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An alternative to writing the author or title on one of a book's edges is to write or print the information on a folding edge label that is affixed to the front or back board. When unfolded the label covers the edge of the book, as shown in these…

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An alternative to writing the author or title on one of a book's edges is to write or print the information on a folding edge label that is affixed to the front or back board. When unfolded the label covers the edge of the book, as shown in these…

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These gauffered edges adorn papier ma?he binding specimens found in the Bernard C. Middleton Collection at the Cary Collection. The silk bookmarks read "Faith Hope and Charity", "No Cross No Crown" and "The Truth Shall Make Us Free."

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These gauffered edges adorn papier ma?he binding specimens found in the Bernard C. Middleton Collection at the Cary Collection. The silk bookmarks read "Faith Hope and Charity", "No Cross No Crown" and "The Truth Shall Make Us Free."

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This selection of books shows the variety of colors used to stain edges. Books found in the Cary Collection have fore-edges colored in yellow, green, and shades of blue, and even an orangey-pink.

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An early owner of these 17th century editions of Ovid's works had them bound in vellum with overhanging edges that protect the fore-edges.

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An early owner of these 17th century editions of Ovid's works had them bound in vellum with overhanging edges that protect the fore-edges.

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An early owner of these 17th century editions of Ovid's works had them bound in vellum with overhanging edges that protect the fore-edges.

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An early owner of these 17th century editions of Ovid's works had them bound in vellum with overhanging edges that protect the fore-edges.

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This book's wintery theme is augmented with a winter scene painted on its fore-edge. The lines seen on the fore-edge are caused by the engraved illustrations inserted into the book.
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