Medieval Birds in the Sherborne Missal by Janet BackhouseMedieval Birds in the Sherborne Missal by Janet Backhouse

Medieval Birds in the Sherborne Missal

byJanet Backhouse

Paperback | December 29, 2001

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The Sherborne Missal, one of the greatest of English medieval manuscripts, contains a wealth of marginal illustrations of wild birds, painted with great skill and accuracy. From over 170 images, over half can be clearly identified to 40 species, and although many are imaginary birds and fantasies, the manuscript offers an unparalleled insight into a fascinating aspect of England's natural history in the middle ages.

Janet Backhouse is an internationally respected manuscript expert and former Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at The British Library.
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Title:Medieval Birds in the Sherborne MissalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.66 × 6.93 × 0.23 inPublished:December 29, 2001Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802084346

ISBN - 13:9780802084347

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