Revel in the art of book­mak­ing this month by vis­it­ing these in­spir­ing shows

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‘Colour: The Art and Sci­ence of Medieval and Il­lu­mi­nated Manuscripts’

at the Fitzwilliam Mu­seum in Cam­bridge show­cases his­tor­i­cal manuscripts from all over the world – rang­ing from 8th cen­tury Northum­bria to 17th cen­tury Nepal – em­bel­lished with dec­o­ra­tive ini­tials, borders and margina­lia. Un­til 30 De­cem­ber (fitz­mu­

‘The Book Beau­ti­ful: Wil­liam Mor­ris, Hi­lary Pe­pler and the Pri­vate Press Story’

at Ditch­ling Mu­seum of Art + Craft has a par­tic­u­lar high­light: fine-print­ing mas­ter­piece The Works of Ge­of­frey Chaucer de­signed by Wil­liam Mor­ris and lead­ing Pre-raphaelite artist Ed­ward Burne Jones. Un­til 16 April 2017 (ditch­ling­mu­se­u­

‘The Tale of Kitty-in-boots’

at the House of Illustration in London of­fers the chance to dis­cover a lost Beatrix Pot­ter tale. Quentin Blake has il­lus­trated the new book, which has just been pub­lished by Pen­guin, and 50 of his draw­ings are on show along­side one of the two orig­i­nal Pot­ter il­lus­tra­tions. Un­til 5 Fe­bru­ary 2017 ( house­ofil­lus­tra­

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