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SD18. Irish Hand, The / O'Neill
The Irish Hand: Scribes and their Manuscripts from the Earliest Times by Timothy O'Neill. 2014. 148pp. Approx. 11.75"x 9.25". Hardcover

The top right corner of the dust jacket (front) is torn

This revised and expanded edition has high quality, full-color digital images of the works of Irish scribes throughout the centuries. (The original edition was in black & white.) The first part is a survey of the manuscript tradition, followed by essays and full-page images for thirty-one of the great books of Ireland. The context, contents, and history of each manuscript are given, accompanied by a full-page illustration. The second part surveys the work of the scribes from a practical perspective, examining script and lettering in detail. Extracts are given from fifty-two manuscripts, transliterated and translated, with a commentary on the pen work. The Irish Hand covers 1,500 years of Irish script and letter design from the sixth to the twenty-first centuries.




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