Origin of fore edge
Examples from the Web for fore-edge
The head or top of a book, in contradistinction to fore-edge or tail.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries|John Cotton Dana
The book is placed back of the sewing bench with the fore-edge toward the sewer and with the first section on top.Library Bookbinding|Arthur Low Bailey
When the fore-edge of both boards has been turned in, the head and tail must also be turned in.
These must be measured from the fore-edge of the board and run in with straight-edge and folder.
These side-papers are measured and cut one inch larger than the volume at head, foot, and fore-edge.The Book-Hunter at Home|P. B. M. Allan