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  • Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:00    Permalink
    Book decorating and Fore-Edge Gilding

    Storing books standing on their edges is a relatively new practice. The most common storage prior to the 16th century was to pile them horizontally with the fore-edge facing out. The fore-edge is the edge opposite the spine of the book. Identification issues were resolved by marking the books with a design on this edge or writing the book's title there.

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