1000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts

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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.

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1000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts

1000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts

Hardback334pp Illustrated242x170mm

9780712357081     Product Code: 224165

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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.

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