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218. MODERN CAPITALS AND NUMERALS—Patten Wilson.
219. modern capitals derived from Gothic, yet playfully treated.
L. F. D.
220. modern capitals—More or less playful variations upon
familiar forms of lettering. L. F. D.
221. modern capitals—Rather Gothic than Roman, which
break out (as was common in old work) into foliation
which forms a sort of background to the letter. L. F. D.,
designed for Mr. Matthew Bell.
222. modern capitals and minuscule drawn straight off with
the pen. L. F. D.
223. modern pen drawn letters—Rather fantastically treated.
224. roman capitals—By Franz Stuck.
225. amperzands from various MSS., dating from the 7th to the
226. amperzands—Free renderings of instances dating from the
16th century to the present day. In the top row may be
traced the connection between the accepted & and the
letters ET, of which it is a contraction.
Note.—Other examples of amperzands occur in illustrations
134, 136, 137, 138, 141, 142, 155,167, 171, 176, 178, 189, 208,212,
227. German, сот in stone—The peculiar form of 4 is of the
period ; the 7's have, so to speak, fallen forward. 1477.
228. various 15th-century dates — Flemish and German.
1491 is carved in wood and grounded out. 1439 is cut in
stone, 1499 in brass.
229. fifteenth century—German. Cut in stone.
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230. dates from 1520-1545—Chiefly cut in brass or bronze.
The figures in relief and grounded out.
231. fifteenth century Numerals, 1520-1531, etc. German.
Cut in bronze or brass.
232. Nuremberg—Bronze. About 1550.
233. GERMAN—Bronze. I560.
234. Italian—Painted on faience. Brushwork.
235. brushwork—16th or 17th century.
236. Italian—From a chorale. Penwork. (Compare no and 117.)
237. gilt figures on a dark ground—Brushwork. 1548 ?
238. incised in wood—1588.
239. brass, grounded out—i6th century.
240. painted on glass—16th century.
241. brushwork—16th or 17th century.
242. Rothenburg—Cut in stone. The 4 suggests the origin of
the 15th-century shape. It is an ordinary 4 turned part
way round. 1634.
243. roman numerals—From a bronze dial. Swiss. Figures
in relief, grounded out. 1647.
244. cut in stone—1692.
245. various dates—1633, wood in relief. 1625, wood incised.
The rest on brass (grounded out) or cut in stone. The 1
in 1679 resembles the letter A—a not uncommon occur¬
rence in 17th-century German inscriptions.
246. various 18th-century numerals—The complete series
from an English Writing Book (Curtis), 1732. The Dates
incised in stone.
247. dates from monuments—Stone and brass. 18th century.
248. numbers from an old measure—Inlaid in brass wire on
hard brown wood. 1740.