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Re: Gauffering/Gilding Page Edges

If my understanding is correct there are still a few folks doing fore-edge
painting (where they are I don't know). There are clamps that can be
bought for displaying these works & again I am vague on this,  but I
believe that those same clamps can be used to hold a book while you make
the painting. (Karen from the Bookbinder's Warehouse are you out there).
We presently have a couple of fore-edge paintings in stock that I really
enjoy showing to people.

Chris Hagen

On Sun, 24 Aug 1997, stiffe wrote:

> I too have seen one example of a book with a fore-edge painting. It was
> wonderful,and I'm sure it was done in the way you suggest. Why not try it
> out on an old text book or other commercial book instead of maybe spoiling
> one of your own. The only problem I can see is actually getting the pages
> to fan evenly.
> I believe these books were done years ago when people had time to do things
> by hand.
>        ==============================
>      /             Hands                                   /
>    /                   on                                   /
>                          /
>  /                       Paper                          /
> /============================/
> ----------
> > From: G. B. McC <GGMCCOR@xxxxxxx>
> > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: Gauffering/Gilding Page Edges
> > Date: Sunday, August 24, 1997 7:12 AM
> >
> > I don't know if that would be the correct subject heading for my
> question,
> > and this may have been covered before (I'm brand new here) but here goes;
> >
> > Long ago, I saw a display of several books that looked like they had
> gilded
> > edges.  It was a lovely embellishment to the tooled leather books, but
> the
> > amazing thing was that when the books were opened and the pages were
> offset
> > against each other a picture appeared on the very edges of the pages.
> Each
> > page of course, contributing its minute bit to the whole.  It was a
> wonderful
> > surprise for the reader.
> >
> > Is this still done?  Okay, duh, sure probably someone still does this -
> but
> > do any of you?  And do you have any suggestions as to how to do this?
> >
> > I've thought maybe just impressing an inked rubber stamp in a  simple
> design
> > onto slightly fanned and angled pages might work, but it I'm not sure and
> > don't want to risk a book on the experiment, though I do want to try it
> out
> > on a  pad of paper just to see.
> >
> > I saw these books so long ago as a child that only the idea remains and I
> > can't conjure up a clear picture of what it really did look like, only
> that
> > it was so beautiful and I was so impressed by it.  And now that I've
> > remembered it again, thanks to this ongoing thread, I'd like to try it on
> my
> > own books.
> >
> > Thanks for any and all help,
> >
> > Feathers

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