Backhouse, Janet THE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT
New York Phaidon Press / E. P. Dutton 1979 0714819697 / 9780714819693 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrations alternate from black and white to full color. There is a previous owner's inked name on the top front endpaper neatly in black ink. There is a tiny rubbed spot to the bottom rear spine joint of the dust jacket and the bottom front corner of the dust jacket has a tiny pulled spot. "The first manuscript featured here is the priceless Lindisarne Gospels. It was written and illuminated at the end of the seventh century, when Europe was still largely heathen and the British Isles were on the outer limit of the known world. The last colour plate shows a map of the New World and dates from about a thousand years later when Europe was going through Reformation and Counter-Reformation.