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The Desire for the Beauty of the Book
 
A Feature Review of 
 

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World
Christopher De Hamel

Hardback: The Penguin Press, 2017.
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Reviewed by Jonathan Homrighausen
 

*** WATCH brief clips of the author
    discussing some of these manuscripts!

 
Every book tells a story. At first glance this is obvious: books hold words that can fashion imagined worlds in the minds of its readers. But add another dimension: the stories told by every individual physical book. If there is an “ex libris” in the front, whose was it? Were its owners significant? If it is dirty and ragged, what trials did it endure?

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One of the best new book
releases of this week
is …

 

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World
Christopher de Hamel

Hardback: The Penguin Press, 2017.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]
 
 

Here are several brief videos featuring Christopher de Hamel
that introduce the captivating world of medieval books…

BBC Video that introduces de Hamel’s book…

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