The Art of vision: ekphrasis in medieval literature and culture

2016 ChoiceReviews  
He [Baudri] trims his verses to fit the exquisite tablets that his friend the Abbot of Séez gave him . . . broad enough to hold an hexameter, long enough to take eight lines, and coated with green wax, not black, because green is more pleasing to the eye. . . . Baudri was very particular about the colouring of his capitals . . . because since the verses are very indifferent, he would like to make sure of readers by the beauty of the MS.
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