Take That, Kindle! A Fore-Edge Painting
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on April 21, 2009 - 3:25am
Diana points out <a href="http://www.ourcitylights.org/2009/04/fore-edge-painting.html">A FORE-EDGE PAINTING</a>, that's where the page block is fanned and an image applied to the stepped surface. If the page edges are themselves gilded or marbled, this results in the image disappearing when the book is relaxed. When refanned, the painting magically re-appears.