What is the proper term for printed book sides?

In german we call it »Schnittverzierungen«. There are different kinds of them, the most common one is »Farbschnitt«, where all sides are colored.

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»Goldschnitt« with ornaments

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You could speak of edge painting or fore-edge painting, or gilt-edged for the golden variant.

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