HARDING, A: Ornamental Alphabets and Initials

Harding, Alison. Ornamental Alphabets and Initials. Thames and Hudson, 1983. ISBN: 0500273138. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#29754)

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Presents a variety of alphabets designed by calligraphers in the Middle Ages to the present. Shows how ornamental letters have developed. 96p. Measures 7×10 inches. Includes 142 illustrations, 14 in color.

POPOVA, O: Russian Illuminated Manuscripts

Popova, Olga. Russian Illuminated Manuscripts. Thames and Hudson, 1984. ISBN: 0500273103. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#29743)

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Examines the artistic style of the illuminated manuscripts produced in Russia from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries. 69 illustrations, 48 in color.

Translated into English by Kathleen Cook, Vladimir Ivanov, and Lenina Sorokina.

BACKHOUSE, J: The Lindisfarne Gospels

The Lindisfarne Gospels, book coverBackhouse, Janet. The Lindisfarne Gospels. Pomegranate, 1995. ISBN: 0876545010. Unmarked. Very Good. Hardcover. (#28952)

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The history, artistic and stylistic development, meaning, and significance of this seventh-century English illuminated manuscript is discussed in detail.

Beautiful illustrations throughout, including illustrated end papers. 64p. Bibliography. Measures 5×6.5 inches.