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Medieval Birds in the Sherborne Missal By Janet Backhouse (formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library, London)

Medieval Birds in the Sherborne Missal
by Janet Backhouse (formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library, London)

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The Sherborne Missal, one of the great English medieval manuscripts, contains over 170 painted illustrations of wild birds. This text offers an analysis of the manuscript, from which 40 species can be identified, offering insight into a part of English natural history in the middle ages.
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Medieval Birds in the Sherborne Missal by Janet Backhouse (formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library, London)

The Sherborne Missal, one of the greatest English medieval manuscripts, contains a wealth of marginal illustrations of wild birds. From over 170 images, over half can be identified to 40 species, and although many are imaginary birds and fantasies, the manuscript offers an unparalleled insight into England's medieval natural history.

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Medieval Birds in the Sherborne Missal by Janet Backhouse (formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library, London)
Janet Backhouse (formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library, London)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
British Library Publishing
2001-04-15
64
0712347054
9780712347051
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