20 Illuminated Birds Cards

£8.99
ITEM CODE: 23990
The British Library
Cards reproducing details of birds from the illuminated borders of a 15th century manuscript, now in the collection of the British Library. Charming d...
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The British Library
Cards reproducing details of birds from the illuminated borders of a 15th century manuscript, now in the collection of the British Library. Charming details depict a goldfinch, coal tit, chaffinch and bull finch; the birds originally part of scrolling and vegetal decorations surrounding the text. Created in France and Bruges c.1470-80, Jean de Wavrin’s 'Anciennes et nouvelles chroniques d'Angleterre' (‘Old and New Chronicles of England’) was commissioned by King Edward IV and ran to seven volumes, each detailing the lives and exploits of English monarchs.
Size & Additional Information
4 designs, 12 x 8.5cm, blank inside
Envelopes included
Printed in Great Britain
Packed in a compostable bag. Requires industrial composting: please add to your food or garden waste bin (subject to your local refuse collection policies)
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