The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 2/13)

[picture: book cover]

book cover

Showing the binding with intricate gold tooling.

[picture: Half Title: The Art of Illumnating]

Half Title: The Art of Illumnating

This ornately engraved coloured design is on the page before the title page, and says: [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...]

[picture: Decorative clip-art Victorian border, antique green]

Decorative clip-art Victorian border, antique green

This is a version of the red border from Page 27 coloured green. There are also a brown and a black and white version. To make your own coloured version of this old page border, see the notes for the Red and the black-and-white versions. [more...]

[picture: Decorative clip-art Victorian border, antique brown]

Decorative clip-art Victorian border, antique brown

This is a version of the red border from Page 27 coloured a sepia brown. There are also a green and a black and white version. To make your own coloured version of this old page border, see the notes for the Red and the black-and-white versions. [more...]

[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: Victorian border around page 49 (detail, coloured)]

Victorian border around page 49 (detail, coloured)

I coloured this detail from a Victorian border to give a better idea of the detail, and to show something that could be done with it. If you have used one of these borders, use the Comment link below the image to share a link to what you did! [more...]

[picture: Victorian border - floral]

Victorian border - floral

A Victorian border (from 1860); the book has these borders printed around each page in the introduction, with several different borders used in sequence. I combined the borders for the left and right pages, which were clearly intended to be identical, since I can’t scan the whole page without hurting the binding. The original printed [...]red border that is approximately the same colour, after allowing for a slight fading and for the yellowing of the paper. [more...]

[picture: Victorian floral border, red]

Victorian floral border, red

A version of a printed floral Victorian border used to surround the page of an 1860 book. This version is coloured red like the original. Like many late nineteenth-century designs, this border is clearly inspired by mediaeval decoration, although [...] [more...]

[picture: Clip-art: Victorian Floriated Border]

Clip-art: Victorian Floriated Border

A swirly Victorian border around each page in the section about the plates; lots of tendrils! [more...]

[picture: Clip-art: Victorian Floriated Border in Green and Brown]

Clip-art: Victorian Floriated Border in Green and Brown

A swirly Victorian border around each page in the section about the plates; lots of tendrils! [more...]


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