Paul Binski, Patrick Zutshi, "Western Illuminated Manuscripts"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 052184892X | 336 pages | PDF | 51,1 MB
Cambridge University Library's collection of illuminated manuscripts is of international significance. It originates in the medieval university and stands alongside the holdings of the colleges and the Fitzwilliam Museum. The University Library contains major European examples of medieval illumination from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, with acknowledged masterpieces of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance book art, as well as illuminated literary texts, including the first complete Chaucer manuscript.