BibliOdyssey has a post about exquisite examples of ornamental typography from the 18th century. These letters-as-art "are elaborated with scrolls and flourishes and then inhabited by satyrs, mermaids, Medusa heads, birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other creatures." Stunning.
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