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Ornamental initials : the woodcut initials of Christopher Plantin : a complete catalogue

Author: Christophe Plantin; Stephen Harvard; Museum Plantin-Moretus.
Publisher: New York : American Friends of the Plantin-Moretus Museum, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This catalogue assembles, for the first time since the sixteenth century, the entire collection of decorative initial letters that Christopher Plantin acquired to embellish his magnificent books. Fifty-eight different series of initials are reproduced here in their original size, and many are also shown in facsimile pages of Plantinian Books. -- vendor description.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plantin, Christophe, approximately 1520-1589.
Ornamental initials.
New York : American Friends of the Plantin-Moretus Museum, 1974
(OCoLC)690841353
Named Person: Christophe Plantin; Christophe Plantin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christophe Plantin; Stephen Harvard; Museum Plantin-Moretus.
OCLC Number: 1601873
Description: xiii, 26, [169] pages : chiefly illustrations ; 32 cm
Responsibility: by Stephen Harvard.

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This catalogue assembles, for the first time since the sixteenth century, the entire collection of decorative initial letters that Christopher Plantin acquired to embellish his magnificent books. Fifty-eight different series of initials are reproduced here in their original size, and many are also shown in facsimile pages of Plantinian Books. -- vendor description.

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