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Eustace from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 207v

Eustace from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 207v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(utens que) of Eustace, his wife and children being roasted in a brazen bull as the emperor Hadrian looks on. Image taken from f. 207v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French.

Elcanah, Hannah and Peninnah from BL Royal 3 D VI, f. 116

Elcanah, Hannah and Peninnah from BL Royal 3 D VI, f. 116

Detail of an historiated initial 'F'(uit) of Elcanah and his two wives, Hannah and Peninnah, at the beginning of Kings 1. Image taken from f. 116 of Historia scholastica (The 'Ashridge Petrus Comestor'). Writte... More

Livy from BL Harley 3694, f. 2

Livy from BL Harley 3694, f. 2

Detail of an historiated initial 'M' of Livy holding a book. Image taken from f. 2 of Ab urbe condita, Fourth Decade (ff. 1v-151), Epitomies (ff. 152-186v), Periochae (ff. 187-214v). Written in Latin.

Sacrifice from BL Royal 1 E IV, f. 135

Sacrifice from BL Royal 1 E IV, f. 135

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(ocavit) of Israelits offering sacrifice to God, at the beginning of Leviticus. Image taken from f. 135 of Bible (Octateuch). Written in Latin.

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33-58, f. 15

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33...

Historiated initial 'G' with the Assumption of the Virgin, measuring 80 x 85 mm. On the reverse, one four-line stave, musical notation and partial text 'collau'. Image taken from f. 15 of Cuttings from a choir ... More

Esra from BL Harley 2804, f. 108

Esra from BL Harley 2804, f. 108

Historiated initial 'I'(n anno) of Esra, at the beginning of Esra. Image taken from f. 108 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible'), Psalms-Acts 16:17, imperfect. Written in Latin.

Historiated initial from BL Add 38117, f. 97v

Historiated initial from BL Add 38117, f. 97v

Detail of an historiated initial 'O' with image of King Arthur setting infants adrift in a boat. Image taken from f. 97v of Joseph d'Arimathie (ff. 1-18), Le Livre de Merlin (ff. 18v-74), Suite de Merlin (ff. 7... More

Tree of Jesse from BL Royal 2 A XVIII, f. 96

Tree of Jesse from BL Royal 2 A XVIII, f. 96

Historiated initial 'B'(eatus) of the Tree of Jesse with a full border. Image taken from f. 96 of Book of Hours (The 'Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours'), Use of Sarum. Written in Latin.

Ceremony from BL Harley 1498, f. 76

Ceremony from BL Harley 1498, f. 76

Detail of an historiated initial 'T'(his) of the manuscript in use at a ceremony. Image taken from f. 76 of Quadripartite Indenture for Henry VII's Chapel. Written in English with Latin.

[Boy next to initial letter T and boy carrying clothes on back]

[Boy next to initial letter T and boy carrying clothes on back]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1933:0080). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as initial letter and tailpiece in: "A Soul Above Buttons" by Myra Kelly, McClure... More

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 o

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 o

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Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teutsch', 1601 alphabet b

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teut...

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Collection of 16th Century Block Letters

Collection of 16th Century Block Letters

(Removed after reusableart request.)

A happy Christmas.

A happy Christmas.

Public domain photograph of Christmas postcard, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Text with red and blue initials.  Map with small drawing of city.

Text with red and blue initials. Map with small drawing of city.

Public domain reproduction of illuminated medieval manuscript page, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

King Edward III from BL Harley 5233, f. 11

King Edward III from BL Harley 5233, f. 11

Historiated initial with king Edward III (r. 1327-1377) combined with a full foliate bar border at the beginning of his statutes. Image taken from f. 11 of Nova Statuta (index Statuta Angliae, Statute book, Sta... More

Lactantius from BL Harley 3057, f. 5v

Lactantius from BL Harley 3057, f. 5v

Detail of historiated initial 'M'(agno) with author portrait (Lactantius) at the beginning of the text. Image taken from f. 5v of Divinae institutiones (ff. 5v-108); De ira Dei (ff. 108v-118); De opificio Dei (... More

Christ before Caiaphas from BL Add 18196, ff. 43-45, f. 45

Christ before Caiaphas from BL Add 18196, ff. 43-45, f. 45

Historiated initial 'O' of Christ before Caiaphas. Image taken from f. 45 of Cuttings from a choir book.

