Illuminated Manuscripts: The Book Before Gutenberg (English And Italian Edition)
Publish Date: 1988-10-01
Author: Giulia Bologna
First American edition. This magnificant production illustrates in full color a tremendous variety of illuminated manuscripts from over 50 collections worldwide. Each entry is described and notes on origin, style, significance, etc. are provided. The introduction contains an outline of the development of the book covering papyrus, scrolls, parchment, the evolution of writing styles, etc. Listed at the back are the illuminators, great libraries and their manuscripts, and a select bibliography. 199 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. 4to..