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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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    An imagined ex-libris of Alfred de Musset: two couples dancing, embracing; one couple in the foreground, the other beyond, at right. 1895

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    • 1895
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    • Height: 147 millimetres
    • Width: 95 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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        Lettered within the image with: 'EX-LIBRIS / A DE MUSSET'.
  • Curator's comments

    For Curator's Comment see 1907,0930.505.

  • Bibliography

    • IFF Vol. 1, p.147 (Not mentioned) bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XIXc Unmounted Roy

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    Prints & Drawings

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