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Armenian Miniatures

Armenian Miniatures

by Dournovo, Lydia

London: Thames and Hudson, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Cloth, 31 cm, 181 pages, with tipped-in plates. Good condition but for edges worn and bottom edge soiled. In a dustjacket in Good condition aside from some small chips and closed tears at edges and some creases and wear to corners.
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$150.00
Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

by Weitzmann, Kurt

London: Chatto & Windus, 1977. Appears unread. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 127pp. The story of illuminated books from European manuscripts and in the form of papyrus rolls from the end of the 1st century AD of which favourite subjects were Homer and Virgil and later the Bible. Descriptive introduction over about twenty pages. With forty-eight full colour full page images of... Read more
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£12.50
Lessons in the Art of Illuminating.;  A series of examples selected from works in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library and the South Kensington Museum

Lessons in the Art of Illuminating.; A series of examples selected from works in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library and the South Kensington Museum

by [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS] LOFTIE, W.J

London: Blackie & Son, 1880. Contains technical information regarding the process of illumination such as pens, brushes, suitable inks and drawing surfaces. Quarto, publishers' ornate gilt decorated green cloth, 8 full-page tipped colour plates and additional line drawings; foxing throughout, a few spots affect the back board, a very good copy of this attractive book.
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AU$500.00
Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

by Kurt Weitzmann

1977-06-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$123.05
Thirteenth Century Leaf: The Feeding of Thousands, Walking on Water, The Tradition of the Elders, The First Prediction of the Passion, The Transfiguration (among others)

Thirteenth Century Leaf: The Feeding of Thousands, Walking on Water, The Tradition of the Elders, The First Prediction of the Passion, The Transfiguration (among others)

by Illuminated Manuscript

Italy: np. 1st Edition. No Binding. Fine. EXTRAORDINARY LEAF (c. 1250) FROM AN ITALIAN POCKET BIBLE WITH MAGNIFICENT CONTENT AND INTRICATE SCRIPT. 50 lines of text in each of 2 columns on both sides written in Latin gothic script with brown ink on animal vellum. Rubricated chapter numbers in red and blue. Recto includes 1 double-line illuminated initial in red and blue; red marginal penwork extending from initial. Verso includes 2 double-line illuminated initials in red and blue; red and blue marginal... Read more
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$1,400.00
LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY CHRISTIAN BOOK ILLUMINATION

LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY CHRISTIAN BOOK ILLUMINATION

by Weitzmann, Kurt

New York: George Braziller. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0807608319 . Very Good in wrappers. Spine is slightly cocked. ; 10.90 X 7.90 X 0.50 inches; 128 pages; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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$35.95
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 (1945-)

London : Chatto & Windus, 1981. First Paperback Edition. Very good paperback copy; edges slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 119 pages; Physical description: 119p. : colour illus. ; 29cm. Subjects: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Gothic - England. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval - England. Notes: Erratum slip mounted on contents page. With 40 colour... Read more
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$36.00
Book of Hours, Use of Rome

Book of Hours, Use of Rome

Hardcover. Good. Beautiful near-miniature 15th Century Book of Hours. 10.5 by 8.5 cm. 96 leaves of parchment. Illuminated Latin manuscript on parchment. Illustrated with twelve full page painted miniatures, with an additional 20 pages with elaborate diaper decoration (full page ornamentation) of delicate floral and vine tracery design. Throughout are elaborate letter devices with raised and gilt-gesso accents. The calligraphy, mostly seventeen lines per page, is predominantly in a brownish ink,... Read more
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$30,000.00
Psalter (Premonstratensian Use); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin, with (added) musical notation

Psalter (Premonstratensian Use); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin, with (added) musical notation

