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Miraeus Lecture: Early Printed Books Illuminated in England (c. 1455-1500)

Spreker: Holly James-Maddocks (University of York)

10 mei 2023 om 19u30 in de Universiteitsbibliotheek Leuven - Ladeuzegebouw (Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21, Leuven).
De lezing zal plaatsvinden in het Engels.

Until recently there was very little evidence for the illumination of printed books in late medieval England. The advent in copy-specific cataloguing of incunabula in UK collections is providing an opportunity to identify illuminated copies much more readily than before. This lecture aims to explore a number of questions in light of the emerging data: What kinds of printed texts received illumination in England? Where did these books come from? Who are the candidates for organising the addition of decoration? How widespread a phenomenon was it for ‘manuscript’ illuminators to diversify their trade during the incunabular period? This lecture will present some of the close-knit networks of scribes, printers, decorators, binders and booksellers to emerge from this research.

Holly James-Maddocks is Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Palaeography at the University of York.

De Vlaamse Werkgroep Boekgeschiedenis organiseert deze lezing in samenwerking het project IMPRESSVM van de Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken.

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