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Titlepiece with Ornamental Foliage and Grotesque Human Torsos (1600-25) (by Fialetti after Giancarli) (Harv.)

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Titlepiece with Ornamental Foliage and Grotesque Human Torsos (1600-25) (by Fialetti after Giancarli) (Harv.)

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Book decoration patterns, fonts etc. collection from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

16th century marks an appearance of first copybooks printed from engraved metal plates. Various forms of the secretary hand get reproduced in printing. Publishers also take advantage of the metal engraving process by presenting free-form letters drawn in thin outlines, something beyond the capabilities of the woodcut.

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1600 - 1699
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