1862 ANGELS Split Double Fore Edge Paintings Herberts Works Gilded
THE WORKS OF GEORGE HERBERT, IN PROSE AND VERSE.
EDITED BY THE REV. ROBERT ARIS WILLMOTT, INCUMBENT OF BEAR WOOD.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS: Wood Engravings Signed By Dalziel!:
AFFLICTION, THE QUIP, LOVE UNKNOWN, ASSURANCE, CHURCH MILITANT, &CHARITY
(Includes 6 fine illustrations in text, a portrait of the author, and an illustrated title page)
Published By: Routledge, Warne And Routledge, Farringdon Street, LONDON, 1862
Printed By: Woodfall And Kinder, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London
Signed Binding: Jas. M Cormick, Bookseller & Binder, 15 Essex-Quay, Dublin (Ireland), Books,
Bought And Exchanged
With Victorian Split Double Fore Edge Paintings Depicting Heavenly Scenes of :
Cherubs Flying Playfully In The Sky, And A Flying Angel, Blowing A Trumpet .
SPLIT DOUBLE FORE EDGE PAINTINGS
WHEN YOU OPEN THE TEXT BLOCK OF THE BOOK
DOWN THE MIDDLE, THERE IS A WATERCOLOR PAINTING
ON THE FORE EDGE OF EITHER SIDE OF THE BOOK.
DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK, THIS IS SOMETIMES REFERRED
TO AS A DOUBLE FORE EDGE PAINTING,
AND SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS A SPLIT FORE EDGE PAINTING.
FOR SIMPLICITIES SAKE, I AM REFERRING TO IT AS A SPLIT / DOUBLE
FORE EDGE PAINTING.
WHEN YOU OPEN THE BOOK TO IT'S CENTER, YOU CAN SEE THE
PAINTINGS ON EITHER SIDE. THEN, BY GENTLY FANNING THE PAGES,
THE PAINTING IS REVEALED IN MORE DETAIL.
WHEN YOU CLOSE THE BOOK, THE PAINTINGS DISAPPEAR.
THE PAINTINGS WERE PAINTED BY FANNING THE PAGES,
AND PAINTING ON THE VERY TIPS OF THE FANNED PAGES.
THEN, AFTER THE PAINT WAS DRY, THE BOOK WOULD HAVE
BEEN CLOSED AND A GOLD GILDING APPLIED TO THE FORE EDGES.
From the collection of: SIR HARRY PAGE, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND.
"The foremost collector of Victorian Fore Edge Painted Books, in all of England."
ALSO: Former owner's name, George Rodger, from Dublin, in front of book.
BINDING: VERY FINE BINDING! Bound in Fine Green, Full Leather Binding,
With Beautifully Detailed, Intricate GOLD GILDING, With Matching Patterns on Front & Back Boards.
With Raised Bands on Spine, accented with gold gilt. Decorative Gold Gilt Designs in Compartments,
And Gold Lettering! Delicate, Gilded Dentelle Edges on inside of boards, As Well As Gilt Edging on Boards!
All Edges Gilt!
CONDITION: NEAR FINE CONDITION!!!! Spine is Tight & Secure! No Weakness To Hinges!!
No Wear To Boards Or Spine! Pages Of Text Are Clean! Illustrations are exquisite,
Wood Engravings Signed By: Dalziel!
Known Issues: Corners are bumped. Endpapers, blank pages, and Illustrations have faint discolorations.(see pictures) 4 pages have a nick at the top edge. The last one is 1/8" deep, in a V shape. The other 3 pages affected get progressively smaller. (See Picture) (This is on the top edge of the book, and does not affect the fore edge painting, which is on the outer, or fore edge of the book)
PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES PROVIDED!
THEY ARE AN ACCURATE DEPICTION
OF THE CONDITION OF THIS BOOK,
AND CONSIDERED A PART OF THE DESCRIPTION.