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    Scot McKendrick
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    0712358153
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    British Library; 1st edition (November 1, 2011)
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    448 pages
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The second essay, by Scot McKendrick, is A European Heritage: Books of Continental Origin collected by the English Royal .

The second essay, by Scot McKendrick, is A European Heritage: Books of Continental Origin collected by the English Royal Family from Edward III to Henry VII. McKendrick points out that, while the Old Royal Library witnesses the development of English culture and identity, most of the actual manuscripts are of Continental origin. Doyle observes that it is ironic that the largest collection of monastic books was assembled by the person responsible for the destruction of the monasteries.

PDF The exhibition Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination was planned, together with a. .of the books exhibited were made for or used by women. The essays by McKendrick and Doyle use the evidence of the Old Royal Libraries as a mirror

PDF The exhibition Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination was planned, together with a number of other events, to coincide with the Diamond. The essays by McKendrick and Doyle use the evidence of the Old Royal Libraries as a mirror. with which to look back into the development of English cultural history-the reversed. image this implies is an appropriate metaphor for the distortions of time and the.

Scot McKendrick is Head of History and Classics at the British Library. Kathleen Doyle is Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library.

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Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England from the 9th to the 16th century form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library. A key figure in the formation of the collection is King Edward IV (1461-1483), who commissioned luxury manuscripts decorated with his arms.

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Illuminated manuscripts collected by successive kings and queens of England form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Li.

This volume has been published to accompany the exhibition "Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination" which ran at the British Library from November 11, 2011, to March 13, 2012.

Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England from the 9th to the 16th century form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library

Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England from the 9th to the 16th century form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library. Subsequent monarchs added to this library, which was given to the nation by George II in 1757.

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Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England from the 9th to the 16th century form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library. A key figure in the formation of the collection is King Edward IV (1461C1483), who commissioned luxury manuscripts decorated with his arms. Subsequent monarchs added to this library, which was given to the nation by George II in 1757. Over 150 examples from this exceptional collection are presented in this catalogue which accompanies a major British Library exhibition of the same name. These manuscripts contain paintings produced by some of the finest artists of the Middle Ages and together provide the most vivid surviving source for understanding royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning, faith and international politics. The catalogue features a full-page entry of around 750 words on each manuscript included, as well as three illustrated essays which explore the wider history and context of this unique collection. It will also be lavishly illustrated, with a beautiful reproduction of an image from each manuscript presented alongside the text for every entry.

Onnell
A wonderful book to browse at leisure. The illustrations and text of such are thoughtful and helpful. The full page reproductions are of good colour. I had hoped to see more in the way of progressive detail of the individual books from which the exhibition was derived. Alas, this is not the case. This being so, then the book is valuable as a catalogue with 'tasters' of the content. If it is a catalogue the reader wants, then the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Taschen book on Illuminated Manuscripts offers better value, with more pages for half the price. I much prefer the publisher Brazilier and the more complete texts such as Tres Riche Heures.
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This is a beautiful book for both those like myself who enjoy researching book and manuscript art, but also for those who want a stunning coffee-table book. It's a great overview of the Royal manuscripts dating from the 8th century through to Henry VIII in the 16th century, with wonderful snippets of information.
Zamo
This catalog is a selection of illuminated manuscripts sourced principally from the gift to the British nation by George II in 1757 and held in the British Library. There are nearly 2000 manuscripts in this collection. Together with 9000 books donated from the same source these volumes form the "Old Royal Library". In the exhibition 111 volumes have been chosen with an additional 37 being sourced from other collections in the British Library. Entry 1 is an Insular Gospel Book (1st half of the 8th Century)and the last, Motets for Henry VIII, is dated at 1516. Many of the manuscripts are of European origin.

The manuscripts on display are generally of exceptional quality and in a very good state of preservation. Each is given a full page illustration and the color reproduction is of a high standard with good definition of the gold. This is a soft cover catalog and possibly slightly overpriced ($45). A highly recommended issue for enthusiasts of illustrated manuscripts nonetheless.