The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 1/13)

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Images scanned from The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times by W. R. Tymms, with an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt, Architect. London. Published April 2nd 1860 by Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen.

There are 100 full colour plates in the book done in chromolithography, as well as a chromolithographed title page. I have only scanned a few because my scanner damages the binding. The text is by Matthew Digby Wyatt and the images appear to have been made by W. R. Tymms (and not Symms, as this page used to say).

Title: The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times

Author: Tymms, W. R.

Date: 1860

Total items: 132

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: Fourteenth Century Initial Letter I or J from Plate 65]

Fourteenth Century Initial Letter I or J from Plate 65

A red and blue calligraphic decorative letter “I” or “J” from a 14th century manuscript, reproduced in this 1860 book. The squiggles would have gone into the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 2): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Top row of letters from XIV. Century  No. 1]

Top row of letters from XIV. Century No. 1

See XIV. Century No. 1 for the full alphabet, miniscule and majiscule (capitals and small letters). Actually it’s not a full alphabet by modern standards. [more...] [$]


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Images scanned from The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times by W. R. Tymms, with an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt, Architect. London. Published April 2nd 1860 by Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen.

There are 100 full colour plates in the book done in chromolithography, as well as a chromolithographed title page. I have only scanned a few because my scanner damages the binding. The text is by Matthew Digby Wyatt and the images appear to have been made by W. R. Tymms (and not Symms, as this page used to say).


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