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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 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
Watch the Pony Grow!

Watch the Pony Grow!

by Hall, William; pictures by Charlotte Steiner

New York: Thomas Crowell, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illustrated die-cut boards with spiral binding, 22 cm, unpaginated. Staggered pages increasing in size (to reflect the growth of the little pony!). Top illustration has felt trimming. Very good copy. Christmas 1943 inscription on back side of front cover.
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$95.00
Books of Hours and Their Owners

Books of Hours and Their Owners

by Harthan, John

London: Thames & Hudson, 1978. Reprint, folio, 192pp, colour and b/w photo illustrations; VG Copy, no DJ; NB This is a large heavy book well outside the preset postage tariffs; however for simplicity this item has been priced accordingly and no extra postage will be required unless buyer wants overseas sending. Overseas, which includes Europe and the Republic of Ireland, would involve extra postage and would be expensive proportionate to the price of the book. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No... Read More
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£7.50
Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts : An Exhibition Held at the Fogg Art Museum & Houghton Library, February 14-April 1 1955

Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts : An Exhibition Held at the Fogg Art Museum & Houghton Library, February 14-April 1 1955

by Harvard University Library ; Swarzenski, H

[Harvard College Library], Cambridge, first edition, 1955. Printed wrappers, 4to, 28 cm,. 45 pp, 80 pp of plates. 145 entries. From the preface - "The present exhibition includes something less than half of the illuminated and calligraphic manuscripts now on Harvard’s shelves and, of course, none of those text manuscripts which are not of artistic interest. It should be admitted that the manuscripts shown are for the most part the best that Harvard possesses of their several kinds, but in... Read More
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$11.00
Reading Images : Narrative Discourse and Reception in the Thirteenth-Century Illuminated Apocalypse

Reading Images : Narrative Discourse and Reception in the Thirteenth-Century Illuminated Apocalypse

by Lewis, S

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, first edition, 1995. Cloth, small 4to, 27 cm,. xxv, 459 pp, 252 ills. From a review in Studies in Iconography, by Rosemary Muir Wright: "Reading Images is an exceptional book.. The book draws on a wide range of interdisciplinary material that is divided into primary and secondary references in a clearly laid out and easily accessed bibliography. Indeed, Suzanne Lewis’s book is something like a medieval summa, an encyclopedia of what is known about the... Read More
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$105.00
Manuscripts from the William S. Glazier collection

Manuscripts from the William S. Glazier collection

by Plummer, J. ; Pierpont Morgan Library

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, first edition, 1959. Printed wrappers, 4to, 29 cm,. 34 pp, 6 colour plates, 37 black-and-white plates. 51 entries. Abrasion to front wrapper and loss of its lower fore-edge cornertip, otherwise Good.
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$11.00
Bibliotheca Corviniana:  The Library of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary

Bibliotheca Corviniana: The Library of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary

by Csapodi, Casba and Klara Csapodi-Garonyi; translated by Zsuzsanna Horn; translation revised by Bertha Gaster; design by Tibor Szanto

Budapest: Corvina Kiado, Magyar Helikon, Kner Printing House, 1981. Second, revised edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Fine. Lavish survey of the holdings of the preeminent collection of illuminated manuscripts. 334 pp. With 114 color plates, all 33 by 23 cm. Crack in hinge by first text page. Otherwise very clean and bright.
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$40.00
Illuminated Manuscripts in Hungary : XI-XVI Centuries

Illuminated Manuscripts in Hungary : XI-XVI Centuries

by Berkovits, I. ; West, A. (translator)

Irish University Press, Shannon, first edition in English, 1969. Cloth, blue cover-title, folio, 33 cm,. 110, xliv pp, ills, (some colour) including one folding in pocket. Contents include: Miniature Painting In Hungary - The Beginnings of Miniature Painting; The Anjou Period - Miniature Art of the Hungarian Trecento; Miniature Painting in the Age of Sigismund and in the Late Gothic Period; Renaissance Miniature Art; Bibliography; etc. Very Good in slightly rubbed dustwrapper in a plain card slipcase,.
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$22.00
A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

by De Hamel, C

Phaidon, Oxford, 1995 reprint of 1994 second edition. Cloth, 4to, 29 cm,. 272 pp, colour ills. From the blurb: "Medieval manuscripts are counted among the greatest glories of Western civilization. With their gold and painted decoration and their charming miniatures, they have always had immense appeal, and images from them can be seen everywhere - from greeting cards and wrapping paper to expensive facsimiles. This entertaining and authoritative book is the first to provide a general introduction... Read More
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$39.00
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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A$13.00
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. Softcover. 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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$16.45
A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles. Volume Five: Gothic Manuscripts 1285-1385. Vol.1 : text and illustrations [with] Vol. II: Catalogue. [ 2 vols, complete set ]

