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Various Initial Letters and Alphabets (page 1/2)

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Initial letters, in complete alphabets where possible, taken from a variety of sources.

Title: Various Initial Letters and Alphabets

Author: Various

Date: 1850

Total items: 3

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Victorian antique style decorative alphabet from Stuttgart]

Victorian antique style decorative alphabet from Stuttgart

Otto Weisert was a type-maker in Stuttgart, in Germany. Although he is best known today for the typeface Arnold Boecklin, he made many other designs; this one is Initialen No. 17, or Initial No.18. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornamental Cpaitals from England,  19th Century]

Ornamental Cpaitals from England, 19th Century

These were reproduced in a book called Alphabets published by l’Aventurine. They would have been sold for use as dropped capitals at the start of chapters. I coloured them and straightened them somewhat. [more...] [$]

[picture: Baroque Decorative Alphabet from Amsterdam]

Baroque Decorative Alphabet from Amsterdam

Completed decorative alphabet from the Wetstein Foundry; these types were cut by Joan Michael Fleischman (1701–1768). [more...] [$]


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