Culs De Lampe [annotated in red crayon].
An album that contains pen and ink drawings, woodcuts and engravings, often composed of animal or botannical forms, designed to enhance text sheets or serve as chapter delineators, or at the beginning or end of pages in decorative manuscript or printed volumes. Cut out from their original broadsheets and glued to the album pages, often text shows through from verso. There is a series of what appear to be roundell designs for mouldings for ceilings, or possibly frames, in sepia ink. Also included are ornate French titlepages, and empty frames for text, both pen and ink and printed, composed of decorative rococo natural forms and allegorical figurative motifs. An interesting collection put together in the 19th century that must be viewed.
[Ref: 173] £750.00