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A History of Illuminated Manuscript Paperback – 26 Sep 1997

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"It is no mere history, but an original, lively and richly illustrated commentary."-Times Literary Supplement "Gorgeous and informative. A wonderful introduction to handwritten books from the Dark Ages to the invention of printing in the fifteenth century."-Houston Chronicle "Lavish, beautiful and sweeping look at the beginning of the printed word."-Graphic Arts Monthly "Along with excellent illustrations, this large volume includes a bibliography and index of manuscripts."-The Good Book Guide

About the Author

Christopher de Hamel is a Fellow Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. For many years he was head of the Western Manuscripts department at Sotheby's in London. He is the author of The Book: A History of the Bible, also published by Phaidon, which has become established as a definitive work and magnum opus in itself.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (26 September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714834521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714834528
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 3.2 x 29.2 cm
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