Medieval Crafts. A Book of Days.

By John Cherry

Printed: 1993

Publisher: British Museum Prees. London

Dimensions 22 × 22 × 2 cm
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Language: English

Size (cminches): 22 x 22 x 2

£16.00
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Glossy board binding with blue title and image of a metal smith working. Presented in the form of a journal.

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This illustrated book of days may be enjoyed in its own right as a survey of medieval craftsmanship, alternatively, it may be used as an any-year diary, or as a birthday and anniversary book. Each month is devoted to a particular craft with full colour pictures of craftsmen at work and examples of the finest surviving products of their art. All the illustrations are of objects or manuscripts made in Britain and Europe, dating between 1066 and 1500 AD. Relevant saints’ days for each craft are noted with quotations from contemporary sources and, in the cooks’ month, a medieval recipe. The introduction considers what time meant to the medieval craftsman, how his days were regulated, and how the seasons affected his work.

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