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A guide to western historical scripts from antiquity to 1600

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The British Library 1990. Hardback with no dust jacket (no jacket was issued for this book) in very good used condition - some light marking to boards including a couple of small indentations in back board (see photo)and light bumping to corner edges and top and bottom of spine. Clean text pages and binding is fine. There is a dedication in ink at top of front end paper. B/w plates throughout. Contents: Introduction; Glossary of Terms; Select Bibliography; The Roman System of Scripts; The National Hands; The Insular System of Scripts; Anglo-Saxon Scripts; Caroline Minuscule; Protogothic Script; The Gothic System of Scripts; Italian Scripts; The humanistic System of Scripts; Appendix:
A survey of the evolution of scripts and a guide to reading historical documents illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts. Fifty-five full-page plates give examples of the major western scripts in broadly chronological sequence, each accompanied by a commentary indentifying the type of script, its historical and regional currency, distinctive features and style, and a transcription.;Michelle Brown is a curator in the department of manuscripts at The British Library. She has taught courses in Paleography and History at the University of London and at the Library.

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Author(s):
Michelle P. Brown
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm by 28cm by 1.5cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0712301771
ISBN-13:
9780712301770
Number of pages:
138
Publisher:
British Library
Title:
A guide to western historical scripts from antiquity to 1600

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The British Library 1990. Hardback with no dust jacket (no jacket was issued for this book) in very good used condition - some light marking to boards including a couple of small indentations in back board (see photo)and light bumping to corner edges and top and bottom of spine. Clean text pages and binding is fine. There is a dedication in ink at top of front end paper. B/w plates throughout. Contents: Introduction; Glossary of Terms; Select Bibliography; The Roman System of Scripts; The National Hands; The Insular System of Scripts; Anglo-Saxon Scripts; Caroline Minuscule; Protogothic Script; The Gothic System of Scripts; Italian Scripts; The humanistic System of Scripts; Appendix:
A survey of the evolution of scripts and a guide to reading historical documents illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts. Fifty-five full-page plates give examples of the major western scripts in broadly chronological sequence, each accompanied by a commentary indentifying the type of script, its historical and regional currency, distinctive features and style, and a transcription.;Michelle Brown is a curator in the department of manuscripts at The British Library. She has taught courses in Paleography and History at the University of London and at the Library.

Author(s):
Michelle P. Brown
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm by 28cm by 1.5cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0712301771
ISBN-13:
9780712301770
Number of pages:
138
Publisher:
British Library
Title:
A guide to western historical scripts from antiquity to 1600

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