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The Luttrell Psalter, written and illuminated in England during the second quarter of the fourteenth century, is widely famed as a source of pictorial information about everyday life in the Middle Ages. This book focuses on the experience of work and domestic life on the Luttrell Manors as depicted in the wealth of attractive marginal illustrations contained in the manuscript. Blue pictorial cardwraps. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0802083994. Minor scuff mark to rear cover. Previous owner's yellow address label to title page else a lovely copy.
THE LIMBOURG BROTHERS: NIJMEGEN MASTERS AT THE FRENCH COURT 1400-1416
Written by Rob Duckers; Pieter Roelofs.
Stock no. 1825613
Published by Ludion, Museum. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name which ran from 28 August - 20 November 2005. The Limbourg brothers were famous for their miniature paintings and late Gothic manuscript illuminators. Large format, very heavy! Dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour illustrations throughout. 447 numbered pages. ISBN: 9055445967. A few minor marks to boards. Text block lightly browned else contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper has a tiny closed tear to top edge and is unevenly faded.
THE DOUCE APOCALYPSE: PICTURING THE END OF THE WORLD IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Written by Nigel Morgan.
Stock no. 1825594
Published by Bodleian Library. 1st 2006. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The Douce Apocalypse, an illuminated luxury manuscript, was made for prince Edward, later Edward I, and his wife Eleanor of Castile in 1270. The text and images had a contemporary significance in the 13th century are were interpreted in the context of prophecies concerning the coming of the Antichrist. This volume conveys both the beauty of the original illuminated manuscript and the enduring fascination of its contents. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781851243600. A lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
THE HOLKHAM BIBLE PICTURE BOOK: A FACSIMILE
Written by Michelle P. Brown.
Stock no. 1825489
Published by The British Library. 1st thus 2007. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
This celebrated medieval picture-book terlls the Biblical story, focusing upon the Creation to the Flood, the Life of Christ, and the Apocolypse with the ehlp of illustrations of everyday 14th century England. This facsimile includes Michelle Brown's full transcript and translation of the text, and a commentary based on her unrivalled knowledge of the period. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour facsimile illustrations. ISBN: 9780712309905. Pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed to rear panel else a lovely copy.
A glorious Folio Society facsimile edition of a unique medieval Picture-Bible which first surfaced in 1816 when it was bought by Thomas Coke of Holham Hall. Large format. Three quarter bound in blue leather, raised bands to spine, gilt decorations to spine. Blue patterned cloth boards with leather onlay to front containing title in red and gilt vignette. All edges gilt. Blue ribbon page marker. Illuminated manuscript. Limited to 1750 numbered copies and 25 lettered copies. Complete with Commentary by Michelle P. Brown which is bound with a blue cloth spine with gilt title and blue paper boards with white title onlay to front. This is copy no. 356. The Bible and the commentary are in fine condition contained in the original solander box which just has a tiny dent to lower edge of front side.
A facsimile of manuscript Bodley 764 in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Large format. Handbound in red/orange goatskin leather over bevelled boards, blocked with a design by David Eccles. Limited to 1980 numbered copies and 20 lettered copies. Raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Blue ribbon page marker. An illuminated manuscript. 137 numbered pages. Together with a blue cloth bound commentary & translation with gilt title to spine and vignette to front. Commentary by De Hamel, translation by Barber. Facsimile volume is a tiny bit rubbed at front edge of spine and has a tiny scratch mark to front cover. Blue solander slipcase is bumped at corners with a couple of tiny dents at edges.
A CHRONICLE OF THE CRUSADES (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Sebastien Mamerot; Thierry Delcourt; Danielle Queruel; Fabrice Masanes. Illustrated by Jean Colombe.
Stock no. 1821637
Published by Taschen. 1st 2009. Slightly better than very good condition.
Two volumes. Large format. Les Passages d'Outremer - The Expeditions to Outremer. Facsimile of the manuscript of 1474 illuminated by Colombe and a commentary volume with complete translation of the manuscript. Red paper boards with pictorial onlays to front sides. Gilt titles. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9783836505550. Corners of boards very lightly rubbed. A few very light scuff marks to boards. Contents fine. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly bumped & rubbed at corners, lower front edge scuffed with tiny piece of surface paper removal to underside, rear vertical edge lightly scuffed.
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. Introduction, notes on the illuminations, transcription and English translation by Goldstein. Very large format. Colour illustrations. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles, English title to front board, Hebrew to rear board. Some text in Hebrew. Small mark to lower edge of front board. Gilt title to spine a little rubbed. Contained in matching publisher's slipcase which has some very light fading.