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1955

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1993

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Bookjacket, Bookjacket for "Medieval Panorama" by G.G. Coulton, Meridian Books, 1955

This is a bookjacket. It was designed by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithography in red, black and white ink on white shiny wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 21.4 x 33 cm (8 7/16 in. x 13 in.)

It is signed

Signed in printed black ink, front cover lower left: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, front cover upper left: M/P; center: The English scene from Conquest to Reformation; lower margin: MERIDIAN BOOKS published by the Noonday Press/MG 2 $1.95. Printed in white ink, front cover upper half: edieval/anorama; left center: by G.G. COULTON. Printed vertically in black ink, spine: M P G. G. COULTON; printed horizontally in black ink, spine lower margin within white square: MG 2. Printed vertically in white, spine: edieval anorama MERIDIAN BOOKS. Printed in white ink, back cover upper left center: edieval/anorama. Printed in black ink, back cover: M/P/The English Scene from Conquest to Reformation/by G.G. COULTON/In this monumental survey of the English social scene/from 1066 to the middle of the 16th century, G.G. Coulton/presents all aspects of medieval life, from religion, litera-/ture, and the arts, to sports, law, farming, crafts, and/trade. With a literary skill that is rare in one who is so/noted for his scholarship, G.G. Coulton brings to life this/colorful period which was of such importance for the/formation of England as a nation. Like the original edi-/tion, this Meridian Giant is profusely illustrated with/contemporary woodcuts, and it includes both notes and/index./All Meridian Books are Smyth-Sewn for Durability.

Cite this object as

Bookjacket, Bookjacket for "Medieval Panorama" by G.G. Coulton, Meridian Books, 1955; Designed by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); lithography in red, black and white ink on white shiny wove paper; H x W: 21.4 x 33 cm (8 7/16 in. x 13 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-187

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