Leaves of Gold: Manuscript Illuminations from Philadelphia Collections [Paperback]

James Tanis (Editor)

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ISBN: 9780876331446 | Published by: Philadelphia Museum | Year of Publication: 2001 | Language: English 242p, b/w and col illus

Leaves of Gold


This beautifully produced exhibition catalogue showcases 80 of the finest illuminated manuscripts held in libraries in the Philadelphia area. They span the period 1200-1600 and include examples of a wide range of religious and secular manuscripts, with most of the major centres of illumination represented. Introductory essays provide context on the production and use, and the individual manuscripts are described and discussed.

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