1000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts, The British Library, 2013, Fine w/DJ
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1000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts
Kathleen Doyle, Scot McKendrick, et al.
The British Library
Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, First Edition, 8vo, 10" x 7 1/4." Dark blue cloth-covered boards in a dark blue paper dust jacket. Full-page color illustration on front panel. Gilt lettering on book spine. Light beige and white lettering on dust jacket spine. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has a few tiny bumps along edges and slight rubbing, else pristine and intact. Pages pristine and intact. Color illustrations included. 323 pp., including Bibliography, General Index, and Index of Manuscripts. A survey of British books and manuscripts. Excerpt from front flap: "At the heart of the volume is the remarkable array of royal books held by the British Library, including the Old Royal Library presented to the nation by George II and the King's Library presented by George IV." Features essays by different authors. Edited by Kathleen Doyle and Scot McKendrick. Chapter titles: "The Earliest English Royal Books," "King Athelstan's Psalter," "The Provenance of the Morgan Golden Gospels," "The Great Lost Library of England's Medieval Kings?: Royal Use and Ownership of Books, 1066-1272," "The _Livre du Sacre_ of Charles V of France: A Reappraisal," "Makers of Royal Manuscripts," "The Manuscripts of Edward IV: The Documentary Evidence," "Preserved and Transmitted for the Good of Posterity," "Royal Libraries in the King's Library," and "The Royal Library at Windsor Castle." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.