A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book. There are two basic forms, including paintings on edges that have been fanned and edges that are closed; thus with the first instance a book edge must be fanned to see the painting and in the second the painting is on the closed edge itself and thus should not be fanned. A fanned painting is one that is not visible when the book is closed.
The earliest fore-edge paintings date possibly as far back as the 10th century; these earliest paintings were symbolic designs. Early English fore-edge paintings, believed to date to the 14th century, presented heraldic designs in gold and other colours.
Super Mario, the Italian plumber who has a love of gold rings, dinosaurs and rescuing abducted minor royalty, meets his match in a rather humble, but ruthlessly efficient ninja assassin. Another gem from my classic GIFs collection.
Contains cartoon violence and gore. I love Mario really.
GIF: snakevsmarioaj6os3ai8 DATE: 01/05/2007
Credits: From the author’s personal GIFs collection