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Beauty in Letters By John Wilson

Beauty in Letters by John Wilson

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Summary

A unique book showing the beauty of illuminated addresses and the stories behind why they were given.

Beauty in Letters Summary

Beauty in Letters: A Selection of Illuminated Addresses by John Wilson

Illuminated addresses were at their most popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They are books, scrolls or certificates presented to individuals, often in celebration of a distinguished service or event. Typically they are written in fine calligraphy and embellished with skilled artwork and lustrous design and are a celebration of an important event, perhaps an honour, particular achievement or a retirement. Each illuminated address is unique. This book tells of these stories and shows the beauty created by the skills of the illuminators.

About John Wilson

John Wilson has been a collector since a young boy, starting with stamps, coins and trade cards. He later came across illuminated addresses and was so struck by their beauty and artwork that he decided to acquire some. Over the last thirty years, he has built up the collection in this book and widened his interests into calligraphy, manuscripts and art, including creating his own art works.

Additional information

NGR9781913491376
9781913491376
1913491374
Beauty in Letters: A Selection of Illuminated Addresses by John Wilson
New
Hardback
Unicorn Publishing Group
20210429
144
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