Colour Your Own Medieval Animals by British LibraryColour Your Own Medieval Animals by British Library

Colour Your Own Medieval Animals

byBritish Library

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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Before the invention of the printing press, books were written out by hand, and were priceless objects. The most precious books were illuminated with pictures highlighted with gold or with bright colors. Real and imaginary animals populated the pages of medieval books. This new coloring book is packed with familiar and exotic creatures sourced from a range of documents, including charters and seals and historical and literary manuscripts, from Homer to the Codex Sinaiticus, from Beowulf to Chaucer, and from Magna Carta to the papers of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Each of the original drawings is reproduced in color, so that you can choose your own colors, or use the colors that the artist intended. Key facts are given about each of the animals and their source.
The British Library is the largest library in the world. The collection includes over 150 million items in many languages, including manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000BC.
Title:Colour Your Own Medieval AnimalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8 × 11.5 × 0.4 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:PavilionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911216228

ISBN - 13:9781911216223