8th Century

Count Bastard* in his magnificent work, has given an important collection of examples of the early Spanish, or Visigothic characters, from a book of the Sacraments of the Church, preserved in the Imperial Library of Paris; and from his facsimiles the materials for this plate have been selected.

*Antoine de Bourgogne, 1421 – 1504, known to his contemporaries as the Bastard of Burgundy and referred to as Count Bastard in this title.

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