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The Decorated Letter

Alexander, Jonathan James Graham

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ISBN 10: 0807608947 / ISBN 13: 9780807608944
Published by George Braziller, U.S.A., 1978
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book in near fine condition in a very good price clipped dust jacket. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 22384

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Title: The Decorated Letter

Publisher: George Braziller, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Description from the book flap: "In Illuminated Manuscripts of every period, on page after page of flowing text, a special place of honor was reserved for the Decorated Letter or Initial. In this space the artist would insert a veritable jewel, and the text page would spring to life with vibrant reds, radiant blues, delicate shades of green and yellow, and almost always, precious metals such as gold. There were roselike motifs inspired by Byzantine floral ornamentation, while animals of every sort played an important part in the adornment of Romanesque initials...The Decorated Letter is filled with pages of the most beautiful, often humorous, and always imaginative initials, drawn from the widest range of manuscripts."

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