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Illuminated Manuscripts Books & Ephemera

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts : A Guide to Technical Terms

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts : A Guide to Technical Terms

by Brown, Michelle P

British Library, 1994 8vo (23.5 cm), 120 pp. Laminated wrappers. "What is a florilegium? What is an incipit? What is batarde script? This book--part of the Museum's popular Looking at series--offers definitions of these and numerous other techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Concise and readable explanations ofthe technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily portable format. With numerous illustrations, many... Read more about this item
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$23.21
The Ashkenazi Haggadah : a Hebrew manuscript of the mid-15th century from the collections of the British Library written and illuminated by Joel ben Simeon called Feibusch Ashkenazi; with a commentary attributed to Eleazar ben Judah of Worms

The Ashkenazi Haggadah : a Hebrew manuscript of the mid-15th century from the collections of the British Library written and illuminated by Joel ben Simeon called Feibusch Ashkenazi; with a commentary attributed to Eleazar ben Judah of Worms

by Goldstein, D. ; Simeon, J. ben ; Judah, E. Ben

Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, first edition, 1985. Cloth, gilt cover-titles in English and Hebrew, folio, 39 cm,. 40 pp, 98 plates of facs. Includes facsimile of British Library MS. Additional 14762 and a parallel Hebrew transcription and English translation, English introduction and notes. Small bookseller label on rear inside board, Fine in Near Fine publisher's cloth slipcase with English and Hebrew titles in gilt.
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$58.00
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 about this item
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$58,000.00
Kostbare Handschriften: Jubiläumsausstellung zur 400-Jahr-Feier d. Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg im Jahre 1982. Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg

Kostbare Handschriften: Jubiläumsausstellung zur 400-Jahr-Feier d. Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg im Jahre 1982. Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg

Reichert, 1982 4to (28 cm), 164 pp. Laminated wrappers (wrappers slightly frayed at the head). "Precious Manuscripts" serves as the catalogue for an exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. It provides descriptions of 72 items, ranging from papyri to those dating up to the end of the 16th century.
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$12.22
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 series featuring particularly interesting and appealing pages selected from the most important Eastern and Western Manuscripts. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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$12.06
The Illustrations in the Manuscripts of the Septuagint. [ Volumes 1 to 3 ( only, of 6) bound in 5, complete ]

The Illustrations in the Manuscripts of the Septuagint. [ Volumes 1 to 3 ( only, of 6) bound in 5, complete ]

by Weitzmann, K.; Kessler, H.L.; Bernabo, M. ; De Wald, E.T

Princeton University Press, Princeton, first editions, vol 1 1986; vol II 1999; vol III 1941-42. 3 vols in 5, cloth, gilt cover device, large 4to,. vol I: xiii, 250 pp, 8 colour plates, 538 b/w ills; vol II: xvi, 404 pp + 23 colour ills, 1552 b/w ills; vol III: [5], 56 pp, 73 plates + xv, 53pp, 58 plates. The first 3 volumes (only) of the 6 volume set, comprising 5 books, as follows: Volume I: The Cotton Genesis: British Library Codex Cotton Otho B. VI, by Kurt Weitzmann & Herbert L. Kessler,... Read more about this item
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$975.00
Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Museum: Miniatures, Borders, and Initials Reproduced in Gold and Colours. Second Series

Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Museum: Miniatures, Borders, and Initials Reproduced in Gold and Colours. Second Series

by Warner, George F

Longmans and Co, 1900 Folio (39 cm), [3] ff, 15 plates in color and 16 leaves of text with descriptions. Housed in the publisher's cloth-backed folder (folder rubbed, ties missing, occasional foxing inside). This collection features beautifully printed facsimiles, intended to be reproduced in their original color, from illuminated manuscripts in the British Museum. The first series was published in 1899.
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$146.58
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
Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library. Volume 1: German, Dutch, Flemish, French and Spanish Schools

Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library. Volume 1: German, Dutch, Flemish, French and Spanish Schools

by Pacht, Otto; Alexander, J. J. G

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966 4to (28 cm), front., XVI, 108 pp, 66 plates. Publisher's cloth and dust jacket. First volume of the catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the Bodleian Library. The second volume (Italian) was published in 1970, the third (British, Irish and Icelandic) in 1973.
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$36.64
Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana

Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana

Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1985 4to (32 cm), 280 pp. Gilt leather in cloth slipcase. Exquisitely crafted history of the Vatican Library, adorned with 126 facsimiles showcasing the most significant illuminated manuscripts.
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$122.15
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts

by Narkiss, B. ; Roth, C

Encyclopaedia Judaica, Jerusalem, first edition, 1969. Cloth, folio, 35 cm,. 175, [1] pp, 60 colour facs,. Bump near head of spine, otherwise Very Good in a used and creased dustwrapper.
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$26.00
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 Wormald, F. ; 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 some... Read more about this item
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$10.00
The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting, 1200-1500

The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting, 1200-1500

by Richard Marks & Nigel Morgan

George Braziller, New York, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 119 pages, illustrated in colour throughout. Original card covers. Unread. Slightly bowed due to poor prior storage. Otherwise contents clean & bright throughout. THERE IS MORE THAN ONE PICTURE OF THIS ITEM TO SHOW YOU MORE DETAILS. Size: 20 x 28 cms. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Varied Books; ISBN: 0807609722. ISBN/EAN: 9780807609729. Inventory No: 514378. This item may require more postage than the rates shown... Read more about this item
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$22.87
A Book of Miniatures

