SKU: BK2580

An Illuminated Alphabet is backordered and will ship as soon as it is in stock.

The Bodleian Library has among its collections some very fine examples of illuminated letters in Western manuscripts and fine art books. These twenty-six detachable postcards feature historiated initials decorated with gold leaf from medieval and renaissance manuscripts together with hand-painted examples from early printed books. By turns exquisite, playful and unique, here you'll find a stunning artistic example of every letter in the alphabet. Presented in a handsome paper binding, these beautiful cards are perfect for you to display or send to friends.

  • Postcard book
  • 52 pages, 165 x 120 mm
  • 26 colour illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781851244133
  • Publication November 2014

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