(From Lat. initium = beginning) the first letter of a text section, which is embellished and emphasized by font size, style, and color. If the decoration of the letter includes people, one speaks of a historiated initial, which can be as large as a miniature.
We have been running a specialist store for facsimiles for over 10 years in Regensburg's Old Town, just opposite the "Schottenportal" of the Romanesque Scots Monastery of St. Jacob at Jakobstraße 6.
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