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1 Backhouse, Janet The Becket Leaves
British Library 1988 0712301410 / 9780712301411 Softcover Good 
32 pp "The 'Becket Leaves' are all that survive from the only illustrated medieval manuscript of the life of the Saint. Backhouse and de Hamel set the leaves in their historical context and tell the story of their survival and rediscovery." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Backhouse, Janet The Illuminated Manuscript.
Phaidon 1979 Hardcover in DJ. Good Good 
80 pp "Superb examples of the art of book illustration, the plates reproduced here also present a revealing commentary on medieval life and attitudes...provides the perfect introduction to this vast and endlessly fascinating subject." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Backhouse, Janet The Illuminated Page : Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting.
University of Toronto Press 1997 0802043461 / 9780802043467 Hardcover in DJ. Good, previous owner gift inscription Good 
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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4 Backhouse, Janet The Isabella Breviary
British Library 1993 0712302697 / 9780712302692 Softcover. Good 
63 pp "The Breviary of Queen Isabella of Castile is one of the most splendid of Flemish illuminated manuscripts, notable for the verve and originality of its miniatures. This is the first time it has been the subject of a substantial separate publication, providing comprehensive coverage of its contents and decoration." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Backhouse, Janet The Lindisfarne Gospels.
Oxford Phaidon: 1986. 0801413540 / 9780801413544 Hardcover in DJ. Good Good 
96 p 'The Lindisfarne Gospels, a manuscript produced in the Northumbrian island monastery of Lindisfarne at the end of the seventh century, is one of the world's great masterpieces of book painting. More than any other work of art it sums up the cultural achievement of what is often described as the Golden Age of Northumbria. It is a precious relic of early Christianity in England, and one of the nation's greatest treasures. Written and illuminated in the late seventh century by the monk Eadfrith (later the Bishop of Lindisfarne). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Backhouse, Janet The Sherborne Missal.
The British Library 1999. 0802047432 / 9780802047434 Hardcover in DJ Good Good 
64 pp "This superbly illustrated study introduction explores its creation and history of the 15th century Sherborne Missal and assesses its importance as a masterpiece in the history of English art." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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