Monday, June 27, 2016

"Where the Bee sucks..."

Reader of 'Front Free Endpaper', Jeremy, has very kindly agreed to sharing this very pretty and fun illustrated text of "Where the bee sucks..." This kind of illumination was a quite popular hobby in the 1860s-80s and often such pages are found in meticulously bound albums. This one is mounted and framed in a rather fine Oxford frame. Almost certainly by a talented amateur and with a name as unremarkable as "A. Millar" it seems unlikely we shall ever know any more about this man or woman. But if the Internet ever performs one of its strange acts of synchronicity and draws to this page someone who knows more... do please share...

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