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Delamotte's Works on Illumination & Alphabets.
A PRIMER OF THE ART OF ILLUMINATION ; for the use of Beginners : with a Rudimentary Treatise on the Art, Practical Directions for its Exercise, and numerous Examples taken from Illuminated MSS., printed in Gold and Colours. By F. Dela-motte. Small 4to, 9s. Elegantly bound, cloth antique.
"The examples of ancient MSS. recommended to the student, which, with much good sense, the author chooses from collections accessible to all, are selected with judgment and knowledge, as well as taste." - Athenaeum.
from the Eighth Century, with Numerals ; including Gothic,
Church-Text, German, Italian, Arabesque, Initials, Monograms,
Crosses, etc. Collected and engraved by F. Delamotte, and printed in Colours. New and Cheaper Edition. Royal 8vo, oblong, 2s. 6d. ornamental boards.
"For those who insert enamelled sentences round gilded chalices, who blazon shop legends over shop-doors, who letter church walls with pithy sentences from the Decalogue, this book will be useful." - Athenaeum.
EXAMPLES OF MODERN ALPHABETS, PLAIN and ORNAMENTAL ; including German, Old English, Saxon, Italic, Perspective, Greek, Hebrew, Court Hand, Engrossing, Tuscan, Riband, Gothic, Rustic, and Arabesque, etc, etc. Collected and engraved by F. Delamotte, and printed in Colours. New and Cheaper Edition. Royal 8vo, oblong, 2s. 6d. ornamental boards.
"There is comprised in it every possible shape into which the letters of the alphabet and numerals can be formed." - Standard.
MEDIAEVAL ALPHABETS AND INITIALS FOR ILLUMI-NATORS. By F. Delamotte. Containing 21 Plates, and Illuminated Title, printed in Gold and Colours. With an Introduction by J. Willis Brooks. Small 4to, 6.f. cloth gilt.
THE EMBROIDERER'S BOOK OF DESIGN ; containing Initials, Emblems, Cyphers, Monograms, Ornamental Borders, Ecclesiastical Devices, Mediaeval and Modern Alphabets, and National Emblems. Collected and engraved by F. Delamotte, and printed in Colours. Oblong royal 8vo, Is. 6d. ornamental wrapper.
INSTRUCTIONS in WOOD-CARVING, for Amateurs; with Hints on Design. By A Lady. In emblematic wrapper, handsomely printed, with Ten large Plates, 2s. 6d.
" The handicraft of the wood-carver, so well as a book can impart it, may be learnt from ' A Lady's ' publication." - Athenaeum.
PAINTING POPULARLY EXPLAINED; with Historical Sketches of the Progress of the Art. By Thomas John Gullick, Painter, and John Timbs, F.S.A. Fourth Edition, revised and enlarged. With Frontispiece and Vignette. In small 8vo, 5s. 6d. cloth. *** This Work has been adopted as a Prize-book in the Schools of Art at South Kensington. " Contains a large amount of original matter, agreeably conveyed." - Builder. " Much may be learned, even by those who fancy they do not require to be taught, from the careful perusal of this unpretending but comprehensive treatise." - Art Journal.