My, my what a great drop cap letter M image. You might have seen the block-print like portion of this fancy letter image before as quite a few publishers used similar sets of drop cap letters but this is the first one we’ve found where there’s been a bit of additional artwork added to make the letter even fancier.
This set of fancy letters were all used in the 1881 book How a Little Boy Learned to Be Wise and Good. It was written by Helen Cross Knight (1814-1906). These images are most likely from the publisher Thomas Nelson and Sons.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.