New York: Penguin Press, 2017,
First American Edition. octavo, cream cloth in dust jacket. 632 pp. Penguin Press, Item #29986
"Christopher de Hamel's exploration of medieval manuscripts - a dozen peaks fro St Augustine to Chaucer and beyond, gorgeiously and copiously illustrated - is itself an extraordinary book, a work of scholarship and history salted with the author's excitement as he conducts us among the great libraries of Western civilization. It is full of delights, as well as surprising reminders of the sifting ground of knowledge." Tom Stoppard. Remainder dot to bottom edge of text block. Near fine.