CATALOGUE OF WESTERN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE OLD ROYAL AND KING'S COLLECTIONS. Sir George F. Warner, Julius P. Gilson.
CATALOGUE OF WESTERN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE OLD ROYAL AND KING'S COLLECTIONS.
CATALOGUE OF WESTERN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE OLD ROYAL AND KING'S COLLECTIONS.

CATALOGUE OF WESTERN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE OLD ROYAL AND KING'S COLLECTIONS.

British Museum. In four volumes. Pp. xl+360+viii+402+x+384+xii+125 plates, most text printed double column, indices; imperial 4to; navy buckram, boards slightly scuffed; a couple of short edge splits, a little light soiling; The Trustees/British Museum, London, 1921. *The compilers were successive Keepers of the Department of Manuscripts at the British Museum. \lquote The 125 plates include representations of 99 manuscripts written (or probably written) in England, and since nearly 50 of these are illuminated, they serve to give a good idea of English mediaeval art, the great merits of which are often ignored. French art, which alone can rival it is well (though not fully) represented by 26 plates, of which 24 are illuminated Flemish and Italian work are less adequately represented. Four plates are devoted to handwritings of the 16th and 17th centuries and two to examples of the autographs of well-known scholars' [Preface]. Item #152769

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