Fore-edge painting

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.

 

Credits: 4GIFs.com (Animated GIFs) via TumblrAl Heden Chrism, Awesome GIF’s and Facebook, Wikipedia

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Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 7

 

Don’t stop wiggle, wiggle. But not in a public place.

GIF: 16HUFEX                                                                                                                 DATE: 01/05/2007

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Simon’s Cat – sod the internet, feed me!

 

A GIF from the famous Simon’s Cat series. Simon’s Cat wants some attention, and not even Simon’s report on the West African fish trade will get in this kitty’s way.

Credits: Simon’s Cat via TumblrEygló Rúnarsdóttir‎, Awesome GIF’s and Facebook

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 6

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