Esther Inglis (married name Kello) (1571 – 1624) was a Scottish miniaturist, embroiderer, calligrapher, translator and writer. Of Huguenot origin (her surname was originally spelt Langlois, i.e. "English"; Inglis being the Scots word for "English"), her family had escaped to Scotland to escape persecution. Learning calligraphy from her mother, she served as official scribe to her husband.Inglis produced about 60 known calligraphic manuscripts. These were bound as miniature books.
Dedicatory text by Andreas Melvinus.
Full-page engraving. Coat of arms with crowned and Order of the Garter insigna with motto 'HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE'.
Dedicatory text by Robertus Rollocus.
Call Number - 0003002; Shelf Mark - La.III.522
Call Number - 0003000; Shelf Mark - La.III.522; Calligraphic manuscript showing specimens of writing in English, French, Italian, Latin, and Greek.
Call Number - 0025025; Shelf Mark - La.III.522; Esther Inglis, also called Esther Kello (born 1571, died 1624), Scottish calligrapher born in London to French parents, who produced about 55 miniature manuscript books between 1586 and 1624 and whose work was much admired and...
Small coloured self-portrait.
Frontispiece incorporating portrait of Inglis.
Start of text. Decorated panel with foliated motifs, birds and flowers. Decorated initial 'L(es)' with foliage.
Title-page. Decorated border with acanthus.
Call Number - 0003001; Shelf Mark - La.III.522