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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Magical Paintings

The other day I stopped in a quaint rare book store and learned a great deal from my chat with the friendly book seller. Amidst all the trivia, he took a moment to show me a magical type of book I never knew existed. Sometimes, books with gold-edging on the outside edge also have an elaborate painting spread thinly across the inside edges of the paper, ordinarily hidden from view...sort of like Runes only visible in the moonlight...except, in this case, you fan the pages and the image magically appears.

You can read a bit about the forgotten craft of Fore-Edging here.


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