A Book of Miniatures

by Formaggio, D. ; Basso, C

Peter Nevill, London, first English-language edition, 1962. Cloth, gilt cover-title, large 4to, 34 cm,. 143, [1] pp, 132 mounted colour ills. From the blurb: "Few of the arts have offered as rewarding and faithful a picture of the culture of their times as has manuscript illumination. And few have contained as concise a history of the painting of a particular era. Here, in a handsome volume containing over 130 beautiful colour plates, we find a history and an interpretation of the exacting art of... Read more about this item
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$19.00
Italian Miniatures

Italian Miniatures

by Salmi, Mario

London: Collins, 1957 4to (30.5 cm), 213 pp (including 124 plates). Publisher's cloth and dust jacket (dj clipped and frayed at extremities, parts of paper missing, binding slightly stained at top, very good inside). A history of Italian miniature painting published on occasion of the National-Historical Exhibition of Miniatures, which took place in Rome in 1953. The exhibition enabled the author to gather works of all schools of miniature painting, much of which had never been published before and... Read more about this item
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$12.22
Books of hours and their owners / John Harthan ; with 89 illustrations, 72 in colour

Books of hours and their owners / John Harthan ; with 89 illustrations, 72 in colour

by Harthan, John P

London : Thames & Hudson, 1978. 2nd edition. Hardcover. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 192 pp., illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles ; 32 cm. Subjects; Catholic Church. Book of hours. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Liturgy.
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$30.00
Splendour, Gravity, Emotion: French Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections

Splendour, Gravity, Emotion: French Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections

by Korteweg, Anne S

Zwolle: Waanders Publishers, 2002 4to (32 cm), 224 pp. Publisher's cloth & dust jacket. The catalogue published on occasion of the exhibition in Museum Meermanno-Westeenianum, The Hague which marked museum reopening and presented opportunity to display an outstanding selection of works from the Museum's medieval book collections, together with many medieval treasures from the holding of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. From both collections French manuscripts have been chosen that excel in both... Read more about this item
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$35.42
Cultural interplay in the eighth century : the Trier Gospels and the making of a scriptorium at Echternach

Cultural interplay in the eighth century : the Trier Gospels and the making of a scriptorium at Echternach

by Netzer, N

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, first edition, 1994. Cloth, 8vo,. xvi, 258 pp, ills. From the publisher's summary: "This is the first detailed study of the Trier Gospels, an important early medieval manuscript. Through an investigation of its production, Professor Netzer reveals the cross-cultural influences among the Insular, Continental, and Mediterranean worlds in the eighth century, demonstrating in particular the complicated process of cultural interplay that took place in the... Read more about this item
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$41.00
The Wharncliffe Hours: A Fifteenth Century Illuminated Prayerbook in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria Australia

The Wharncliffe Hours: A Fifteenth Century Illuminated Prayerbook in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria Australia

Thames & Hudson, 1981 12mo (19 cm), 96 pp. Publisher's cloth, top edge gilt, gilt-lettered front board and spine, cloth slip-case (minor shelf-wear). An introduction and commentaries by Margaret Manion. 12 facsimile pages reproduced in color and gold.
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$61.07
Large Historiated Initial Featuring Illuminated Miniature of a Pope

Large Historiated Initial Featuring Illuminated Miniature of a Pope

by ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF

Germany: np, 1491. First edition. Framed. Very Good. LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL DEPICTING A POPE, FINELY ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND RICH COLOUR. Reading from a lectern, the Pope is depicted in full regalia, wearing the distinctive triple crown, or triregnum, and holding the crucifix-topped crosier. His robe is a deep blue and likely pigmented by lapis lazuli-a mineral so valuable in Medieval Europe that is typically reserved for the Virgin Mary and occasionally referred to as blue gold. A vista of green... Read more about this item
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$7,500.00
I Codici Miniati del Museo di San Marco a Firenze

I Codici Miniati del Museo di San Marco a Firenze

by Chiarelli, Renzo

Florence: Bonechi, 1968 Folio (36 cm), 72 pp, 32 ff of plates. Hardcover in dust jacket and printed plastic wrappers (plastic wrappers chipped at bottom, dj slightly rubbed at extremities). The library of the Dominican monastery of San Marco in Florence is widely regarded as the first public library in Europe. Commissioned by Cosimo de' Medici between 1437 and 1444, it houses a wealth of valuable manuscripts, including those once owned by the Medici family, Pico della Mirandola, and Poliziano. This... Read more about this item
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$58.63
Livres d'Heures imprimés au XVe et au XVIe siècle, conservés dans les bibliothèques publiques de Paris : catalogue

Livres d'Heures imprimés au XVe et au XVIe siècle, conservés dans les bibliothèques publiques de Paris : catalogue

by Lacombe, P

B. de Graaf, Nieuwkoop, 1963 reprint of the 1907 first edition. Cloth, gilt cover- and spine-titles, 8vo,. lxxxiv, 438, [1] pp. Contents include: Introduction; Ateliers Parisiens; Ateliers Provinciaux (Besançon, Douai, Goupillières, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Poitiers, Rennes, Rouen, Tours, Troyes); Ateliers Étrangers (Alsace-Lorraine: Kirchheim, Metz; Angleterre: Londres; Italie: Cortemaggiore, Ferrare, Naples, Venise; Pays-Bas: Anvers, Delft; Origines indéterminées);... Read more about this item
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$13.00
The Decorated Letter

The Decorated Letter

by Jonathan James Graham Alexander

George Braziller, New York, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. Titles, introduction, notes, bibliography & illustration lists to front. In Illuminated Manuscripts of every period, on page after page of flowing text, a special place of honor was reserved for the Decorated Letter or Initial. In this space the artist would insert a veritable jewel, and the text page would spring to life with vibrant reds, radiant blues, delicate shades of green and... Read more about this item
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$25.70