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Title: The Book of Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Medieval, from the Eighth Century - With Numerals, including Gothic; Church Text, Large and - Small; German Arabesque; Initials for Illumination, - Monograms, Crosses, &c.
Author: Delamotte, F.
Language: English
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                                  THE
                     BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL ALPHABETS,
                         Ancient and Mediæval,
                       FROM THE EIGHTH CENTURY.
                            WITH NUMERALS,
                               INCLUDING
 Gothic; Church Text, Large and Small; German Arabesque; Initials for
                             Illumination,
                       MONOGRAMS, CROSSES, &c.,

                            FOR THE USE OF
     ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DRAUGHTSMEN, MASONS, DECORATIVE
           PAINTERS, LITHOGRAPHERS, ENGRAVERS, CARVERS, &c.
                COLLECTED AND ENGRAVED BY F. DELAMOTTE.

                           SIXTEENTH EDITION

                      [Illustration: Capio Lumen]

                                LONDON:

          CROSBY LOCKWOOD AND SON, 7, STATIONERS' HALL COURT.

                                 1914.



                    PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.


As there are no works of Ancient Alphabets of any excellence published
in a cheap form, I have been induced, after many years' study and
research in my profession as a Draughtsman and Engraver, to offer this
collection to the favourable notice of the public, trusting that its
very moderate price and general usefulness will be a sufficient
apology for the undertaking.

The demand for a Fourth Edition within so short a period of the
publication of the Third, has convinced me in the most agreeable
manner that it has been a work required by the public. To render it
still more worthy of their attention, I have here introduced some
additions, likely to enhance the interest and increase the value of
the pages, as an indication of the esteem in which I have held the
encouragement, and the respect I have paid to the suggestions of the
purchasers of this book, and the critics by whom it has been so
liberally reviewed.



                                INDEX.


                                                         PAGE

8TH CENTURY. VATICAN                                       1

8TH CENTURY. BRITISH MUSEUM                                2

8TH AND 9TH CENTURIES. ANGLO-SAXON                         3

9TH CENTURY. FROM AN ANGLO-SAXON MS. BATTEL ABBEY          4

FROM MS. LIBRARY OF MINERVA, ROME                          5

10TH CENTURY. BRITISH MUSEUM                               6

11TH CENTURY AND NUMERALS                                  7

12TH CENTURY. FROM THE MAZARIN BIBLE                       8

12TH CENTURY. TWO SMALL. BRITISH MUSEUM                    9

12TH CENTURY. BRITISH MUSEUM                              10

12TH CENTURY. BODLEIAN LIBRARY                            11

13TH CENTURY. HENRY III. WESTMINSTER ABBEY                12

13TH CENTURY. FROM LATIN MS                               13

13TH CENTURY. MS                                          14

14TH CENTURY. DATE ABOUT 1340                             15

14TH CENTURY. BRITISH MUSEUM                              16

14TH CENTURY. ILLUMINATED MS                              17

14TH CENTURY. RICHARD II. 1400. WESTMINSTER ABBEY         18

14TH CENTURY. RICHARD II. 1400. SMALL. WESTMINSTER ABBEY  19

14TH CENTURY. BRITISH MUSEUM                              20

14TH CENTURY. FROM MS. MUNICH                             21

14TH AND 15TH CENTURIES. TWO SMALL. BRITISH MUSEUM        22

1475. BRITISH MUSEUM                                      23

1480. BRITISH MUSEUM                                      24

1490. BRITISH MUSEUM                                      25

HENRY VII. WESTMINSTER ABBEY                              26

15TH AND 16TH CENTURIES. GERMAN                           27

15TH AND 16TH CENTURIES. GERMAN. SMALL                    28

15TH AND 16TH CENTURIES. ORNAMENTAL RIBBON                29

16TH CENTURY. HENRY VIII. MS                              30

16TH CENTURY. FROM ITALIAN MS                             31

16TH CENTURY. FROM ALBERT DURER'S PRAYER BOOK. LARGE      32

16TH CENTURY. ALBERT DURER'S PRAYER BOOK                  33

16TH CENTURY. VATICAN                                     34

16TH CENTURY. GOTHIC. MS                                  35

16TH CENTURY. GOTHIC                                      36

16TH CENTURY. GOTHIC. MS                                  37

16TH CENTURY. LARGE, SMALL, AND NUMERALS. FRENCH. MS      38

17TH CENTURY. MS                                          39

17TH CENTURY. CHURCH TEXT. MS                             40

GERMAN ARABESQUE                                          41

GERMAN ARABESQUE. SMALL                                   42

METAL ORNAMENTAL                                          43

INITIALS                                                  44

INITIALS                                                  45

15TH CENTURY                                              46

INITIALS                                                  47

NUMERALS                                                  48

NUMERALS                                                  49

16TH CENTURY                                              50

16TH CENTURY                                              51

16TH CENTURY. FROM WOOD ENGRAVINGS                        52

MONOGRAMS, CROSSES, &C.                                   53



[Illustration: 8th Century. Vatican.]

[Illustration: 8th Century. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 8th and 9th Centuries. Anglo-Saxon.]

[Illustration: 9th Century. From an Anglo-Saxon MS. Battel Abbey.]

[Illustration: From MS. Library of Minerva, Rome.]

[Illustration: 10th Century. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 11th Century, and Numerals.]

[Illustration: 12th Century. From the Mazarin Bible.]

[Illustration: 12th Century. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 12th Century. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 12th Century. Bodleian Library.]

[Illustration: 13th Century. Henry the Third. Westminster Abbey.]

[Illustration: 13th Century. From Latin MS.]

[Illustration: 13th Century. MS.]

[Illustration: 14th Century. Date about 1340.]

[Illustration: 14th Century. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 14th Century. Illuminated MS.]

[Illustration: 14th Century. Richard the Second. 1400. Westminster
Abbey.]

[Illustration: 14th Century. Richard the Second. 1400. Small.
Westminster Abbey.]

[Illustration: 14th Century. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 14th Century. From MS. Munich.]

[Illustration: 14th and 15th Centuries. Two Small. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 1475. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 1480. British Museum.]

[Illustration: 1490. British Museum.]

[Illustration: Henry the Seventh. Westminster Abbey.]

[Illustration: 15th and 16th Centuries. German.]

[Illustration: 15th and 16th Centuries. German. Small.]

[Illustration: 15th and 16th Centuries. Ornamental Riband.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Henry the Eighth. MS.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. From Italian MS.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Albert Durer's Prayer Book. Large.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Albert Durer's Prayer Book.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Vatican.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Gothic. MS.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Gothic.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Gothic. MS.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. Large, Small, and Numerals. French. MS.]

[Illustration: 17th Century. MS.]

[Illustration: 17th Century. Church Text. MS.]

[Illustration: German Arabesque.]

[Illustration: German Arabesque. Small.]

[Illustration: Metal Ornamental.]

[Illustration: Initials.]

[Illustration: Initials.]

[Illustration: 15th Century.]

[Illustration: Initials.]

[Illustration: Numerals.]

[Illustration: Numerals.]

[Illustration: 16th Century.]

[Illustration: 16th Century.]

[Illustration: 16th Century. From Wood Engravings.]

[Illustration: Monograms, Crosses, &c.]





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