Item #75251 A MEDIEVAL SAMPLER OF ACCOMPLISHED & NOTORIOUS WOMEN. Irene Kim.

A MEDIEVAL SAMPLER OF ACCOMPLISHED & NOTORIOUS WOMEN

Claremont, California: Scripps College Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. This is number 20 in an edition of 60. "In light of new scholarship about medieval women, the typography students were asked to write about an accomplished woman from the medieval period. They were asked to write something lively, more like a newspaper article rather than a term paper. The text is printed in Scripps College Old Style, surrounded by a border adapted from a 15th century manuscript. The colors of the text type are dark brown and wine, and the border is printed in copper. The binding has eight signatures sewn with gold thread over tapestry ribbons. The paper is Nideggen with Roma endsheets, and the exposed boards are tan museum board with hidden clasps." The medieval women profiled within are: Margery Kempe, Marie de France, Eleanor de Montfort, Hildegard of Bingen, Elisabeth Bathroy, and Mahaut, Countess of Artois and Burgundy. Signed by all six contributors, as well as by Kitty Maryatt, Director of the Press. Small octavo: [55] p. A fine copy. Fine. Item #75251

Price: $400.00

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