Printed easter eggs: fore-edge paintings hidden in books

High-end printers began decorating the edges of books as the craft developed, including dyeing and gilding the edges, but in the 17th century, artisans began creating fore-edge paintings that could only be seen when books were fanned. Below is another example:

Holly Dunn looks at some examples, including a few modern ones.

Fore-edge Painting (via Cornell University Library)

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