Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts
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!
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...]
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