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Manuscript Letter R - 618

The initial letters presented here were taken from or inspired by the ancient manuscripts; The Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. These books were created by hand in the seventh and eighth centuries. These two are superb examples of the art and craft of that time. The books, and others similar to them, were made to be alter books and for ceremonial use. They were great treasures of the monasteries they were created for. Page after page is full of brilliant color, clever imagination, and even subtle humor. The initials were used to start a paragraph or to draw attention to an important passage in the text. Even more ambitious in design are the large, intricately executed letters that are found on introductory pages to each gospel or important sections of the book The initials are full of surprises and symbols; sometimes illustrating what is about to be disclosed in the text that follows. There seemed to be no standard for upper and lower case letters as we know them today. No capital letters were used in the text. Beginnings were usually noted with a spot of color. There are animals galore dogs, birds, lions all in a tangle of intricate knotwork. Nearly all are surrounded by rows of tiny dots to give more emphasis and color. The highly decorated initial is a unique entity, complete within itself. The symbolisms incorporated within gives the design strength and meaning, similar to that of a coat of arms. Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located. Handmade products - Images may vary slightly from actual products.

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Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 100 Years Old - Plate Number 13

Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 100 Years Old - Plate Number 13 100% Guaranteed Old and Authentic - NO REPRODUCTIONS Approx. Size(inches): 12 x 8 Approx. Age: late 1800’s Condition: Good. See photos.

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Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 67

Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 67 100% Guaranteed Old and Authentic - NO REPRODUCTIONS Approx. Size(inches): 12 x 8 Approx. Age: Late 1800’s Condition: Good, 'like new' condition. See photos.

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Manuscript Letter A - 601

The initial letters presented here were taken from or inspired by the ancient manuscripts; The Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. These books were created by hand in the seventh and eighth centuries. These two are superb examples of the art and craft of that time. The books, and others similar to them, were made to be alter books and for ceremonial use. They were great treasures of the monasteries they were created for. Page after page is full of brilliant color, clever imagination, and even subtle humor. The initials were used to start a paragraph or to draw attention to an important passage in the text. Even more ambitious in design are the large, intricately executed letters that are found on introductory pages to each gospel or important sections of the book The initials are full of surprises and symbols; sometimes illustrating what is about to be disclosed in the text that follows. There seemed to be no standard for upper and lower case letters as we know them today. No capital letters were used in the text. Beginnings were usually noted with a spot of color. There are animals galore dogs, birds, lions all in a tangle of intricate knotwork. Nearly all are surrounded by rows of tiny dots to give more emphasis and color. The highly decorated initial is a unique entity, complete within itself. The symbolisms incorporated within gives the design strength and meaning, similar to that of a coat of arms. Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located. Handmade products - Images may vary slightly from actual products.

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Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 25

Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 25 100% Guaranteed Old and Authentic - NO REPRODUCTIONS Approx. Size(inches): 12 x 8 Approx. Age: Late 1800’s Condition: Good. See photos.

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Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 72

Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 72 100% Guaranteed Old and Authentic - NO REPRODUCTIONS Approx. Size(inches): 12 x 8 Approx. Age: Late 1800’s Condition: Good, some deterioration at top right corner. See photos.

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Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 125 Years Old Plate Number 39

Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 125 Years Old Plate Number 39 100% Guaranteed Old and Authentic - NO REPRODUCTIONS Approx. Size(inches): 12 x 8 Approx. Age: Late 1800’s Condition: Good. See photos.

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Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 78

Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 78 100% Guaranteed Old and Authentic - NO REPRODUCTIONS Approx. Size(inches): 12 x 8 Approx. Age: Late 1800’s Condition: Good, small bits of deterioration on corners. See photos.

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Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 81

Beautiful Chromolithograph Book Plate Illuminated Letters About 150 Years Old - Plate Number 81 100% Guaranteed Old and Authentic - NO REPRODUCTIONS Approx. Size(inches): 12 x 8 Approx. Age: Late 1800’s Condition: Good, see photos

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Manuscript Letter P - 616

The initial letters presented here were taken from or inspired by the ancient manuscripts; The Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. These books were created by hand in the seventh and eighth centuries. These two are superb examples of the art and craft of that time. The books, and others similar to them, were made to be alter books and for ceremonial use. They were great treasures of the monasteries they were created for. Page after page is full of brilliant color, clever imagination, and even subtle humor. The initials were used to start a paragraph or to draw attention to an important passage in the text. Even more ambitious in design are the large, intricately executed letters that are found on introductory pages to each gospel or important sections of the book The initials are full of surprises and symbols; sometimes illustrating what is about to be disclosed in the text that follows. There seemed to be no standard for upper and lower case letters as we know them today. No capital letters were used in the text. Beginnings were usually noted with a spot of color. There are animals galore dogs, birds, lions all in a tangle of intricate knotwork. Nearly all are surrounded by rows of tiny dots to give more emphasis and color. The highly decorated initial is a unique entity, complete within itself. The symbolisms incorporated within gives the design strength and meaning, similar to that of a coat of arms. Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located. Handmade products - Images may vary slightly from actual products.

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