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CALLIGRAPHIE - le Tire-Ligne

F. "[T]his lovely engraved oblong folio [is] one of the most delightful 18th century alphabets in the high rococo style. Reflecting the style of the early 18th century engraver, Giambattista Betti, the design of each splendid plate features an elegant cursive capital form of one of the two dozen letters of the 18th century alphabet (there were 24 letters, rather than 26, because i and j were the same letter, and because there was no w). The capitals are elaborated with scrolls and flourish...

"[T]his lovely engraved oblong folio [is] one of the most delightful 18th century alphabets in the high rococo style. Reflecting the style of the early 18th century engraver, Giambattista Betti, the design of each splendid plate features an elegant cursive capital form of one of the two dozen letters of the 18th century alphabet (there were 24 letters, rather than 26, because i and j were the same letter, and because there was no w). The capitals are elaborated with scrolls and flourishes ...

demonagerie: British Library, Add MS 88887, f. 3v. Patterns or models of alphabets and borders (the ‘Macclesfield Alphabet Book’) ” A colle...

Late medieval score by jkervinen, via Flickr

Lettre ornée Guillaume de Machaut, Messe Reims, vers 1372-1377 Paris, BNF, département des Manuscrits, Français 1584, fol. 448v.

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Aratea, with extracts from Hyginus’s Astronomica in the constellation figures - Marcus Tullius Cicero, 9th century

Aratea, with extracts from Hyginus’s Astronomica in the constellation figures - Marcus Tullius Cicero, 9th century

Embroidered initial

leaf script monogram from Armstrong Engraving

Free Easy Cross, Pattern Maker, PCStitch Charts + Free Historic Old Pattern Books: Sajou No 615

Free Easy Cross, Pattern Maker, PCStitch Charts + Free Historic Old Pattern Books: Sajou No 346