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A decorative capital “S” used as a drop cap, or initial letter S, from the start of Chapter VI, showing a monk kneeling at prayer, with tonsure, robe and sandals. The desk at which he kneels is shaped like a carved wooden letter S.

The text begins as follows:

Seventy miles to the north of Naples, and nearly ninety-three from Rome, the train stops at the small town of San Germanno. [...] But above, on Monte Cassino, a conical mountain of lilmestone, stands a vast white building, which is perceived long before the train enters Sam Germanno. It is the world-famous monastery of Monte Cassino, from whence S. Augustine went to Christianise the Island of Britain, and within whose walls sleeps one who most profoundly influenced the whole civilised world, by his words, and thoughts, and deeds, the founder of the first Monastery and of Monte Cassino, the great S. Benedict.” (p. 106)



45 x 50mm (1.8 x 2.0 inches)

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2400 dots per inch



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