the page edges have been trimmed smooth and gilt, or gold, has been applied.
g.e. – gilt edges
a.e.g. – all edges gilt
g.t. – gilt top
t.e.g. – top edge gilt
This image image is a little special, these gilt edges have also been tooled, which i think is REALLY cool. sorry about the image clarity, I was in an unheated barn with bad light and running out of batteries. but if you click on them, they should enlarge.