To really make those edges gorgeous, fore-edge painting: An early monoplane on The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Galleons on The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; The Lady of the Lake on The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott; A steam train on a bound copy of the proceedings of a public meeting held at Freemasons’ Hall on 18 June 1824 to debate the issue of erecting a monument to James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, who was described as ‘a man whose inventions had so essentially promoted the prosperity and increased the resources of the British Empire’. Here are some gorgeous ones.
Hand bookbinding . Chinese bookbinding. Embroidered bookbinding. Sprinkled, dyed, marbled, gilt or gauffered edges.