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Items matching initials taken from L’Ornament Polychrome (Ornament in Colour) (1869) (results page 1)

initials: ornamental letters, usually capital, used for the first letter of a chapter or section or to draw the reader's attention, also called decorative initials or drop caps (dropped capitals).
In hand-written manuscripts a decorated initial is often a littera notabilior, a Latin phrase meaning a more noticeable letter.
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Inhabited Initial letter B, Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon decorative initial B in the Celtic knotwork style
Celtic knotwork dragon ornament/initial
Fig. 99 No. 8.—Anglo-Saxon Initial letter N