Yoga alphabets The images above are from three sources: the Macclesfield Alphabet Book (London, British, Library, MS 8887), fully browsable here; Giovannino de’ Grassi’s notebook (Bergamo, Biblioteca Civica, MS Cassaf. 1.21), viewable here; and the alphabet book of Gregorius Bock (Yale, Beinecke Library, MS 439, of 1510-17), online here.
A scroll alphabet. c - from the Bodleian MS. Ashmole 1504 ('The Tudor Pattern Book'), is unique in the sense that it is part-bestiary, part-herbal and an important visual record of early cultivated plants. It was produced in East Anglia in about 1520 and its twin (known as the 'Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary' and perhaps a little older than the Ashmole variant) is now part of the Yale Center for British Art collection in Newhaven, Connecticut.
"The art of illuminating as practised in Europe from the earliest times", Illustrated by borders, initial letters, and alphabets, selected & chromolithographed by W. R. Tymms. With an essay and instructions by M. D. Wyatt, archt., published 1866 by Day in London