Floral Endpaper

It can be tricky finding endpaper patterns that I feel fairly confident identifying as being in the public domain. After all, authors and publishers don’t typically credit an artist or engraver for the designs printed on the endpapers they used when binding their books.

This floral endpaper is from a book of poetry from 1887. The only other image in the entire book was a single vignette at the end of the book. But, how lucky are we that this lovely yellow floral endpaper was used to put this book together.

Flowers, leaves and a dotted background make up the design on this endpaper. There is a repeat to this pattern but I’ll leave it to you or someone with better graphics skills than I have to turn this into a seamless repeating pattern. The pattern includes about 5 different flowers and both dark and light leaves.

The scan turned out great with very little variations in coloring. It could easily be converted to just about any color you wanted with any half-way decent graphics program. Use as a website background, scrapbook page background or anywhere you might need a bit of color or flowers.

floral endpaper

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.