Themes in Ornaments 1: Books

This is the first of a series of short blog posts on the images depicted in printers’ ornaments. Each post will explore a different theme found in printers’ ornaments of the eighteenth century (and beyond). Here are six ornaments that all depict books. Ornaments depicting books are satisfyingly self-referential. These two headpieces feature open books, … Continue reading “Themes in Ornaments 1: Books”