Podcast - Episode 24: What is a Text Manuscript?

September 17, 2021

Laura Light, director and senior specialist, Text Manuscripts at Les Enluminures, takes a moment today to discuss Les Enluminure’s textmanuscripts.com. What is a text manuscript, and what makes them different from illuminated manuscripts with text? Who buys text manuscripts and how are they used now? Join Laura to discover the answers to these and many other questions. She also discusses the details of some of her favorite manuscripts currently offered for sale on the text manuscript site including an eleventh-century French Pontifical with a text detailing the reconsecration of a sacred space where blood has been spilled, two presentation booklets for Heinrich Conried that include neo-medieval illuminations of Parsifal’s grail and Salome’s veil, and a manuscript of Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on the Ethics of Aristotle with illuminations by Leonardo Bellini, the most important Venetian illuminator working between 1460-80.