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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 Fren... More

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

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. The BL Royal Manuscript Collect... More

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. The BL Royal Manuscript Colle... More

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

Peter and Paul from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33-58, f. 16

Peter and Paul from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33-58, f. 16

Historiated initial 'N' with Peter and Paul, measuring 160 x 160 mm. On the reverse, two four-line staves, musical notation and partial text '..expectatio /…bis iude'. Image taken from f. 16 of Cuttings from a ... More

Livy from BL Harley 3694, f. 2 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Livy from BL Harley 3694, f. 2 - Public domain medieval manuscript

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. The "BL ... More

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 28v

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 28v

Detail of a page; Historiated initial-word panel ~Ha lahma aniya~ (The Bread of Affliction), at the beginning of the text of the Haggadah. Beneath the initial words, a miniature depicting a family by the Seder ... More

Joseph and his brothers from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33-58, f. 54

Joseph and his brothers from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33-...

Historiated initial 'U' with Joseph and his brothers, illustrating Genesis 37:18-21, measuring 165 x 165 mm. On the reverse, two four-line staves, musical notation and partial text 'cidam(ur) / amus si pro'. Im... More

Scenes from the life of Abraham from BL Add 14761, ff. 36v-37

Scenes from the life of Abraham from BL Add 14761, ff. 36v-37

Folio 36v: historiated initial-word panel with gold letters: ~Mi-thilah~ at the beginning of the passage, 'In the beginning our fathers were idolators'. Around the initial-word panel, two midrashic scenes: on t... More

Bathing of the Christ Child from BL Add 18196, f. 13, f. 13

Bathing of the Christ Child from BL Add 18196, f. 13, f. 13

Historiated initial 'P' of the preparation for the bathing of the Christ Child. Image taken from f. 13 of Cutting from a choir book.

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. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a c... More

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

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 57, f. 54v

Decorated initials from BL Arundel 57, f. 54v

Decorated initials. Image taken from f. 54v of Ayenbite of Inwyt, Prophecies of Merlin (prose version). Written in English, French, and Latin. The Arundel Manuscript Collection was amassed by the Howard family... More

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. The "BL Harley Manuscr... More

Design for painted decoration of a ceiling incorporating interwined initials: DD

Design for painted decoration of a ceiling incorporating interwined in...

Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise (French, died 1897) Public domain photograph of 18th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The wolf and the lion - Public domain dedication image

The wolf and the lion - Public domain dedication image

Purchase; (DLC/PP-1982:125.32). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Aesop's Fables, p. 198.

[King walking with stick past tree with letter N]

[King walking with stick past tree with letter N]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Clemens. New York : Cha... More

[Amazon women with shields by tree and letter A]

[Amazon women with shields by tree and letter A]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Clemens. New York : Cha... More

[Letter R]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Letter R]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1933:0118). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Easter Toilettes," Harper's bazaar, 22:272 (April 13, 1889).

How they sing - Public domain banknote scan

How they sing - Public domain banknote scan

Statue among trees and two letter A's. (DLC/PP-1933:0185). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Anabel and Amoris," Harper's magazine, 104:359 (Feb. 1902).

[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

[Girl with wings holding presents and balloons and standing between two cats]

[Girl with wings holding presents and balloons and standing between tw...

(DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as headpiece and initial for: "The Little Girl-Magnet" by Clara Greenleaf Perry, St. Nicholas, 38:129 (Dec. 1910).

[Two mother gooses and letter I]

[Two mother gooses 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: "The Illiterati" by Dorothy Parker, Life, 78:25 ... More

Public domain stock image. Wall red brick.
FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. l

FJ Brechtel calligraphy 16th cent. l

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

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 h

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 h

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

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 o

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 o

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

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 p

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 p

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

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

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

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

Die Gartenlaube Illustriertes Familienblatt (1897) b 160

Die Gartenlaube Illustriertes Familienblatt (1897) b 160

Bild aus Seite 160 in "Die Gartenlaube". Image from page 160 of journal Die Gartenlaube, 1897. Deutsch: keine Bildunterschrift English: no caption

Collection of 16th Century Block Letters

Collection of 16th Century Block Letters

(Removed after reusableart request.)

[Man with confetti perched on letter A]

[Man with confetti perched on letter A]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1932:0051). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Roman Carnival Sketches," Harper's magazine, 66:893 (May 1883).

A happy Christmas. postcard

A happy Christmas. postcard

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

Page of text with coats of arms, initials, and placemarkers f. 265

Page of text with coats of arms, initials, and placemarkers f. 265

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

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...