Rabbis at Benei Braq from BL Add 14761, f. 31v

Rabbis at Benei Braq from BL Add 14761, f. 31v

Historiated initial-word panel: ~Ma'aseh~, at the beginning of the account of the five rabbis at Benei Braq. The five rabbis are in the windows of a building; their pupils are knocking on the door. Full foliate... More

The Calling of Peter and Andrew. from BL Add 18196, f. 84, f. 84

The Calling of Peter and Andrew. from BL Add 18196, f. 84, f. 84

Historiated initial 'D' of the Calling of Peter and Andrew. Image taken from f. 84 of Cutting from a choir book.

Crucifixion from BL Eg 3018, f. 23v

Crucifixion from BL Eg 3018, f. 23v

Miniature with the Crucifixion, and historiated initial with God supporting the dead Christ, with a full foliate border. Image taken from f. 23v of Missal, Use of Cologne. Written in Latin.

Historiated initial and border from BL Harley 3510, f. 2

Historiated initial and border from BL Harley 3510, f. 2

Historiated initial 'M'(aecenas) with Horace, bust-length, at the beginning of the text and full decorated border with foliate decoration, flowers, besants, birds, a vase, winged putti, a wreath enclosing the M... More

Historiated initial-word panel from BL Add 22413, f. 148

Historiated initial-word panel from BL Add 22413, f. 148

Detail: historiated initial-word panel of a man holding a pitcher and a cup, at the beginning of a liturgical poem for Simhat Torah (Davidson vol. 1, no. 8400). Image taken from f. 148 of Festival prayer book f... More

John the Baptist from BL Stowe 12, f. 257

John the Baptist from BL Stowe 12, f. 257

Detail of an historiated initial 'D' of John the Baptist, holding the Agnus Dei. Image taken from f. 257 of Breviary, Use of Sarum with Norwich variants ('The Stowe Breviary'). Written in Latin.

Temptation of Christ from BL Royal 2 B III, f. 37

Temptation of Christ from BL Royal 2 B III, f. 37

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(ominus) of the Temptation of Christ, at the beginning of Psalm 26. Image taken from f. 37 of Psalter. Written in Latin.

Marriage at Cana from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 168v

Marriage at Cana from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 168v

Miniature of the marriage feast at Cana with a kneeling maid holding up a cup of the miraculous wine and six angels playing musical instruments in niches, three on either side, with an historiated initial 'S'(a... More

St. Louis, Missouri August 1909

St. Louis, Missouri August 1909

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Text with red and blue initials.  Map stretching across both pages, with small drawings of cities.

Text with red and blue initials. Map stretching across both pages, wi...

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Miniature of skeletons accosting knights, large and small initials, linefiller, full border with grotesques.

Miniature of skeletons accosting knights, large and small initials, li...

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Ezekiel from BL Harley 2803, f. 229

Ezekiel from BL Harley 2803, f. 229

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(t) with a standing figure of Ezekiel with a scroll with foliate interlace and clasps at the beginning of Ezekiel. Image taken from f. 229 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index... More

Micah from BL Harley 2803, f. 274

Micah from BL Harley 2803, f. 274

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(erbum Domini) depicting the prophet Micah holding a scroll, at the beginning of Micah. Image taken from f. 274 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesi... More

Peter Comestor from BL Royal 3 D VI, f. 3

Peter Comestor from BL Royal 3 D VI, f. 3

Detail of an historiated initial 'R'(everendo) of Peter Comestor, at the beginning of the preface. Image taken from f. 3 of Historia scholastica (The 'Ashridge Petrus Comestor'). Written in Latin.

