UK: Allen Lane, 2016. Hardcover. "Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, 'Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts' conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible. At the end, we have a slightly different perspective on history and how we come by knowledge. It is a most unusual book" (jacket). Bound in tan paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Gentle bumping to corners, else fine. Clean and bright with full color illustrations. In tan illustrated dust jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 632 pages. BOB/101823. Near Fine / Very Good.
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Allen Lane, 2022. Hardcover. First Edition. "This entrancing book describes some of the extraordinary people who have spent their lives among illuminated manuscripts over the last thousand years. A monk in Normandy, a prince of France, a Florentine bookseller, an English antiquary, a rabbi from central Europe a French priest, a Keeper at the British Museum, a Greek forger, a German polymath, a British connoisseur and the woman who created the most spectacular library in America - all of them were participants in what Christopher de Hamel calls the Manuscript Club" (jacket). Fine in cream paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Color illustrations throughout. Clean and bright. In illustrated off-white jacket with black and red title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges of jacket, else fine. 616 pages. BOB/101923. Fine / Fine.
Oxford: The Oxford Bibliographic Society, 2016. Hardcover. An extensive and detailed catalog of the manuscript collection at Queen's College in Oxford with many full page illustrations. The introduction gives a brief history of the library and its holdings. Fine in cream cloth with navy blue title to spine. Gentle bumping to corners. Illustrated throughout with color plates to rear. In navy blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges of jacket. Size: Quarto. 301 pages plus plates. BOB/101923. Fine / Fine.