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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

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

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

Image for 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.

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

Image for Sacred Poetry. Nineteenth edition.

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

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

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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

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

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

Image for Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

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 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

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

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

Image for Italy, a poem.

Italy, a poem.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] ROGERS, Samuel.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for T. Cadell; and E. Moxon, 1830.: 1830

Seller ID: FF149


8vo. vii, 284 pp. Bound ca. 1890/1905 in full olive brown crushed morocco, gilt corner decorations, dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endleaves; p. 273/4 torn and mended. Alfred Trapnell bookplate. Very good. With a vertical fore-edge painting of a large urn or vase with a plant. The painting is not signed or dated. The view is suggestive of three urns that decorate the text of this volume, but it is not a copy of them. Alfred Trapnell bookplate, his library sold in NY ca. 1910 ["997" label]. Was the fore-edge painted before Trapnell bought the book or after? Alfred Trapnell was a famous col... View more info

Image for The Poetical Works.

The Poetical Works.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] ROGERS, Samuel.

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: London:, Edward Moxon, 1848.: 1848

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF150


12mo. xi, 377 pp. Half-title, index. Original full maroon morocco, gilt-stamped, gilt spine, a.e.g.; corners worn, else very good. Earlier unrelated ownership inscription, 1848. Bookplates of Edward Laurence Doheny and Carrie Estelle Doheny. With a fine fore-edge painting by the "Dover Painter" (ca. 1920s) of "The ruins of the Villa Maecenas at Tivoli." The title label inscribed by the artist. The "Dover Painter" worked for Marks & Co. and became the backbone of the Doheny collection, with about half of her collection being specimens from this artist. View more info

Image for The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Including . . . With a memoir of the author. Illustrated by engravings.

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Including . . . With a memoir of the author. Illustrated by engravings.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832).

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Adam and Charles Black, 1857.: 1857

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: FF153


Small 8vo. 746, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author (with his favorite wolfhound "Maida"), by John Horsburgh after the painting by Sir John Watson Gordon (Scottish painter, 1788-1864), engraved half-title by W. Allan & T. Dobbie, engraved plates. Original full red morocco, tooled in gilt, gilt spine, a.e.g. Ownership inscription of Ellen Davis Browell, October 1859. Fine. With a beautiful fore-edge painting by Martin Frost of "Abbotsford" and an oval inset portrait of Sir Walter Scott, signed by Frost with his initials on the outer left margin. Abbotsford was ... View more info

Image for The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; comprising specimens of architecture and sculpture, and other vestiges of former ages, accompanied by descriptions. Illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry. vol. II.

The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; comprising specimens of architecture and sculpture, and other vestiges of former ages, accompanied by descriptions. Illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry. vol. II.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] SCOTT, Walter.

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, . . . 1817.: 1817

Seller ID: FF152


Volume II only. Small folio. [89]-209; ci, [i], [xii] pp. Numerous fine engraved plates. Original full crimson red straight-grained morocco, gilt tooled covers, gilt spine, a.e.g. Unrelated broadsheet mounted to rear inside cover. Bookplate of Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke. Probably sold by Dawson's Book Shop. Signature and inscription of Gladys McKenney Molony, to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Library, April 9, 1976. Superb binding. With a fore-edge painting by the "Dover" painter, of "Edinburgh from the Grass Market." Painted ca. 1926-28. Provenance I: Gladys ... View more info

Image for Many Thoughts of Many Minds; selections from the writings of the most celebrated authors from the earliest to the present time. Compiled and arranged by Henry Southgate. Fifteenth thousand.

Many Thoughts of Many Minds; selections from the writings of the most celebrated authors from the earliest to the present time. Compiled and arranged by Henry Southgate. Fifteenth thousand.

By: [Fore-edge Painting] SOUTHGATE, Henry.

Price: $800.00

Publisher: London:, Charles Griffin, 1867.: 1867

Seller ID: FF163


8vo. xxxviii, 682 pp. Index to subjects. Original full brown morocco stamped in darker brown, gilt corner devices, four raised bands, a.e.g.; light edge wear, corners showing, some scuffs to outer edges. Early ownership signature of Gerald Beach. With a fore-edge painting (estimated date of painting: 1985) showing two trappers in the woods (one holding a captured and killed ferret or similar creature). Painted by/for Harrington's, London, ca.1990s. View more info

Image for The Psalms of David, Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship.

The Psalms of David, Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] WATTS, I.

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington . . . , 1784.: 1784

Seller ID: FF084


16mo. 80 x 140 mm. viii, 317, [23] pp. Original full crimson turkey morocco with massed gilt stamping on both covers and spine, all edges gilt, two clasps, black leather spine label; head of spine a bit chipped at corner, clasps missing the movable element, pages trimmed closely with occasional loss, but a very good copy with a lovely period binding. Bookplate of Oscar Ehrhardt Lancaster. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of Richmond Bridge, Surrey. Painted circa 1948-50 by Stevens. View more info

Image for The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, of the Rev. . . . To which is added, select hymns, from other authors . . .

The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, of the Rev. . . . To which is added, select hymns, from other authors . . .

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] WATTS, Rev. Isaac.

Price: $485.00

Publisher: Boston:, Crocker & Brewster, 1853.: 1853

Seller ID: FF080


Sm. 12mo. 36, (51)-776 pp. Original dark green morocco, ornately stamped in gilt on upper and lower covers, gilt spine, a.e.g. Early ownership signature. With a fore-edge painting, dark, showing a shipping scene. View more info