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The Illuminated Page : Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting., Backhouse, Janet

Author Name    Backhouse, Janet

Title   The Illuminated Page : Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting.

Binding   Hardcover in DJ.

Book Condition   Good, previous owner gift inscription

Jacket Condition   Good

Size   Quarto

Publisher    University of Toronto Press 1997

ISBN Number    0802043461 / 9780802043467

Seller ID   2544

240 pp "Illuminated Manuscripts are Among the Richest and Most Revealing relics of the pre-print Western world, and are central to our understanding of medieval social and cultural history. The British Library boasts the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts, and in this new and lavishly illustrated survey, Janet Backhouse draws on these collections to provide a comprehensive introduction to these exciting and colourful materials. The manuscripts featured include bestiaries, psalters, Bibles, books of hours, and medical and herbal collections that originated in workrooms as geographically diverse as the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. There is also great chronological diversity among the selected manuscripts, with examples ranging from the seventh century AD and the Lindisfarne Gospels to early Renaissance offerings. Each of the almost 220 illuminations presented are accompanied by a caption and have been reproduced in colour. Most of the images chosen have been reproduced here for the first time. This new survey features some 220 full-colour illuminations from the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts."

Price = 40.00 USD



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