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16 December 2016

This week’s competition prize is Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel, published by Allen Lane (£30). Click here for your chance to win.

De Hamel’s engaging discussion of 12 medieval illuminated manuscripts includes the Gospels of St Augustine in Cambridge and the The Book of Kells in Trinity College Dublin. In this personal, but scholarly account, De Hamel visits each manuscript in its current home, describes each encounter, and manages to span nine centuries of manuscript production.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 6 January 2017.

Where is the Codex Amiatinus kept?

For our last competition prize we offered The Print Before Photography: An introduction to European printmaking 1550–1820 by Antony Griffiths, published by British Museum Press (£60).

Melencolia I is among which German Renaissance artist’s most famous engravings?

Answer: Albrecht Dürer

Congratulations to the winner, Mark Ackerman.

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