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East-India Register Fore-Edge Painting
The East-India Register and Directory, for 1809; Corrected to the 26th November, 1808. Containing Complete Lists of the Company’s Servants, Civil, Military, and Marine, with their Respective Appointments at the different Presidencies in the East-Indies; With Indexes to the same, and Lists of Casualties during the last Year. Together with Lists of the Europeans, Mariners, &c. Not in the Service of the East-India Company; and Merchant Vessels Employed in the Country Trade. Compiled, by Permission of the Honorable the East-India Company, from the Official Returns Received at the East-India House: by John Matheson & Alexander Way Mason, Of the Secretary’s Office, East-India House. London: Printed by Cox, Son and Baylis, Great Queen-Street. Sold by Black, Parry and Kingbury, Leadenhall Street, and John Hatchard, No. 190, Picadilly. [1809].

Fore-edge painting: East India Company house.



Constitutional History of England Fore-Edge Painting
The Constitutional History of England. From the Accession of Henry VII. to the Death of George II. By Henry Hallam. Sixth Edition. In two volumes. London: J. Murray, Albemarle Street. 1850.

Double fore-edge painting (each volume): volume 1 shows Victoria Tower with the Houses of Parliament and the King’s Entrance at the House of Lords; volume 2 shows the Houses of Parliament before the fire of 1834 and Whitehall in 1780.

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Poems of Ossian Fore-Edge Painting
The Poems of Ossian. Translated by James MacPherson, Esq. In two volumes. London: Printed by J. D. Dewick, for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury-Square. 1803.

Fore-edge paintings: volume 1 -- the Strand from Charing Cross; volume 2 -- Piccadilly.

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Poems of Ossian Fore-Edge Painting
The Poems of Ossian. Translated by James MacPherson, Esq. In Two Volumes. A New Edition. Containing Dr. Blair’s Three Celebrated Critical Dissertations; and a Preliminary Discourse, Or Review of the recent Controversy relative to the Authenticity of the Poems, in which the Opinions of David Hume, Mr. Laing, Mr. Macdonald, the Highland Society, Mr. Knight, &c. &c. are considered. London: Printed by Dewick and Clarke, for Lackington, Allen, and Co., Temple of the Muses, Finsbury-square. 1806.

Fore-edge paintings: volume 1 -- Tolbooth, Edinburgh; volume 2 -- Trongate Street, Glasgow.

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Xenophon Fore-Edge Painting
ΖΕΝΟΦΩΝΤΟΣ ΚΥΡΟΙ ΑΝΑΒΑΣΕΟΣ ΒΙΒΛΙΑ ΕΠΤΑ. Juxta Editionem Thomæ Hutchinson. Accedunt Variantes Lectiones et Index Græcitatis ex Editione Zeunil. Oxonii, e typographeo Clarendoniano, 1805.

Fore-edge painting: street scene with horse-drawn carts, buildings, and a city gate.



Louis XI Fore-Edge Painting
Louis XI, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers, par Casimir Delavigne, de l’Académie, representée, pour la première fois, sur le Théatre-Français, le 11 Février 1832. Bruxelles: E. Laurent, Imprimeur-Éditeur, Place de Louvain, No 547. 1836.

Fore-edge painting: French town with pedestrians.



Odes of Anacreon Fore-Edge Painting
Odes of Anacreon, translated into English Verse, with Notes. By Thomas Moore, Esq. of the Middle Temple. In Two Volumes. Eighth Edition. London: Printed for J. Carpenter, Old Bond Street. 1810.

Fore-edge paintings: volume 1 -- Regent Street; volume 2 -- Park Crescent and Portland Place, London.

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