and may never be finally resolved unless documents are found which establish hi... View more info

Image for The Poetical Works, Lyrical and Dramatic . . . With an introductory essay by the Rev. G. Gilfillan, and numerous original illustrations. Sixth edition.

The Poetical Works, Lyrical and Dramatic . . . With an introductory essay by the Rev. G. Gilfillan, and numerous original illustrations. Sixth edition.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth.

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London:, Bickers and Bush, 1854.: 1854

Seller ID: FF228


Small 8vo. xxvi, 476, [1], [27], [1] pp. Illustrations. Original full burgundy morocco, gilt extra, all edges gilt; rebacked preserving original spine, corners showing (two are repaired), inner joints reinforced with cloth. Some toning to paper. Early ink inscription "A token of sincere respect from M.G. to Mrs. Steward, April 5/57." Very good. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING BY "STEVENS", BEING A VIEW OF THE "CITY OF OXFORD." KMW View more info

Image for Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, song, etc. A new edition edited by Edward Walford, M.A., with a glossary and life. Portrait and original illustrations.

Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, consisting of old heroic ballads, song, etc. A new edition edited by Edward Walford, M.A., with a glossary and life. Portrait and original illustrations.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] PERCY, Thomas.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: London:, Frederick Warne and co., (1880).: 1880

Seller ID: FF146


At head of title: The Lansdowne Poets. Small 8vo. 438 pp. Engraved illus. Original full green blind and gilt-stamped calf, spine gilt, maroon leather spine label, a.e.g. School prize award mounted on front pastedown (1882). With a fine fore-edge painting showing The Tower of London and Mint from Tower Hill (1842), after Thomas Shotter Boys (English engraver, 1803-1874). Painted circa 1970s by Don Noble [unsigned]. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary, pp. 214-6 [Noble fl. 1965-2000). View more info

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St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman citizen. Eleventh edition.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] RAMSAY, W. M.

Price: $675.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto:, Hodder and Stoughton, [after 1896].: 1896

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF148


8vo. xxviii, 402 pp. Index, folding map. Original full gilt-stamped vellum, red morocco spine label, a.e.g. Prize award certificate mounted inside front cover, 1915, from King Edward VI School, Norwich; Jarrold & Sons, Ltd., Booksellers, Norwich (book-label). Very good. With a beautiful side-by-side fore-edge painting, 2009, by Clare Brooksbank, signed with her initials on the bottom right hand corner of the painting. On the left is a scene of 'The Flight into Egypt' by Fra Angelico. On the right is 'The Baptism of Christ' by Piero della Francesca. View more info