Scribes and illuminators (Book, 1992) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Scribes and illuminators

Author: Christopher De Hamel; British Museum.
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1992.
Series: Medieval craftsmen.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This survey describes each stage of production from the preparation of the vellum, pens, paints and inks to the writing of the scripts and the final decoration and illumination of the book. The author then examines the role of the stationer or bookshop in co-ordinating book production, describes the supply of exemplars and accuracy of texts, and then follows the careers of a number of specific scribes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher De Hamel; British Museum.
ISBN: 0802077072 9780802077073
OCLC Number: 27643390
Notes: "Co-published by the British Museum."--Title page verso, cataloging-in-publication data.
Re-issued in 2018 under the title: Making medieval manuscripts.
Description: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Paper- and parchment-makers --
Ink-makers and scribes --
Illuminators, binders and booksellers.
Series Title: Medieval craftsmen.
Responsibility: Christopher De Hamel.


His survey ranges from the eleventh century through the golden age of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries to the luxurious manuscripts existing at the invention of printing.  Read more...
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