"Fore-edge painting” is a technique dating back to the 1650s in which illustrations were hidden on the edge of the pages of the book. 
THIS IS AMAZING.
And now I’m going to have to run home and test every single old book I own.
More info here.
Original images via

"Fore-edge painting” is a technique dating back to the 1650s in which illustrations were hidden on the edge of the pages of the book. 

THIS IS AMAZING.

And now I’m going to have to run home and test every single old book I own.

More info here.

Original images via

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