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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: Plate 37.---Thirteenth Century No. 1: Alphabet overview]

Plate 37.—Thirteenth Century No. 1: Alphabet overview

This is an incomplete alphabet taken from a 13th century manuscript (I don’t know whether the book identifies the manuscript; I’ll look when I get home from this trip to Prague). [more...] [$]

[picture: 28.---XII. Century No. 1]

28.—XII. Century No. 1

Almost a complete gothic (blackletter or old english) alphabet; I have supplied some rather grotesque monstrosities for “K” and ”V” at the foot of the page. The description in the book is a little confusing, because the scroll-work letters are on following plates; these on this plate, for the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``Q'' from 11th century.]

Decorative initial letter “Q” from 11th century.

A beautiful rich red letter Q on a deep blue, red and green background, with a delicate peach fill. This is reproduced (in the book) from an 11th century hand-illuminated manuscript. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``X'' from 11th century.]

Decorative initial letter “X” from 11th century.

A beautiful rich red letter X on a deep blue background, with a delicate peach fill. This is reproduced (in the book) from an 11th century hand-illuminated manuscript, along with [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Red border from Page 27]

Red border from Page 27

The first chapter of the book has a decorative border around each page. This is a floral red border. You could use it as a photo border, although you might want to change the colour if you do that. [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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