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Created by Melinda Hayes, Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections
Illustrations of Early Printed Books
In addition to images which illustrate the text within early printed books, printers enhanced the text with such decorative elements as initials, head- and tail-pieces, providing visual queues for the reader.
Historiated headpiece and woodcut initial in Antonio Posio's Thesaurus Antonii Posii a Monte Ilicino Min. Con. in omnes Aristotelis, et Auerrois libros copiosissimus (Venice: Comin da Trino, di Monferrato, 1562) B749.P6 T43