Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediæval (page 1/7)

[picture: Front Cover]

Title: Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediæval

Author: Delamotte, F.

City: London

Date: 1879

Total items: 72

Scans from The Book of Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediæval collected and engraved by Freeman Gage Delamotte (1814 – 1862); London, Crosby Lockwood and Co., 1879

If anyone is interested, I’ll try and do some better scans of the alphabets and examples of calligraphy and calligraphic initials in this book.

(Note: Mediæval is the older British English spelling of Mediaeval, or Medieval).

The full title page is transcribed alongside its image. This is an oblong octavo with alphabets printed in various colours including red, green and brown.

See all the images...

Some sample images

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[picture: Decorative initial letter ``L'' from 16th Century]
[picture: Vintage shabby-chic ornate full-page border]
[picture: 53.27.---Decorative Border Motif]
[picture: 53.3.---Clubs]
[picture: 53.26.---Ornamental Leaf]

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