CHARMING MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATED PSALTER WITH MUSICAL NOTATION. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, with (added) musical notation, Northwestern Germany, (diocese of Cologne), c. 1270-1280. Dimensions 103 x 75 mm, 170 folios, complete, written by three different scribes in a gothic bookhand, prickings visible, 2-line initials, twenty one 3- to 6 -line decorated initials, ONE ILLUMINATED INITIAL, 7-lines, opening the psalms, chants added in the margins in the 14th century with hufnagelschrift... Read more
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$48,000.00
The Apocalypse in Latin. MS. 10 in the Collection of Dyson Perrins. With an Introduction by Montague Rhodes James

The Apocalypse in Latin. MS. 10 in the Collection of Dyson Perrins. With an Introduction by Montague Rhodes James

by JAMES (Montague Rhodes) Editor

Oxford: Printed by John Johnson at the Oxford University Press, 1927. First edition, folio (365 x 275mm), 67pp., followed by 41 collotype plates reproducing the entire series of 82 illustrations, coloured frontis., cont. half morocco, a little rubbed, t.e.g. Contents: Illustrated Apocalypses in General. The Pictured Apocalypses: History and Grouping. Other Cycles of Apocalypse-Pictures. Text of the Perrins MS. Description of the Perrins Apocalypse.
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£475.00
The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus

The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus

by MURRAY, Gilbert

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1911. First Edition. Florence Kate Kingsford Cockerell. First edition: an Egyptian fragment translated by Gilbert Murray. The classicist explains in his preface that "the origin of this tale is in Demotic Egyptian, in prose, on a fragmentary papyrus dated 'the first month of winter, in the fifteenth year' of some king unnamed. Palaeographical evidence suggests some date about 100 B.C. ...it so fascinated me that I presently found myself, to the neglect of more urgent duties,... Read more
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AU$175.00
Clair de Lune and Other Troubadour Romances by Michael West; pictured by Evelyn Paul with music by Alfred Mereer

Clair de Lune and Other Troubadour Romances by Michael West; pictured by Evelyn Paul with music by Alfred Mereer

by [PAUL, Evelyn] WEST, Michael

Coventry: Printed by W.W. Curtis at the Cheylesmore Press for George G. Harrap, 1913. Paul, Evelyn. A splendid collection of French medieval romances in a decorated edition using ornaments and designs from the illuminated manuscript tradition. Small quarto, original gilt-decorated cloth with pictorial onlay, decorated title page, full-page colour plates and numerous smaller mounted colour plates throughout, generously decorated using Medieval ornament, previous owner's neat inscription on... Read more
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AU$150.00
Of Queen's Gardens

Of Queen's Gardens

by RUSKIN, John

Edinburgh: Printed by the Ballantyne Press for George Allen, 1902. In this exquisitely well-printed book, Ruskin eloquently discusses the proper education of women, among other things. Drawing examples from literature and poetry, from the work of romantic poets like Dante Rosetti and great playwrights like William Shakespeare, Ruskin argues for the moral superiority of the fairer sex, and, at the mercy of his velvety prose, Ruskin's picture of the ideal woman shows a beauitful and nurturing domestic... Read more
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AU$500.00
MISSAL OF JAN DE BROEDERE (SUMMER PART); illuminated Renaissance manuscript on parchment with one full-page miniature, four large miniatures, and four historiated initials by the Masters of Raphael de Mercatellis

MISSAL OF JAN DE BROEDERE (SUMMER PART); illuminated Renaissance manuscript on parchment with one full-page miniature, four large miniatures, and four historiated initials by the Masters of Raphael de Mercatellis

by Catholic Church

A LUXURIOUS DISPLAY MANUSCRIPT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL TEXTS IN CHRISTIAN LITURGY, THIS IS THE LONG-LOST MISSAL OF GERAARDSBERGEN ABBEY, NOW WITH TWO OF ITS MISSING MINIATURES FOUND AND RESTORED. Illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment, Belgium, Geraardsbergen or Grammont, c. 1510-1520, after 1506. 335 x 230 mm. 189 folios, lacking single leaf after f. 39 and probably at end, ruled in ink, written in Gothic liturgical hand in two columns of 23 lines (justification 238 x 156 mm.), music on black... Read more
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$575,000.00
Easie Rules on Earlie Rising by a late Philosopher

