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The Grammar of Ornament - Owen Jones
#501 Vol. 1 Ornament of Savage Tribes
#502 Vol. 2 Egyptian Ornament
#503 Vol. 3 Assyrian and Persian Ornament
#504 Vol. 4 - Greek Ornament
#505 Vol. 5 - Pompeian Ornament
#506 Vol. 6 - Byzantine Ornament
#507 Vol. 7 Arabian Ornament
#508 Vol. 8 Turkish Ornament
#509 Vol. 9 Moresque Ornament
#510 Vol. 10 Persian Ornament
#511 Vol. 11 Indian Ornament
#512 Vol. 12 Hindoo Ornament
#513 Vol. 13 Chinese Ornament
#514 Vol. 14 Medieval Ornament
#515 Vol. 15 Celtic Ornament
#516 Vol. 16 Renaissance Ornament
#517 Vol. 17 Elizabethan Ornament
#518 Vol. 18 Italian Ornament
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The Illuminated Manuscripts Collection
#401 Vol. 1 Medieval & Renaissance
#402 Vol. 2 Medieval & Renaissance
#403 Vol. 3 Medieval & Renaissance
#404 Vol. 4 Medieval & Gothic
#405 Vol. 5 Frontispieces Collection
#414 Vol. 6 High Renaissance Borders
#415 Vol. 7 Renaissance Initials
#416 Vol. 8 The Roman Manuscript
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The Celtic Manuscripts Collection
#406 Vol. 1 Capital Letters
#407 Vol. 2 Borders & carpet pages
#408 Vol. 3 People, animalia & punctuation
#409 Vol. 4 From many manuscripts NEW
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L'Ornement Polychrome
Auguste Racinet
#423 Vol. 1 Medieval Ornament
#424 Vol. 2 Stained Glass
#425 Vol. - Renaissance and 17th Century
#426 Vol. 4 18th Century Ornament
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The Owen Jones Collection
#410 Vol. 1 Ancient Spanish Ballads
#411 Vol. 2 Paradise and the Peri
#420 Vol. 3 Gray's Elegy
#421 Vol. 4 Joseph and His Brethren
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Special Collections
#417 Antonius Collection, Music Scores Pages
#418 William Morris, The Kelmscott Chaucer
#419 Walter Crane, The Faerie Queene
#422 Aubrey Beardsley, Le Morte D'arthur

Borders for Word
#413 Vol. 1 Borders for Word Documents
#412 Vol. 2 Gems from the Poets

Reference Pages
Renaissance Invitations
Walter Crane Page
The Faerie Queene
William Morris and The Kelmscott Press
The Arts & Crafts Movement
Renaissance lettering & borders
Resources for Calligraphers
Aubrey Beardsley & LE MORTE DARTUR
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Special Collections
Antonius Collection
Ornate Music Scores Pages Borders

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Music Scores Title Pages
Illuminated music scores can be traced back to the 13 th century. Codex 65, reminiscent of illumination art in our Celtic collection, is one early example that is located in the archive of the Cathedral of Piacenza, Italy.
By the 19 th century, many factors made the publication and sale of music scores a lucrative business. With the economic progress of the 18 th and 19 th centuries, the expanding middle and upper classes found leisure to enjoy more secular music in concert halls and the privacy of home. The elevation of the musician as an artist and the artist in society gave new value to a musical education. Ability to sing and play the piano or violin was a desirable social asset sought, particularly, in a wife.
Famed composers often took as students the children and wives of the wealthy, while lesser known musicians found plenty of students among the upper and middle classes. Muzio Clementi and Franz List are among the most famed, teaching composers.
Special re-arrangements of music by other composers, esp. for the sheet music market, were often made by the near-famous, such as List’s student and son-in-law, Dr. Hans von Bulow. How best to attract the eye shopper if not with music scores with gloriously decorative title pages with borders and calligraphic ornaments!
In the 19 th century, Leipzig was one of the most important centers for the musical arts in Europe. And many sheet music publishing houses were based in Leipzig. Leipzip publication houses include: C.F. Peters, Aug. Crantz, Breitkopf & Hartel, A.-G. Roder, Friedrich Hofmeister, Bartholf Senff., F.E.C. Leuckart and J. Schuberth & Co.. Other publishing companies existed in Mayence (B. Schott Brothers), Regensburg (Alfred Coppenrath), Munich ( Jos. Aibl ), Bremen (Praeger & Meier), Braunschweig ( Henry Litolff ), Vienna (Universal Edition Aktiengesellschaft) and Cincinnati ( Albert J. Andraud ). Some of these publishing houses still exist.
The composers whose sheet music title pages are represented here include the famed and the forgotten: Beethoven, Joachim Raff, Clementi, A.B. Furstenau, Mozart, L. Kohler, Bizet, O. Singer, Saint-Saens, G. Hollaender, A. Rubenstein, Ch. De Berio, List, J. Blumenthal, P. Griesbacher, Wagner, J.B. Cramer, H. Vieuxtemps, and H. Wieniawski.

We are grateful to our kind Romanian patron, Antonius Ioan Plaian, for suggesting this collection of borders from music score title pages and frontispieces.

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Each decorative image and element is meticulously hand-drawn in vector graphic format eps. Many advanced designers will find our eps vector format royalty free stock images with the following desirable feature: preserved, original hierarchies and groupings, (as in the original Illustrator work file) to facilitate modifications and enable the extraction of unique graphic elements. Though resolution-independent vector graphics formats insure high-quality reproduction at any size and allow complete latitude for pre-production modifications, our collections also include the WMF vector format supported by Office applications for desktop publication.

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This collection contain 89 graphic files of borders, frames and parts in the original color and in black.

Also reproductions of Parchments, Antique Books covers and blank pages that can be used as backgrounds.

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