The small (miniscule) letters from p to z; strictly speaking these are not to be called “lower case” since they are for writing and not printing, but it is a distinction no longer widely followed. [more...] [$]
A side-border or vertical area with vine-leaves and berried, partly in purple and partly in gold. The scanner didn’t pick out the gold very well, so I had to redo it afterwards. This border would make a fine decoration to one side [...] [more...] [$]
It’s easy to imgine that interest in medieval borders, calligraphy and decoration started with William Morris and Edward Johnston in the 1880s, but this book was produced in 1860 and includes such beautiful full-page borders as this illuminaged green, blue and gold example from a fifteenth century book of hours. There are birds and vines, frogs and [...] [more...] [$]
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