Illuminated addresses are cherished treasures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These exquisite books, scrolls, and certificates were presented to honor exceptional individuals and commemorate significant milestones. Every illuminated address showcases a unique blend of intricate lettering, masterful artwork, and captivating designs. Each piece is a testament to momentous occasions, be it an esteemed honor, notable achievement, or a joyous retirement.
Beauty in Letters allows readers to learn the tales behind these splendid creations and behold the awe-inspiring beauty meticulously crafted by the talented illuminators. Editor John P. Wilson stumbled upon these treasures three decades ago and was instantly enthralled by their splendor and artistic brilliance. His profound fascination with illuminated addresses drove him to create his own artwork, and this book is derived from his own collection of artistic inspirations.
Hardcover; 159 pages; 9” x 11”