Illuminated B from a thirteenth-century Psalter
29.2 x 19.4 cm.
Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania catalogue no. 20
Source: Examples of the Art of Book Illumination during the Middle Ages Reproduced in Facsimile
Collection: New Bedford Free Public Library
Bernard Quaritch's bookshop in London was a meeting place for Victorian bibliomaniacs, and he counted John Ruskin and William Morris among his clients. Quaritch (1819-1899) showed his interest in disseminating knowledge of early manuscripts and printed books to the general public by bringing out Henry Noel Humphreys's History of The Art of Printing in 1867. (cat. 18). [continued below]
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