The Genius of Illumination
British Library 2012
Hardback 448pp Illustrated 285x225mm
9780712358163   Product Code: 21948
Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England reveal the artistry of the finest books produced between the 8th and 16th centuries and offer unique insights into the lives and aspirations of those for whom they were made. Drawn mainly from the Old Royal library, given to the nation by George II in 1757 and now in the British Library, over 150 examples are reproduced in this exhibition catalogue, along with full page commentaries and three illustrated essays.