Bologna, Guilia Illuminated Manuscripts.The Book Before Guttenberg.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. First American Edition. Hardcover in DJ. Good, sl wear/Good, sl wear.
199 pp 200 illustrations, including 149 in spectacular color.
Chapters Include: Detailed history of the book - From scrolls or tablets - From papyrus to parchment - Methods and tools used - Styles of illumination - Life of scriptorium and the scribe - even the development of the book trade.
'An introduction to the history of the book, from ancient times to just before the Gutenberg press; a large number of colored plates of illuminated manuscripts; a section on great libraries and their manuscript treasures; a list of illuminators, bibliography, index'.