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Books of Hours and Their Owners

Books of Hours and Their Owners

by Harthan, John

Hardback. Good.
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£11.94
The Old Book: A Medieval Anthology

The Old Book: A Medieval Anthology

by HARTLEY, Dorothy

London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Hartley. Signed limited edition, printed on Japanese vellum; this is number 29 of 1350 copies. This copy bears a presentation inscription in English and Hebrew to Dr. Robert Wallace, Vice-Chancellor of the University, from Rabbi Falk, September 1936. Rabbi Falk's immense literary collection is now housed in the Rabbi L. A. Falk Memorial Library at the Great Synagogue in Sydney. Small quarto, colour frontispiece, illustrated throughout, a fine copy in the original... Read more
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AU$300.00
Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

by Weitzmann, Kurt

New York: George Braziller. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Text is clean. Cover shows light wear. Dust jacket shows some edgewear, front flap is creased. States First Edition. .
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$12.50
The Cloisters Apocalypse. An early fourteenth-century manuscript in facsimile

The Cloisters Apocalypse. An early fourteenth-century manuscript in facsimile

by [METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART] Florens DEUCHLER; Jeffrey M. HOFFELD; Helmut NICKEL

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1971. First edition. Fine. 2 volumes, folio. Vol I: color facsimile. Vol II: text. Original tan linen, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine; original printed board slipcase. FIRST EDITION, printing in facsimile and providing an in-depth scholarly examination of one of then only four illuminated manuscripts in the Met's collection. The manuscript was sold to the museum by H.P Kraus in 1968 and remains one of its most celebrated treasures.
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$75.00
The Decorated Letter

The Decorated Letter

by Alexander, J.J.G

New York: Braziller, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Near fine. 40 pages. Forty-color plates, and eighteen black and white figures. Bibliography. With critical commentary on each color plate by the author. Owner notation.
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$25.00
Romanesque Manuscripts. The Twelfth Century. Volume One: Text & Illustrations.; Volume Two: Catalogue

Romanesque Manuscripts. The Twelfth Century. Volume One: Text & Illustrations.; Volume Two: Catalogue

by Cahn, Walter

London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to. An excellent reference. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and embossed design to front board. Boards are very clean. Pristine interior with bright text. Tightly bound with 374 illustrations, mostly B&W. Both vols have blue pictoral dj with light wear to spine ends. Vol I, 48 pp. plus illustrations, Vol II, 220 pp. ILL/022304.
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$100.00
The Golden Age : Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duc de Berry

The Golden Age : Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duc de Berry

by Thomas, Marcel

London UK: Chatto & Windus, 1979. Illustrated throughout with 40 color plates and B&W art reproductions. Covers clean, colors bright, minor edge and handling wear. Pages [119] clean, unmarked, binding tight, very slight lean to spine, light top block dust spotting. Media Mail, Priority & most international shipping include free tracking information. Every book listed is located in my smoke free and climate controlled shop. All are inspected by me and will have qualities and/or flaws... Read more
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$12.00
LIBER SUPER ETHICORUM ARISTOTELIS (Commentary on the Ethics of Aristotle);Illuminated manuscript on vellum By Thomas Aquinas

LIBER SUPER ETHICORUM ARISTOTELIS (Commentary on the Ethics of Aristotle);Illuminated manuscript on vellum By Thomas Aquinas

by Thomas Aquinas

BOOK DESCRIPTION: ELEGANT RENAISSANCE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT IN NEAR PRISTINE CONDITION IN LATIN ON VELLUM, Northeastern Italy (Venice), c. 1470, 340 x 235 mm.,160 folios, complete (collation, i-xii10, xii8, xiii-xvi10, xvii2), written in rounded southern gothic bookhands by three scribes in two columns of forty to thirty-eight lines (justification, 213-205 x 150-148 mm.), the first scribe copied ff. 1-67rb, and ff. 81va, line 27- 82ra, line 19, the second scribe, ff. 67va-81va, line 26, and the third... Read more
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$225,000.00
Epistola de morte Hieronymi; Epistola ad Cyrillum de magnificentiis Hieronymi; Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi; Vita Sancti Hieronymi; Vita sancti Pauli; illuminated medieval manuscript on parchment