Memento Mori from BL Add 39636, ff. 5-8, 11-12, 30-32, f. 6

Memento Mori from BL Add 39636, ff. 5-8, 11-12, 30-32, f. 6

Historiated initial 'D' of a Memento Mori, measuring 125 x 110. On the reverse, partial four-line stave, musical notation and text: '..antur'. Image taken from f. 6 of Cuttings from a Gradual. Written in Latin.

Jacob wrestling with the angel from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 74v

Jacob wrestling with the angel from BL Royal 1 D X, f. 74v

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(xultate) of Jacob wrestling with the angel, at the beginning of Psalm 80. Image taken from f. 74v of Psalter (index Old Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

Arthur from BL Add 38117, f. 73v

Arthur from BL Add 38117, f. 73v

Detail of an historiated initial 'O' of Arthur drawing the sword from the stone. Image taken from f. 73v of Joseph d'Arimathie (ff. 1-18), Le Livre de Merlin (ff. 18v-74), Suite de Merlin (ff. 74-226), ('the Hu... More

Coniugium (Marriage) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 375

Coniugium (Marriage) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 375

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(oniugium) of a priest joining hands of a man and a woman. Image taken from f. 375 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Malachi from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 239v

Malachi from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 239v

Detail of an historiated initial 'O'(nus) of Malachi with a scroll reading 'in quo dilexisti nos', and Israelites and God with a scroll reading 'Dilexi vos'. Image taken from f. 239v of Bible (the 'Big' or 'Gre... More

Design for a Coat of Arms with Two Dragons and Initials [?] in center (recto); Three Constructed Circles with Inscriptions (verso)

Design for a Coat of Arms with Two Dragons and Initials [?] in center ...

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The initials TR were affixed to the bow of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) for the ship's launching ceremony. The ceremony is taking place at Shipway 12 of the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard

The initials TR were affixed to the bow of the nuclear-powered aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Newport News State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 C. Drake Release Status: Released to Public... More

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teutsch', 1601 alphabet a

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teut...

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Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teutsch', 1601 alphabet k

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teut...

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The journey

The journey

Decorations and poem published in "The Little Past" by Josephine Preston Peabody, Harper's magazine, 108:94 (Dec. 1903). (DLC/PP-1933:0185). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Title and miniature of St. John the Evangelist, both with elaborate framing including human figures.  Opening of text.  1-line gold and blue initials.

Title and miniature of St. John the Evangelist, both with elaborate fr...

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Flourished initials from BL YT 25, f. 1v

Flourished initials from BL YT 25, f. 1v

Initials with pen-flourishing, from the musical notation for Easter. Image taken from f. 1v of Leaf from a Dominican Antiphoner (index antiphoner, antiphonary). Written in Latin.

John from BL Royal 1 D I, f. 532v

John from BL Royal 1 D I, f. 532v

Detail of a historiated Initial 'S'(enior) of John holding a scroll, at the beginning of John II. Image taken from f. 532v of Bible, with the Interpretation of Hebrew names (The 'Bible of William of Devon'). Wr... More

Bishop from BL Eg 1067, f. 75

Bishop from BL Eg 1067, f. 75

Historiated initial of a bishop blessing nuns, with a full border, with flowers and strawberries. Image taken from f. 75 of Pontifical. Written in Latin.

Doctor from BL Harley 3140, f. 39

Doctor from BL Harley 3140, f. 39

Detail of an historiated initial 'Q' with a doctor (Hippocrates?), shown as a university physician with a long robe and cap, administering a liquid from a sponge or a dish to a patient in bed, attended by a stu... More

Adam and Eve from BL Harley 7621, f. 1

Adam and Eve from BL Harley 7621, f. 1

Detail of a pge: historiated initial-word panel, ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning), of the Original Sin, at the beginning of Genesis. Above the initial word, Adam and Eve are depicted under a tree holding apples, w... More

Temptation of Christ from BL Royal 2 B III, f. 37v

Temptation of Christ from BL Royal 2 B III, f. 37v

Historiated initial 'D'(ominus) of the Temptation of Christ, at the beginning of Psalm 26. Image taken from f. 37v of Psalter. Written in Latin.

