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Colour Your Own Medieval Alphabet

British Library

Pavilion

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ISBN: 9781911216001

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 13 October 2016

Series: Colouring Books, Colour Your Own

Category: Crafts

A medieval A to Z with letters from the collections of the British Library to colour in.

Before the invention of the printing press, books were written out by hand, and were priceless objects. The most precious books were illuminated with gold or with bright colours. Initial letters were often highlighted either as decoration or to mark an important passage.

This new colouring book is packed with a series of intricate letters carefully selected from the extensive collection of the British Library. The letters are sourced from medieval charters and seals, historical and literary manuscripts, from Virgil to Chaucer and Royal Statutes to the Book of Psalms. 

Each of the original letters is reproduced in colour, so that you can decide whether you prefer to choose your own colours, or to use the colours that the artist intended. With key facts about each of the letters and their source, this is the perfect book for history buffs and colouring-in fans alike. 

ABOUT THE Author

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. 

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