A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles. Volume Five: Gothic Manuscripts 1285-1385. Vol.1 : text and illustrations [with] Vol. II: Catalogue. [ 2 vols, complete set ]

by Sandler, L.F

Harvey Miller Publishers, London, first edition, 1986. 2 vols, cloth, folio, 34 cm,. 70 pp, 450 ills + 231 pp. From the blurb: "This volume covers the period from 1285-1385, a century in which English painting flourished with great mastery and produced works of exceptional quality and characteristic style, as exemplified in the East Anglian school that developed both in the provinces and in London. Courtly and aristocratic patronage accounted for many elements in the style of illumination and... Read More
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$532.00
Legenda aurea

Legenda aurea

by VORAGINE, Jacobus de

Italy (Venice?), 1300. Italy (Venice?): 1300. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Small quarto (8 x 5 9/16 inches; 203 x 142 mm.). 281 leaves, plus one blank leaf at front and two blank leaves at end (fols. 279 and 281 apparently conjoint with two blank vellum leaves, fol. 280 on a stub between the foliated leaves). Apparently complete. Two columns of thirty-four lines. Written by two Italian scribes in black ink in gothic bookhands between four verticals and thirty-five horizontals ruled in faint brown,... Read More
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$125000.00
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
A Fifteenth Century Italian Plutarch (British Museum Add. MS, 22318)

A Fifteenth Century Italian Plutarch (British Museum Add. MS, 22318)

by Mitchell, Charles

Faber & Faber , 1961. Book. Very Good. hardback. hardback, slim quarto, 11" x 8 3/4", a very good tightly bound copy in a lightly age-toned pictorial price-clipped dust wrapper that has a very short closed tear to bottom edge, tipped-in colour plates, 40pp.
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£7.65
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 Winchester Psalter : With 134 Illustrations

The Winchester Psalter : With 134 Illustrations

by Wormald, F

Harvey Miller and Medcalf, London, first edition, 1973. Cloth, folio, 39 cm,. 128 pp, 134 ills (including 4 in colour), facs. From the blurb: " This is the first detailed and authoritative monograph on one of the most splendid English twelfth century Psalters, British Museum Cotton Manuscript Nero C IV. The Psalter was written and illuminated at Winchester about 1140-1160, possibly for Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester. He was the brother of King Stephen and one of the most powerful prelates of... Read More
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$147.00
A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles. Volume Four: Early Gothic Manuscripts [I] 1190-1250 [with]  [II] 1250-1285. [ 2 vols, complete ]

A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles. Volume Four: Early Gothic Manuscripts [I] 1190-1250 [with] [II] 1250-1285. [ 2 vols, complete ]

by Morgan, N.J

Harvey Miller Publishers, London, first edition, 1982-1988. Cloth, folio, 34 cm,. 276 pp, 330 ills, 98 pp of plates (some colour) + 374 pp, ills (some colour). From the blurb to Part One: "This volume, Part One of Early Gothic Manuscripts, covers the period from 1190 to 1250, up to the middle years of Henry III's reign - that is from the Great Canterbury Psalter to the famous Chronicles of Matthew Paris. The 94 manuscripts catalogued here show the range and variety of English miniature... Read More
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$336.00
Bulletin de la Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits à Peintures. 8e année [with] 9e année. [ 2 volumes of plates ]

Bulletin de la Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits à Peintures. 8e année [with] 9e année. [ 2 volumes of plates ]

by Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits à Peintures

Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscripts á Peintures, Paris, original journal issues, 1924 - 1925. . 2 printed envelopes containing portfolio plates,. 34 and 17 plates. Contents: 8e année : Planches I - XXXIV; 9e année. : Planches XXXV - XLIV et I -VII. Plates I -XLIV were issued to accompany an article in the Bulletin by Eric G. Millar : "Les principaux manuscrits a peintures du Lambeth Palace a Londres." (article text not included here).... Read More
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$84.00
THE DECORATED LETTER

THE DECORATED LETTER

by Alexander, J. J. G

George Braziller. Good with no dust jacket. 1978. Hardcover. 0807608947 . E--Wear and rubbing to covers. Binding sound. Text clean of highlighting, underlining or other pen/pencil marks. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Tracking on every package. .
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$12.95
The Technical Analysis of Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from the Historical Library of the University of Valencia

The Technical Analysis of Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from the Historical Library of the University of Valencia

by Salvador Munoz Vinas; Eugene Farrell

Harvard / Universidad Politecnica Valencia, 1999. Softcover. Very good/No jacket. In English and Spanish. Light sunning around edges.
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$40.00