Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts (page 1/2)

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Some wood engravings from Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts by F. A. Paley, M.A., 1844; Mr. Paley was at this time the honorary secretary of the Cambridge Camden Society, according to the title page. This is Frederick Apthorp Paley (1815 – 1888) according to the Library of Congress catalogue.

Note that these are fonts for wetting the heads of infants in batism, not computer fonts!

Title: Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts

Author: Paley, F. A.

Published by: John Can Voorst, Paternoster Row

City: London

Date: 1844

Total items: 5

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Stratton, Cornwall]

Stratton, Cornwall

[Architectural Period: Norman] [more...] [$]

[picture: Little Billing, Northamptonshire.]

Little Billing, Northamptonshire.

[Architectural Period: Norman] [more...] [$]

[picture: Strubby, Lincolnshire]

Strubby, Lincolnshire

[Architectural period: Decorated] [more...] [$]

[picture: Chalk, Kent]

Chalk, Kent

This pleasing specimen of a plain Norman Font is cut in Purbeck Marble, but now white-washed. It is 2ft. 5½in. high; 1ft. 6½in. across the top; the bowl is [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: King's Cliff, Northamptonshire]

King’s Cliff, Northamptonshire

[Architectural Period: Early English] [more...] [$]


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Chalk ·Cornwall ·Kent ·King's Cliff ·Lincolnshire ·Little Billing ·Northamptonshire ·Stratton ·Strubby

Some wood engravings from Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts by F. A. Paley, M.A., 1844; Mr. Paley was at this time the honorary secretary of the Cambridge Camden Society, according to the title page. This is Frederick Apthorp Paley (1815 – 1888) according to the Library of Congress catalogue.

Note that these are fonts for wetting the heads of infants in batism, not computer fonts!


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