Decorated initials from BL Harley 1895, f. 1

Decorated initials from BL Harley 1895, f. 1

Pen-flourished initial 'O'(rbis) and plain initial 'O'(mne). Image taken from f. 1 of De Cosmographia, in three books (ff. 1-22), Excerpts from Virgil with paraphrases of the Old and New Testaments (ff. 23-34v)... More

Adventus Domini (Incarnation) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 55

Adventus Domini (Incarnation) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 55

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(dventus) of the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 55 of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Abishag from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 79

Abishag from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 79

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(t rex) of Abishag before David. Image taken from f. 79 of Bible (the 'Big' or 'Great Bible'), with the Gospel of Nicodemus and the Interpretation of Hebrew names. Written in Latin.

Calligraphic initials from BL Harley 3469, f. 4v

Calligraphic initials from BL Harley 3469, f. 4v

Text page with calligraphic initials. Image taken from f. 4v of Splendor Solis (an alchemical treatise) (index Splendor of the Sun). Written in German.

[Initial letter T with rat]

[Initial letter T with rat]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1933:0080). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A Doctor of Medicine" by Rudyard Kipling, Delineator, 74:296 (Oct. 1909).

Palm Sunday. Museum of New Zealand collection

Palm Sunday. Museum of New Zealand collection

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Delvau - Dictionnaire érotique moderne, 2e édition, 1874-Lettre-Z

Delvau - Dictionnaire érotique moderne, 2e édition, 1874-Lettre-Z

Français : Illustration du Dictionnaire érotique moderne Lettre Z

Large initial, smaller initials, human and animal figures in border design.
Page of text with border design, initials, linefillers and rubrics.
Pen-flourished initials from BL Harley 49, f. 113

Pen-flourished initials from BL Harley 49, f. 113

Pen-flourished initials 'O'(r' and 'M'(ost). Image taken from f. 113 of Roman de Tristan, imperfect at the beginning, with an index (ff. 149-154v) (index Romance of Tristan, Tristram, Romance of Tristam de Leon... More

Christ blessing from BL Royal 4 D VI, f. 1v

Christ blessing from BL Royal 4 D VI, f. 1v

Detail of a historiated initial 'P'(aulus) of Christ blessing and holding a book, at the beginning of Romans, and a historiated initial 'P'(aulus) of a lion and an eagle, at the beginning of the Peter Lombard's... More

King and fool from BL Harley 1892, f. 68

King and fool from BL Harley 1892, f. 68

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(ixit) of a king and fool at the beginning of Psalm 52. Image taken from f. 68 of Various prayers including indulgenced prayers, and Gospel Lessons. Written in Latin.

Resurrection from BL YT 25, f. 1

Resurrection from BL YT 25, f. 1

Historiated initial 'A'(lleluia) of the Resurrection of Christ, and a partial border with animals, including a hare blowing a horn and a monkey with a bow and arrow, a hybrid creature, and birds, in a liturgic... More

Decorated initials and border from BL Harley 6332, f. 1

Decorated initials and border from BL Harley 6332, f. 1

Decorated initials 'P'(rima) and 'S'(oror) with acanthus leaves combined with a 3-sided foliate border including an erased coat of arms; notarial inscription and pressmark '9. I.' (in the library of Sozomeno of... More

Historiated initial and borders from BL Harley 2717, f. 1

Historiated initial and borders from BL Harley 2717, f. 1

Historiated initial 'S'(ororem) with a man reading (Terence?), and full border of acanthus and flowers on unpainted ground, with a bird, and an angel holding unidentified arms. Image taken from f. 1 of Comoedia... More

Historiated initial from BL Royal 1 B VIII, f. 112

Historiated initial from BL Royal 1 B VIII, f. 112

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(onfortatus) of Salomon enthroned, at the beginning of Chronicles II. Image taken from f. 112 of Bible, with the interpretation of Hebrew names. Written in Latin.

