Fore Edge

The edge of a book, opposite the spine.

The edge of a book, opposite the spine. The fore edge is sometimes gauffered or carries painted decoration or images (fore-edge painting) or labelling for shelving purposes.

  • Arabic:
    مقّدّم (الكتاب)
  • French:
    Gouttière
  • Italian:
    Taglio davanti; Taglio concavo; Taglio anteriore; Gola
  • Portuguese:
    frente; goteira; dianteira
  • Spanish:
    Canal

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).