(London: Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1914-22). 397 x 286 mm. (15 5/8 x 11 1/4"). Four volumes.
Loose as issued in green linen-backed printed paper portfolios with enveloped enclosure for leaves, green linen ties. With 61 plates on thick paper illustrating early manuscripts, eight of these in color with gold. Front pastedowns with book label of Bernard M. Rosenthal. Spine a bit faded, faint soiling to boards, but a fine set with few signs of use.
This set of plates with descriptive text illustrates English schools of manuscript illumination from 700 A.D. to 1500 A.D. with examples from the British Museum's unsurpassed collection of English manuscripts. Volume I covers Hiberno-Saxon and English manuscripts to A.D. 1100, volume II the 12th and 13th centuries, volume III 1300-1350, and volume IV 1350-1500. Our copy comes from the library of the distinguished antiquarian book dealer and former ABAA president Bernard M. Rosenthal. (ST08174)
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PJP Catalog: 63.394