British Library 2013
Hardback 334pp Illustrated 242x170mm
9780712357081   Product Code: 24165
In ten illustrated articles, this volume presents a wide-ranging review of the material and documentary evidence for royal interest in handwritten and printed books, from Anglo-Saxon times to the collection in the Royal Library at Windsor today. Along with studies of individual works, including King Athelstan's Psalter and the Livre du Sacre of Charles V of France, there are essays on wider topics such as George II's gift to posterity - the Old Royal Library, transferred to a museum in 1757.