Spanish Ballads Borders

border6 We’ve done several previous packages based on designs by Victorian design historian Owen Jones. They include our fantastic Grammar of Ornament package and the new Gray’s Elegy.

Our next addition to our selection of Jones design packages is a mammoth undertaking of all of the decorations, initials, emblems and borders in his early illustrated edition of J. G. Lockhart’s Ancient Spanish Ballads, a rare work which has an amazing selection of antique-style decorations with a Spanish or Moorish theme. Every section has its own unique border design and each chapter features unique decorative initials, section headers, fully illustrated pages and marginalia. It isn’t hand tinted or painted like some of Jones’ other books, but the sheer number of decorations is unbeatable.

Because of the characteristics of the printing and the higher acid content of the paper the images are requiring a lot of processing. Combine that with the large number of images and the preparation of the package is taking longer than is typical. We expect it to be ready sometime later this year, once we’ve had a chance to process and clean up all of the images.

But in the interim we’ve put together a mini-package of ten of the best full-page borders in the collection in high resolution and ready to use for just $10. It’s a great chance to try out some of these borders right now and find out how excellent they are for many practical applications like designing stationary and certificates. You can order the mini-package from our ONLINE STORE and download it immediately.

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