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THE BAYEVX TAPESTRY: The Complete Tapestry in Color, with Introduction, Description, and Commentary By David M. Wilson

WILSON, David M.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1985
ISBN 10: 0394547934 / ISBN 13: 9780394547930
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Title: THE BAYEVX TAPESTRY: The Complete Tapestry ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover in Slip Case

Illustrator: Photo - Illustrated

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.


Grey cloth binding with gold colored print on front cover and spine. Tight, sound, and unmarked. 234 pages. Grey cloth bound slip case with gold colored print on front cover and multi-color paste-on of a section of tapestry on rear side. Case is crisp and unmarked. Case has grey silk extractling ribbon. Larger than standard book. S&H will be $6.00 for media mail. Size: 10 1/2 X 14. Bookseller Inventory # 011251

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Synopsis: This marvellous book, now available again at a remarkably low price, presents the entire Bayeux Tapestry in large colour plates. This is followed by an illustrated commentary that explains the scenes in full along with technical information on the tapestry's composition and restoration where appropriate. Final chapters discuss the content of the Tapestry, its style and the everyday objects and activities that it depicts. The introduction discusses the Tapestry's inestimable value as a historical document.

From Publishers Weekly: Not long after the Norman invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings in 1066, needleworkersprobably Englishcreated an embroidered strip of linen, 231 feet in length, depicting the battle and the political maneuvering that led up to it. The Bayeux Tapestry, as it is now called, is unique as a pictorial chronicle of these events. While its freize-like style is often compared to a cartoon strip, the wall hanging reveals naturalistic artistry and shows vivid details of daily life, of food and furniture, ships and armor in medieval times. This elegant, slipcased volume, adorned with gold-leaf lettering and attractive endpapers, is the first full and accurate color reproduction of the entire embroidery. The original running commentary in Latin has been duly translated, essays give historical background, and a pull-out section of captions enables readers to follow the sometimes confusing story. BOMC selection. October 30
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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