We are not therefore surprised to find — and this must ever be borne in mind — that the science of architecture and the sister arts of illuminating, metal working, wood carving , embroidery, and perhaps we may add fresco painting, passed on hand in hand through a nearly parallel course of development through the middle ages, all culminating together, as far as chasteness of design and elegance of execution were concerned, in the 13th and 14th centuries, and as far as profuseness and richness of ornamentation were concerned, in the 15th; and all together sinking out of sight during the Reformation. And the reason why, in obtain- ing a general view of the progress of one — as illumination — it is wise to keep the others in mind, is, that each serves, and especially architecture as a sort of memoria technica to the rest. — Delamotte's Primer of Illumination (1860)
- A “Facs” or Ornamental Letter from Piers Plowman
- Illuminated Ornaments by Henry Shaw
- Paleogrphica Sacra Pictoria by J. O. Westwood
- Introduction to Plate XII, Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages by Noel Humphreys
- Calendar and text page from the thirteenth-century Psalter from Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages by Noel Humphreys
- Opening of St. Luke's Gospel from The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing by Noel Humphreys
- Two pages from Dialogus Creatorum by Noel Humphreys
- Botany of the 13th Century [Apple tree and Cyclamen] by John Ruskin
- Gospels of Mac Durnan from The Art of Illumination and Missal Painting by Noel Humphreys
- Frontispiece and Title-page Elementary Instruction on the Art of Illumination by David Laurent de Lara
- Title-page, Suggestions for Illuminating by William Randle Harrison
- Frontispiece and title-page, Guide to the Art of Illuminating and Missal Painting by W. & G Audsley
- Frontispiece and title-page from A Practical Manual of Heraldry by F.J. Baignent and C.J. Russell
- Ogmund comes to Midfirth by William Morris
- Thy Kingdom Come by unknown artist
- Prologue for a Book of Hours by Helen Reid Cross
- Illuminated initial letters in printed text from the 1862 Art-Journal
- Initials by English Illuminators, 12th and 13th Centuries
- Examples of 13th Century Work
- Facsimile of Mansucript in Lambeth Palace Library, 15th Century
- Ornaments and Large Initial, 15th and 16th Centuries
- Page and Initials (Low Countries, 15th Century).
- Borders of Thirteenth and Fourteen Centuries, and Heraldic Designs
- Examples from the Book of Kells, 9th Century
- Book of Hours
- Medieval alphabets
Audsley, William James, and George Ashdown Audsley. ;Guide to the Art of Illuminating and Missal Painting.. Letterpress printers: Henderson, Rait, and Fenton. London: George Rowney & Co., 1861. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Maryland Library. Web. 22 December 2013.
Brooks, J. Willis. “Introduction” in Freeman Gage De la Motte, Medieval Alphabets and Initials for Illuminators. London: C. Lockwood & Co., 1864.
Delamotte, F. Primer of the Art of Illumination for the Use of Beginners. London: E & F. N. Spon, 1860. Internet Archive version of a copy in the Brigham Young University Library. Web. 13 January 2014. [Plates from this book]
Harrison, William Handle. Suggestions for Illuminating. London: J. Barnard and Son, n.d. Printer: Adams and Gee. Chromolithography: Vincent Brooks. Binder: Bone and Son.
Humphreys, Henry Noel. The Art of Illumination and Missal Painting. A Guide to Modern Illuminators Illustrated by a Series of Specimens, from Richly Illuminated MSS. of Various Periods, Accompanied by a Set of Outlines, To Be Coloured by the Student According to Theories developed in the Work. London: H. G. Bohn, 1849. Letterpress: Charles Whittingham, Chiswick Press.
Humphreys, Henry Noel. The Origin and Progress of Writing. London: Ingrain Cooke & Co.. 1853. Printer: Robson, Levey & Franklyn. Chromolithography: Henry Noel Humphreys, Day and Son.
Laurent de Lara, David. Elementary Instruction on the Art of Illumination and Missal Painting on Bellum: with Illustrations for Copying for the Student. London: Ackermann & Co, 1850. Internet Archive version of a copy in the library of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Web. 22 December 2013.
Loftie, W. J. . Lessons in the Art of Illuminating: A Series of Examples selected from Works in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library, and the South Kensington Museum.. London: London: Blackie & Son, nd. “The Colored Illustrations are Printed by W. G. Blackie & Co., Glasgow, from Drawings by J. A. Burt.” Project Gutenberg EBook #40423 produced by Chris Curnow, Matthew Wheaton and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Web. 11 January 2014.
R., F. M. Emblematic Illumination or, Forms, Colours, and Emblems Suitable for Illuminating Texts of Holy Scripture in Large Style, in OPils or Water-colours. . London: Day & Son, 1860. Internet Archive version of a copy in the Boston Public Library. Web. 13 January 2014. [Plates from this book]
Shaw, Henry. Handbook of the Art of Illumination as Practiced during the Middle Ages. London: Bell and Daldy, 1866. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto University Library. Web. 13 January 2014. [Plates from this book]
Shaw, Henry, and Sir Frederick Madden. Illuminated Ornaments. London: William Pickering. Printer: Charles Wittingham. Etching: Henry Shaw. Binder: John F. Trow & Son.
Westwood, John Obadiah. Paleographia Sacra Pictoria: Being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible Copies from Illuminated Manuscripts Executed between The Fourth and Sixteen Centuries. London: William Smith, 1843-1845. Printer: Bradbury and Evans. Illustrator: John Obadiah Westwood. Internet Archive version of a copy in the Brigham Young University Library. Web. 26 December 2013.
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