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Elements of Book Design and Illustration

Headpiece from The Fairy-land of Science

Arabella B. Buckley. The Fairy-land of Science. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1892.

The first page of "Lecture I" provides an example of a stepped-down headpiece. Notice that the capital "I" is a "dropped initial" designed as an icicle.

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