Epistola de morte Hieronymi; Epistola ad Cyrillum de magnificentiis Hieronymi; Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi; Vita Sancti Hieronymi; Vita sancti Pauli; illuminated medieval manuscript on parchment

by Pseudo-Eusebius of Cremona, Pseudo-Augustine, Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, Jerome

ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN ON PARCHMENT, Northern Italy, c. 1440-1470. 203 x 153 mm. 70 folios, complete (collation, i-vii10), remnants of quire and leaf signatures, flourished vertical catchwords, written in a humanist minuscule on 30 long lines (justification, 147-149 x 95-100 mm), horizontal lines ruled very lightly in ink, single vertical bounding lines ruled in lead, prickings remain in top and bottom margins on some leaves, rubrics and paragraph marks in pale red, two-line red or blue... Read more
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$58,000.00
French Painting in the Time of Jean De Berry. The Late XIV Century and the Patronage of the Duke

French Painting in the Time of Jean De Berry. The Late XIV Century and the Patronage of the Duke

by MEISS, Millard

London and New York: Phaidon Press, 1969. Two volumes, large 4to: text and plates. Profusely illustrated with 845 illustrations, of which 12 are color and tipped-in. Original cloth; dust jackets. A near-fine set with slightest spotting to sheet edges, the jackets fresh and bright. Second edition. [Image shows both this set and the separately-listed volume dedicated to The Boucicaut Master.].
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$125.00
Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta

Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta

by HENDRIX, Lee; Thea VIGNAU-WILBERG

London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. Hardcover. A fine copy, the folding case with a few scuffs and light wear. 12 x 9.75 inches. Cloth; dust jacket; recessed cloth folding case.
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$200.00
The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066

The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066

by BACKHOUSE, Janet / D.H. TURNER / Leslie WEBSTER, editors

Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1984. First edition. Fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION, issued simultaneously in cloth. Two hundred treasures of pre-Norman art are described and illustrated, including the Alfred Jewel, the Benedictionals of St. Aethelwold and Archbishop Robert, the Exeter Book, and the Beowulf manuscript.
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$60.00
Romanesque Bible Illumination

Romanesque Bible Illumination

by CAHN, Walter

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982. First edition. Fine, as new.. Square 4to. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Original tan linen; original printed dust jacket; publisher's board slipcase. FIRST EDITION of this work by the Chairman of the Department of Art History at Yale. Cahn details Bibles produced throughout Europe during the late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages -- including Carolingian, Mozarbic, Franco-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, and Ottonian examples.
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$75.00
Collected Writings. I. Studies in Medieval Art from the Sixth to the Twelft Centuries

Collected Writings. I. Studies in Medieval Art from the Sixth to the Twelft Centuries

by WORMALD, Francis. Edited by J.J.G. ALEXANDER, T.J. BROWN and Joan GIBBS

London: Oxford University Press for Harvey Miller, 1984. First edition. Near fine/Near fine. 4to. 190 illustrations, including color frontispiece. Original tan linen; original printed dust jacket (slightest wear to lower front panel, generally fine). FIRST EDITION of the first volume of Wormald's collected works, printing eleven works on Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Included are Wormald's important studies of the Gospels of St Augustine and the Utrecht Psalter. The remaining essays are on... Read more
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$75.00
The Hours of Catherine of Cleves: Devotion, Demons, and Daily Life in the Fifteenth Century

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves: Devotion, Demons, and Daily Life in the Fifteenth Century

by Rob Duckers; Ruud Priem

Harry N. Abrams, 2009. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Bookplate on front endpaper.
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$175.00
ST. JEROME, Letter LIV To Furia [To Furia, On the Duty of Remaining a Widow], in the translation by CHARLES BONIN; illuminated manuscript in French with a full-page miniature by the Master of Spencer 6 (active c. 1490 to 1510)

