The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 1/13)

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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: Horizontal border with flowers, Item 15 from Plate 85]

Horizontal border with flowers, Item 15 from Plate 85

Fifteenth century horizontal floral border from Plate 85. I have edited it a little so that it more or less joins on to itself, to make a longer line. [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...] [$]


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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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