Easie Rules on Earlie Rising by a late Philosopher

by Henry Jeffreys Bushby. Illustrated by Lady Frances Bushby

London: Day & Son Limited, 1866. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good. Seven heavy card leaves, with bright chromos and/or text only on the recto. Five of the pages, including title, with brilliant illumination, and particularly winsom are the illustrations of a cock crowing and of a donkey. The verse is written in a mock Old English. Scarce, with only six copies listed as institutional holders on OCLC. Light foxing in the margins and on the blank versos. Light corner wear to the decorated... Read more
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$350.00
Expositio in epistolas Pauli, illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin with frontispiece miniature possibly by a son of Jean Budé

Expositio in epistolas Pauli, illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin with frontispiece miniature possibly by a son of Jean Budé

by HAIMO OF AUXERRE

A BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATED COPY OF THE COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLES OF PAUL BY HAIMO OF AUXERRE COMMISSIONED BY Jean II Budé. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, France, Paris, c. 1460-1480 and c. 1500. Dimensions 278 x 105 mm. 193 folios, catchwords, guide words, numerous small initial in red and blue, TEN LARGE DECORATED INITIALSin blue or red and gold accented with foliage and flowers, LARGE FRONTISPIECE MINIATURE with acanthus leaf border and bas-de-page the arms of Jean Budé. BINDING: Late... Read more
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$125,000.00
[Illuminated Manuscript] The Order of the administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion

[Illuminated Manuscript] The Order of the administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion

Full Calf. Very Good. N.d., mid-19th century. 4to. 24.5 by 19 cm. 172 pp. 20 full page illuminated decoration. 28 decorated capitals. Decorative letters and vignette illustrations throughout, although the decoration is concentrated near the front. While textually the manuscript is complete, the illuminator probably intended to carry forward his artistry but for whatever reason, didn't carry through fully with his objective. Still, the decoration that is contained herein is lushly beautiful... Read more
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$3,000.00
The " Petites Heures " of Charles VIII of France, Book of Hours (use of Paris); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

The " Petites Heures " of Charles VIII of France, Book of Hours (use of Paris); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

BOOK DESCRIPTION: THE "PETITES HEURES" CHARLES VIII OF FRANCE; TINY BOOK OF HOURS FOR THE PERSONAL USE OF A KING. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, France, Paris, c. 1490-1493 (before 1494). Dimensions 73 x 49 mm., 206 folios, complete, written in dark brown ink in a cursive gothic bookhand on 14 lines, burnished gold initials throughout, 5 large initials with scrolls extending into the margins, ONE HERALDIC MINIATURE, 10 SMALL MINIATURES, 12 FULL-PAGE MINIATURES. BINDING: refined... Read more
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$575,000.00
The Lindisfarne Gospels

The Lindisfarne Gospels

by Backhouse, Janet

Oxford, England: Phaidon Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed.. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 0714821489 . Many illustrations, including some in color. Bibliography, index. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages .
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$13.00
The Octateuchs: A Study in Byzantine Manuscript Illustration

The Octateuchs: A Study in Byzantine Manuscript Illustration

by John Lowden

Penn State, 1992. Hardcover. Very good/Very good.
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$40.00
French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and Their Contemporaries (2 vols.)

French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and Their Contemporaries (2 vols.)

by Meiss, Millard

New York: George Braziller / The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Cloth, 31 cm, text vol. : x + 553 pages. ; plates, vol. : unpaginated, with 898 black & white and some color illustrations. Very good copies. Bookplates on front endpapers. Extreme edges of covers slightly faded and worn. dustjackets in very good condition but for two closed tears, faded spines, and with prices clipped.
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$125.00