In the Grip of the Corsair (page 2/2)

[picture: Initial letter T with sundial and scythe]

Initial letter T with sundial and scythe

This capital letter “T” is a vignetted initial—that is, an initial letter with a drawing around it rather than inside it. The vignette, or scene, shows a fluted stone pillar or pedestal with a sundial on the top of it, next to a scythe with its long curved wooden handle and sharp curved blade. These are of course symbols of the passage of time and [...] [more...]


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