1869 Pristine 'Night Scenes in the
Bible' by Daniel March. A very well ('like new) copy of this
beautifully illustrated, gold decorated and embossed book, with a
absolutely astounding fore edge painting by Martin Frost of the
frontispiece: 'Night of Agony' by Gustave Dore (depciting Christ in
the garden of Gethsemane). This is a one of a kind and is signed by Martin
The book itself is illustrated
with multiple full page engravings, including various famous ones by
Gustave Dore. A fore-edge painting is
decoration painted on the edges of a book’s pages by artist. The
fore-edge of a book is like the 'fourth edge' - not the spine, the
top, or the bottom edge, but the outside edge that a reader would
use to thumb through the pages. Originally, this edge was only used
for identification, to more easily spot a book when the edges faced
outward. As these paintings were done by hand, usually on request of
a more wealthy buyer, it makes this Bible absolutely unique, there
is no copy of this Bible with this painting available anywhere else!
This fore edge painting was done
by Martin Frost, one of the (if not THE) most renowned fore edge
painting artist of the 20th century. The fore-edge painting is amazing, but very hard to photograph, we did our best, but
so much nicer when you hold the book.
Pristine and EXCELLENT condition. Like
New copy of this famous 1869 classic Christian book. Some
light occasional foxing spots. AMAZINGLY detailed fore edge painting!.