Design Books

91 complete alphabets (medieval to modern), 3,927 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau., 91 complete alphabets -- medieval to modern -- 3,927 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau., 91 complete alphabets medieval to modern 3,927 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau., A sourcebook of initials and ornamental letters reproduces designs from the eighth century to the present., Ninety-one complete alphabets -- medieval to modern -- include 3,924 decorative initials, including Victorian novelty and Art Nouveau. These alphabets were obtained from rare, out-of-print books, generally available only in libraries or in the rare-book market. They were reproduced directly from the pages of a large and expensive collection that was made specifically for the production of this volume. Since they are direct reproductions, they will all reproduce again excellently.The book has been carefully arranged and annotated so that the students of letters and types may have a complete understanding of decorative alphabets and initials. The work is divided into three parts. Part One deals entirely with manuscript initials as they were used from the 8th to the 15th century.

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