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The Hand Book of Mediaeval Alphabets and Devices / by Henry Shaw, F.S.A. Author of Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages, etc, etc.

Henry Shaw

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

The handbook of mediaeval alphabets and devices


London: Berndar Quaritch, 1853

Physical Description

[7] p., 37 leaves of plates : , chiefly ill. ; 29 cm.

General Note

Title page in red and black. Title vignette, initials.

Binding Note

19th-century blue cloth boards carrying blind-stamped decoration; spine lettered in gold 'The Hand Book of Mediaeval Alphabets - H. Shaw'.


Alphabets — History
Illumination of books and manuscripts — Specimens, reproductions, etc.
Palaeography — Roman script


Bernard Quaritch, publisher