A nineteenth-century fore-edge painting of London on a copy of Milton's Paradise Lost.
Fore-edge paintings are most often of the 'closed book' variety, but these works of art can also be completely hidden under a layer of gold, miraculously appearing only when the pages are fanned out. Read more at http://natlib.govt.nz/blog/posts/a-fascinating-art
Artist and binder unknown. Milton, Paradise Lost, London, 1805. Ref: REng MIL 1667 Para 1805. Record: http://natlib.govt.nz/records/20502015
Music: Nick Guy, Palliser Bay http://nickguy.bandcamp.com/album/palliser-bay
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