Historiated initial from BL Royal 20 D IX, f. 6

Historiated initial from BL Royal 20 D IX, f. 6

Historiated initial 'L'(I empereres) of Justinian receiving plaintiffs, at the beginning of the Authenticum. Image taken from f. 6 of Authenticum and Tres Libri. Written in French.

Ptolemy from BL Harley 7182, f. 2

Ptolemy from BL Harley 7182, f. 2

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(osmographia) with a portrait of Ptolemy. Image taken from f. 2 of Geography (index Cosmographie primus) with twenty-seven maps. Written in Latin.

Lex (Law) from BL Royal 6 E VII, f. 434v

Lex (Law) from BL Royal 6 E VII, f. 434v

Detail of a historiated initial 'L'(ex) of a judge with two boys, following an instruction 'judex cum famulis' in the lower margin. Image taken from f. 434v of Omne Bonum (Jacob-Zacharias). Written in Latin.

Resurrection from BL YT 34, f. 84

Resurrection from BL YT 34, f. 84

Historiated initial 'F'(ratres) of the Resurrection of Christ, with a partial bar border, at the reading for Easter. Image taken from f. 84 of Epistolary of the Sainte-Chapelle, Use of Paris. Written in Latin.

Triumph of Death from BL Harley 5761, f. 29

Triumph of Death from BL Harley 5761, f. 29

Full border with flowers, birds, deer, skulls, coral beads, a marginal vignette of the Triumph of Death, and an historiated initial 'Q'(uesta). Image taken from f. 29 of Trionfi (index Triumphs) (ff. 11-52v); R... More

Bohemund and Daimbert from BL YT 12, f. 58v

Bohemund and Daimbert from BL YT 12, f. 58v

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(stez) with Bohemund and Daimbert, Patriarch of Jerusalem, sailing for Apulia, in a ship flying the cross of St George. Image taken from f. 58v of Histoire d'Outremer, contin... More

Cor (Heart) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 425v

Cor (Heart) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 425v

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(or) of a man, holding his heart and praying before a crucifix at an altar. Image taken from f. 425v of Omne Bonum (Circumcisio-Dona Spiritui Sancti). Written in Latin.

Adolescens, Adolescencia (Adolescence) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 58v

Adolescens, Adolescencia (Adolescence) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 58v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(dolescens) of a young woman with a mirror and a young man. Image taken from f. 58v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Jerome from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 132v

Jerome from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 132v

Detail of an historiated initial 'L'(ibrum) of Jerome giving a book to a boy, at the beginning of the prologue to Esther. Image taken from f. 132v of Bible (the 'Big' or 'Great Bible'), with the Gospel of Nicod... More

Siege of Jerusalem from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 222

Siege of Jerusalem from BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 222

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(nno) of Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem, at the beginning of Daniel. Image taken from f. 222 of Bible (the 'Big' or 'Great Bible'), with the Gospel of Nicodemus and the ... More

Virgin and Child from BL YT 6, f. 13

Virgin and Child from BL YT 6, f. 13

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(omine) with Virgin and Child, at the beginning of the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 13 of Book of Hours, Use of Rome. Written in Latin.

Historiated initial from BL Harley 4922, f. 1

Historiated initial from BL Harley 4922, f. 1

Historiated initial with a man in profile combined with a full foliate border with birds, coats of arms, a crown, an angel, a lion and putti. The arms of the first owner, Francesco I Sforza, appear in places un... More

Calligraphic initials from BL Harley 3469, f. 11

Calligraphic initials from BL Harley 3469, f. 11

Text page with calligraphic initials. Image taken from f. 11 of Splendor Solis (an alchemical treatise) (index Splendor of the Sun). Written in German.

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and hat with initials C.R.]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and hat with initials C.R...

Case: Papier mache with mother of pearl; floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: ... More

The King was in his counting-house, counting out his money.
FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. b

FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. b

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Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 m

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 m

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Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teutsch', 1601 alphabet o

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teut...

