It’s a secret to everybody…

This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books which are divided by season.  Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them.

Autumn; or; The causes, appearances, and effects of the seasonal decay and decomposition of nature, 1837. By Robert Mudie.

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    This is my favourite! An excellent example of fore-edge paintings that I shared with classmates in my rare book...
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