Vintage collections, especially ones created as limited editions, often included ornamental designs for headpieces and tailpieces of chapters.
This Vintage Coloring book is dedicated to the chapter ornaments from an eight-volume collection of poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, that was published in 1909. Only fifty copies were made and released as signed, numbered sets. The ornaments designated the beginning and end of each poem.
Twenty-five designs are included in this volume. In order to preserve the original proportions, all of the ornaments are presented in a landscape format. All images are printed single-sided.
The last few pages of the coloring book are intentionally left blank so you have a place to try out the coloring implements of your choice.
Due to the thickness of the paper, colored pencils are recommended. Markers may be used, and even though the images are printed single-sided, a sheet of cardstock or a few pieces of copy paper under the page you are coloring is useful to prevent possible bleed-through onto the next illustration.