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Haraucourt - La Légende des sexes, poëmes hystériques, 1882 - Séparateur

Haraucourt - La Légende des sexes, poëmes hystériques, 1882 - Séparate...

Français : Séparateur pour La Légende des sexes, poëmes hystériques, 1882

Main hand (hand 3), initials, border decoration, rubrics, catchword.

Main hand (hand 3), initials, border decoration, rubrics, catchword.

Public domain illustrated book page scan, medieval or early renaissance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Monks singing from BL YT 43, f. 100

Monks singing from BL YT 43, f. 100

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(antate) of monks singing. Image taken from f. 100 of Psalter and Book of Hours, Use of Saint-Omer. Written in Latin.

Incipit page from BL Royal 1 D IX, f. 70

Incipit page from BL Royal 1 D IX, f. 70

Historiated initial 'Q'([uonia]m) of Christ in Majesty in the bowl, with display script in gold, framed by a 'Winchester style' border with foliage intertwined with gold bars, at the beginning of Luke. Image ta... More

Historiated initial from BL Eg 931, f. 224v

Historiated initial from BL Eg 931, f. 224v

Historiated initial of monks singing and a priest kneeling before an altar. Image taken from f. 224v of Pontifical, Use of Sens. Written in Latin.

Quintilian from BL Burn 244, f. 2

Quintilian from BL Burn 244, f. 2

Historiated initial 'P'(ost) depicting Quintilian(?) writing; with a three-sided border incorporating putti supporting heraldic arms. Image taken from f. 2 of Institutiones. Written in Latin, with a few words in Greek.

Historiated initial 'C' depicting Edward III enthroned from BL Hargrave 274, f. 50

Historiated initial 'C' depicting Edward III enthroned from BL Hargrav...

Historiated initial 'C'(ome) depicting Edward III enthroned, holding an orb and sceptre, with religious and lay men to his right and left, respectively, at the beginning of the statues issued during his reign.... More

Gregory delivering his decretals from BL Royal 10 E VII, f. 1

Gregory delivering his decretals from BL Royal 10 E VII, f. 1

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(d comentum) of Gregory delivering a letter to two cardinals. Image taken from f. 1 of Lectura in quinque libros Decretalium (Books 1-2). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 157, f. 52

Detail from BL Arundel 157, f. 52

Detail of historiated initial of the Temptation of Christ. Image taken from f. 52 of Psalter, including a calendar (ff. 13-18v). Written in Latin.

Death of Sanguius from BL YT 12, f. 99v

Death of Sanguius from BL YT 12, f. 99v

Detail of an historiated initial 'N' of the death of Sanguius, who is beign murdered by his chamberlains. Image taken from f. 99v of Histoire d'Outremer, continued to 1232. Written in French.

Celebracio missarum (Celebration of masses) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 246v

Celebracio missarum (Celebration of masses) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 2...

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(elebrari) of a priest celebrating a mass. Image taken from f. 246v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Divinacio (Divination) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 535v

Divinacio (Divination) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 535v

Detail of a historiated initial 'D'(ivinacionum) of a magician and devils. Image taken from f. 535v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Written in Latin.

Avaritia (Avarice) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 154v

Avaritia (Avarice) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 154v

Detail of a historiated initial 'A'(varicia) of a rich man holding a bag of silver coins, faced by a man with two children on his shoulders. Image taken from f. 154v of Omne Bonum (Absolucio-Circumcisio). Writt... More

Angels singing from BL Royal 2 A XVI, f. 118

Angels singing from BL Royal 2 A XVI, f. 118

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(antate) of angels singing, at the beginning of Psalm 97. Image taken from f. 118 of Psalter ('The Psalter of Henry VIII'). Written in Latin.

[Hand holding five men's heads, and letter I]

[Hand holding five men's heads, and letter I]

Title devised by cataloger. Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Hymn of Hate," Life, 82:8 (Nov. 15, 1923).

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 g

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 g

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Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teutsch', 1601 alphabet l

Paulus Franck - 'Schatzkammer Allerhand Versalien Lateinisch vnnd Teut...

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

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