A Short History of English Printing used this image to illustrate printing techniques. The author was Henry R. Plomer and his book was released in 1900.
This early Chiswick press initial was inspired by some of the best French and Italian work of the sixteenth century. With a pair of birds and a small cherub, this free downloadable image can be used for a variety of craft and website design projects.
Scrapbookers and notecard makers should love this fancy drop cap letter A.
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.