The Benedictional of St. Ethelwold by Wormald Francis [Introduction and Notes by]
Faber & Faber Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ [price-clipped] Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Previous owner has reinforced DJ Spine ends with sticky tape; some sticky tape to the upper rear flap corner. DJ spine a little faded. Wonderful 8 tipped in colour plates of some of the contents of this Benedictional made for St Ethelwold, the Bishop of Winchester in the second half of the tenth century. 30 pages Part of The Faber Library of Illuminated Manuscripts. This benedictional [a book containing a collection of benedictions or blessings] has long been known as the supreme masterpiece of late Anglo-Saxon illumination.