Public domain reproduction of illuminated manuscript page, 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

Decorated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 5

Decorated initials from BL Harley 2799, f. 5

Detail of decorated initials 'B'(eatus) at the beginning of the Psalms in three versions, with foliate decoration, clasps, and a dog or quadruped. Image taken from f. 5 of Bible ('The Arnstein Bible') (Job to R... More

Poisoning of John the Evangelist from BL Add 32058, f. 2 (b), f. 2 (b)

Poisoning of John the Evangelist from BL Add 32058, f. 2 (b), f. 2 (b)

Historiated initial 'V' of the Poisoning of John the Evangelist, with four men kneeling before the saint who drinks from a chalice of poisoned wine. Image taken from f. 2 (b) of Cutting from a choir book. Writt... More

Christ Disputing with the Merchants from BL Add 18196, f. 49, f. 49

Christ Disputing with the Merchants from BL Add 18196, f. 49, f. 49

Historiated initial 'D' or 'O' of Christ Disputing with the Merchants. The robe of the figure to the right is inscribed 'A. P. S. VITV. SI?S'. Image taken from f. 49 of Cutting from an Antiphoner (index antipho... More

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

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3045, f. 45

Decorated initials from BL Harley 3045, f. 45

Decorated foliate initials 'E'(n) and 'O' with clasps at the beginning to book 2, chapters 23 and 24. Image taken from f. 45 of De laudibus sanctae crucis, prefatory material (ff. 2v-5v), book 1 (ff. 6v-34), bo... More

God blessing from BL Lansdowne 437, f. 1

God blessing from BL Lansdowne 437, f. 1

Historiated initial of God blessing, at the beginning of the prologue. Image taken from f. 1 of Bible. Written in Latin.

Historiated initial from BL Burn 279, ff. 121v-122

Historiated initial from BL Burn 279, ff. 121v-122

Historiated initial 'I'(n) divided into five niches, each containing a seated figure, at the beginning of the Codex Justinianus of Justinian's Corpus iuris civilis. At the top is a crowned figure, representing... More

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

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. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as th... 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

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.

John from BL Add 69865, f. 1v - Public domain dedication image

John from BL Add 69865, f. 1v - Public domain dedication image

Historiated initial 'I' of the eagle symbol of John, extension of acanthus-like foliage and bezants with single hair-line embellishment, at the beginning of a Gospel extract from John 1:1-14. Image taken from 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.

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 39636, f. 1, f. 1

Assumption of the Virgin from BL Add 39636, f. 1, f. 1

Historiated initial 'O' of the Assumption of the Virgin. The Madonna, seated in a mandorla supported by four angels, gives her girdle to Thomas. In the foreground are the other eleven Apostles. Image taken from... More

Detail of Christ blessing a layman from BL Add 52539, f. 11v

Detail of Christ blessing a layman from BL Add 52539, f. 11v

Detail of a historiated initial ?'A' of Christ enthroned blessing a kneeling layman, at the beginning of the Carthusian prayer cycle. Image taken from f. 11v of Leaf from a Book of Hours, containing part of the... More

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. The Egerton Manuscr... More

Nureddin, Sultan of Damascus from BL YT 12, f. 132

Nureddin, Sultan of Damascus from BL YT 12, f. 132

Historiated initial 'R'(eines) with a mail-coated Nureddin, the Sultan of Damascus, with bare legs and an open helmet, fleeing on horseback with a foal underfoot from two knights (Godfrey Martel and Hugh de Lu... More

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

Confirmacio sacramentalis (Sacrament of Confirmation) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 372

Confirmacio sacramentalis (Sacrament of Confirmation) from BL Royal 6 ...

Detail of a historiated initial 'C'(confirmacionem) of the sacrament of confirmation given by a bishop to a boy, illustrating the sacrament of confirmation. Image taken from f. 372 of Omne Bonum (Circumcisio-D... More

Design for the painted decoration of a coffered ceiling with initials:  VR

Design for the painted decoration of a coffered ceiling with initials:...

Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise (French, died 1897) Public domain photograph of 19th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Man feeding dogs at table and letter T]

[Man feeding dogs at table and letter T]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Clemens. New York : Cha... More

[Woman with switch by table with older black man, and letter W]

[Woman with switch by table with older black man, and letter W]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1934:0009). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as headpiece for: "The Editor's Drawer," Harper's magazine, 85:642 (Sept. 1892).

[Old sailor, possibly Noah, waving to two people from crow's nest, and letter N]

[Old sailor, possibly Noah, waving to two people from crow's nest, and...

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: "The Wandering Joke," Life, 84:12 (Sept. 24, 1924).

Lost places home hotel building. An old building with a clock on the front of it

Lost places home hotel building. An old building with a clock on the f...

Architecture stock photograph: The old church in the city of / An old building with a clock on the front of it.

