Author: Christopher de Hamel
Publisher: Phaidon Press; 2 Sub edition (October 1994)
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches
175 color illustrations
70 black and white illustrations
The standard work on the subject of the making of books.
Medieval manuscripts are among Western civilization's greatest glories. Laboriously written by hand and often sumptuously decorated, they have always been highly valued and remain as brilliant, fascinating and popular as ever.
Christopher de Hamel vividly describes the circumstances in which such books were created - from the earliest monastic Gospel Books to the most lavish Books of Hours. For the second edition of this book, the text has been revised and updated and the whole volume completely redesigned with a striking wealth of new colour illustrations.
This hardcover edition is scarce. This copy is unopened and unblemished but for some minor rubbings on rear of dust jacket. (still gift quality)