Letter V with Puffs

This is only the 6th fancy letter V image that I’ve found to share with you. It was used within a 2-volume French work about flowers that was published in 1867.

I’m referring to it as the letter V with puffs. The puffs are some sort of flowers or seed pods on a vine with leaves that drape over the letter. The entire image is in black and white with some fading. Adding to the general look of a rubber stamp, a small portion of the letter is missing. It seems that there must have been some damage on the original printer’s type as every instance of this letter has the same flaw. The quality of the impression changes slightly with the other letters but this is the only one with a little bit always missing. Fix it, or leave it in its original form – I’ll leave that up to you.

letter v with puffs

While they only used half of the alphabet, I’ve created a  vintage French Printer’s Letters page where you can see all of them.

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.