ST. JEROME, Letter LIV To Furia [To Furia, On the Duty of Remaining a Widow], in the translation by CHARLES BONIN; illuminated manuscript in French with a full-page miniature by the Master of Spencer 6 (active c. 1490 to 1510)

by ST. JEROME, Letter LIV To Furia

A UNIQUE DELUXE TRANSLATION OF ST. JEROME'S LETTER TO THE WIDOW FURIA WITH FRONTISPIECE BY THE MASTER OF THE SPENCER 6 FROM THE LIBRARY OF ANNE DE POLIGNAC. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in French, France, likely Bourges, c. 1500-1510. Dimensions 210 x 135 mm. 63 folios, written in a lettre bâtarde on up to 17 lines, one three-line DECORATED INITIAL with gold floral decoration (f. 6v), ONE full-page miniature in a gold architectural frame (f. 5). BINDING: Contemporary purple velvet binding over... Read more
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$160,000.00
Illuminated Manuscripts: Their Origin, History and Characteristics

Illuminated Manuscripts: Their Origin, History and Characteristics

by Quaile, Edward

Liverpool: Henry Young & Sons, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes 26 examples from Books of Hours in Quaile's possession. Very good in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and bumping to top corners. Clean, bright interior. Includes 26 plates of which one is in color. Bookplate to front pastedown of Harry Rabinowitz. 149 pages. ILL/042815.
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$35.00
BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin

BOOK OF HOURS (USE OF ROME); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin

SUBSTANTIAL BOOK OF HOURS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH MANY LARGE AND SMALL MINIATURES. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Southern Netherlands, Ghent or Bruges, c. 1460-1470. Dimensions 179 x 124 mm., 118 folios, complete, written in brown ink in a textualis formata bookhand on 19 lines, one-line initials, 2- to 3- line champ initials, fourteen 6-line initials, one HISTORIATED INITIAL (5-lines), ELEVEN SMALL MINIATURES (6-lines), FOURTEEN FULL-PAGE MINIATURES, 28 FULL BORDERS. BINDING:... Read more
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$135,000.00
La Guirlande des Annees. Images d'hier et pages d'aujourd'hui

La Guirlande des Annees. Images d'hier et pages d'aujourd'hui

by Gide, Andre; Romains, Jules; Colette; Mauriac, Francois. Illustration by Ernest Flammarion

Paris: Flammarion, 1941. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Very good small 4to., cream-colored paper covered boards; 2 blue & gilt floral motif bands across front and rear boards; bright gilt and blue ink title to spine. Light soiling to boards, wear to corners and spine ends. Lacks ribbon ties. Interior is quite clean and bright, though ink inscription to ffep; strong, tight binding. Beautifully illustrated w/25 bright color & gilt plates from various miniature illuminated manuscripts. A lovely title;... Read more
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$65.00
The golden age of English manuscript painting 1200-1500 / Richard Marks and Nigel Morgan

The golden age of English manuscript painting 1200-1500 / Richard Marks and Nigel Morgan

by Marks, Richard

London : Chatto & Windus, 1981. First Edition. Very good paperback copy; edges somewhat slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.. Physical description; 119p : col.ill. ; 29 cm. Subjects; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval — England. Illumination of books and manuscripts, English. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic — England
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$17.94
Illuminated Manuscript: Prayer to God, the Father

Illuminated Manuscript: Prayer to God, the Father

by [illuminated Manuscript]

np: France. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good. Large illuminated manuscript leaf (c1480) with a miniature of God. Large leaf from a Northern French Book of Hours (c. 1480) containing the "Oraison à Dieu Le Pere TresDevote" from a Northern French Book of Hours (c. 1480) . 24 lines of text written in French in a gothic script in brown ink with red rubrics. Prominent miniature features God, the Father, in a red robe and golden crown. He stands before a bright gold background. Beautiful... Read more
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$4,100.00
Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination.

Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination.

by Weitzmann, Kurt

New York: George Braziller. 1977. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with colour and black & white reproductions. 126 pages This volume is the third title in a new series of oversized, high quality paperbacks feauting particularly interesting and appealing pages selected from the most important Eastern and Western Manuscripts. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$10.00