A History Of Illuminated Manuscripts.
4to. 10 x 11.75 inches. 272 pp. Bound in original black cloth with blind stamped titles, in pictorial dust wrapper. Light wear to extremities and small tear at foot of frontispiece, neatly repaired; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated throughout, mainly in colour, with double page frontispiece. History of western manuscripts from the seventh to sixteenth century with descriptions of 240 illustrated examples, with an index of their locations at the end. The manuscripts are discussed in eight different contexts, Books for Missionaries, for Emperors, Monks, Students, Aristocrats, Everybody, Priests and for Collectors. By Christopher de Hamel, F.S.A., F.R.H.S. head of the Western Manuscripts Department at Sotheby's from 1975.
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