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An Illuminated Alphabet

26 Postcards

The Bodleian Library is home to some of the finest examples of illuminated letters. Now, with An Illuminated Alphabet, readers young and old can enjoy a wide selection of these extraordinary letters in twenty-six pull-out postcards—one for each letter of the alphabet.

Each postcard features one illuminated letter from a book or manuscript in the Bodleian Library’s collection. From large gold-leaf initials in medieval and Renaissance  manuscripts to hand-painted examples from early printed books, An Illuminated Alphabet offers an intriguing new way to enjoy the many treasures in the collection of the Bodleian Library.

Whether you’re an art lover, bibliophile, or one of the Library’s more than one million visitors each year, this most beautiful of alphabet books is sure to become a favorite.

52 pages | 26 postcards | 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 | © 2014

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Table of Contents

Front and Back Flap Information by Michelle P. Brown, Professor Emerita, SAS, University of London
Postcards from A to Z

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