Ornamental Alphabets

8th Century. Vatican

8th Century. British Museum.

8th and 9th Centuries. Anglo-Saxon.

9th Century. From an Anglo-Saxon MS. Battel Abbey.

From MS. Library of Minerva, Rome.

10th Century. British Museum.

12th Century. From the Mazarin Bible.

12th Century. British Museum.

14th Century. Date about 1340.

14th Century. British Museum.

1480. British Museum.

1490. British Museum.

15th and 16th Centuries. German.

16th Century. Henry the Eighth. MS.

16th Century. Albert Durer’s Prayer Book. Large.

16th Century. Vatican.

16th Century. Gothic. MS.

17th Century. MS.

German Arabesque.

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3 comments

  1. freedomainsblog · November 14, 2013

    When writing was an art form.

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  2. trixievardon · November 14, 2013

    No J and no W – it’s interesting to see the styles change over time, the language also.

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