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 Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in The British Library – Janet Backhouse 1997
University of Toronto Press, Toronto 1997
First Edition, Dust Jacket
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