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The Book of Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Medieval, from the Eighth Century
by F. Delamotte
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THE BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL ALPHABETS, Ancient and Mediaeval, 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



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

THE END

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