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 c

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 c

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

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 l

Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 l

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

St. Louis, Missouri August 1909 - Public domain old map

St. Louis, Missouri August 1909 - Public domain old map

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Habakkuk from BL Harley 2803, f. 278

Habakkuk from BL Harley 2803, f. 278

Detail of historiated initial 'O'(nus) with Habakkuk holding a scroll, and an entwined man, at the beginning of Habakkuk. Image taken from f. 278 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis ... More

Bust of a bishop from BL Stowe 12, f. 120v

Bust of a bishop from BL Stowe 12, f. 120v

Detail of an historiated initial 'F' of a bust of a bishop. Image taken from f. 120v of Breviary, Use of Sarum with Norwich variants ('The Stowe Breviary'). Written in Latin.

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

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

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 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Bishop from BL Eg 1067, f. 75 - Public domain medieval manuscript

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. The Egerton Manuscript Collection is named after its fo... More

Saints from BL Add 18196, ff. 14-22, and 28-40, f. 16

Saints from BL Add 18196, ff. 14-22, and 28-40, f. 16

Historiated initial 'S' of two saints, measuring 90 x 85 mm. Image taken from f. 16 of Cuttings from a Dominican choir book.

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. Henry Yates Thompson (1838-192... More

King David playing the bells from BL Stowe 12, f. 190

King David playing the bells from BL Stowe 12, f. 190

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(xultate) depicting King David playing bells, with a partial bar border including a bearded grotesque, at the beginning of Psalm 80. Image taken from f. 190 of Breviary, Use ... More

Initial-word panel from BL Add 14761, f. 65v

Initial-word panel from BL Add 14761, f. 65v

Historiated initial-word panel: ~Halleluyah~ (Praise the Lord) of a service in the synagogue, at the beginning of the Hallel. Image taken from f. 65v of Haggadah, liturgical poems and biblical readings for Pass... More

Bust of a bishop from BL Stowe 12, f. 284

Bust of a bishop from BL Stowe 12, f. 284

Detail of an historiated initial 'O'(pus) of a bust of a bishop, with a partial bar border including a hooded grotesque. Image taken from f. 284 of Breviary, Use of Sarum with Norwich variants ('The Stowe Brev... 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. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Coll... More

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. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Col... More

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... More

Border decoration from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 114

Border decoration from BL Royal 20 E III, f. 114

Detail of a page with an historiated initial 'L'(e duc) and a decorated border. Image taken from f. 114 of Chroniques de France ou de Saint Denis (from 1108 to 1270). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript... More

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. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medi... More

The leopard and the fox - Public domain scan of drawing

The leopard and the fox - Public domain scan of drawing

Public domain photograph of 19th-century drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Donkey head idol being worshipped and letter H]

[Donkey head idol being worshipped and letter H]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Clemens. New York : Cha... More

[Initial letter N and tailpiece], engraving, Library of Congress

[Initial letter N and tailpiece], engraving, Library of Congress

Public domain photo of drawing, 20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

[Boy and girl with Puck near tree and initial letter D]

[Boy and girl with Puck near tree and initial letter D]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1933:0080). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as headpiece in: "Robin Goodfellow - His Friends, 1. A Centurion of the Thirtieth... More

[Initial letter T with rat] - Drawing. Public domain image.

[Initial letter T with rat] - Drawing. Public domain image.

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

Public domain reproduction of art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Coast Guard Auxiliary. Guardians of inland waters. Designated by the initials of the Coast Guard Reserves, these cabin cruisers have been made available to the government for the duration by their owners. A temporary reservist serves as helmsman for each of the boats while regular Coast Guardsmen man the gun during practice firing

Coast Guard Auxiliary. Guardians of inland waters. Designated by the i...

Public domain photograph of 1930s America, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Manschettknappar av guld med emalj och rosenstenar, 1872 - Hallwylska museet - 110556

Manschettknappar av guld med emalj och rosenstenar, 1872 - Hallwylska ...

Note: For documentary purposes the original description has been retained. Factual corrections and alternative descriptions are encouraged separately from the original description.Manschettknappar av guld med ... More

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

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

Français : Illustration du Dictionnaire érotique moderne E

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.
Miniature of Annunciation, initials, linefillers, and border design.

Miniature of Annunciation, initials, linefillers, and border design.

The Annunciation is a biblical event in which the angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce that she had been chosen to give birth to Jesus, the Son of God. The event is recorded in the New Testamen... More

Opening of text.  Miniature of Annunciation, initials, full border design.

Opening of text. Miniature of Annunciation, initials, full border des...

Public domain reproduction of illuminated manuscript page, medieval or early renaissance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description. The Annunciation is a biblical event in which the an... More

Miniature of Bernard and demon, border design, small initials, linefillers.

Miniature of Bernard and demon, border design, small initials, linefil...

Public domain reproduction of illuminated manuscript page, 14th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

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