The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 1/12)

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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: Decorative clip-art Victorian border, Black and White]

Decorative clip-art Victorian border, Black and White

This is a version of the red border from Page 27 in black and white (actually grayscale, desaturated and darkened). [more...] [$]

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

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 4): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Plate 93.---Sixteenth Century No. 5]

Plate 93.—Sixteenth Century No. 5

Not a complete alphabet, and with an odd “O” but still an interesting set of decorative initials, including fishes and vegetables and leaves and grapes, with red letters on a black and white background. [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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