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HIDDEN HANDS: THE LIVES OF MANUSCRIPTS AND THEIR MAKERS
Written by Mary Wellesley.
Stock no. 1827775
Published by Riverrun. Circa 2021. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Manuscripts are not only the stuff of history and literature, but they offer some of the only tangible evidence we have of entire lives, long receded. Without manuscripts, many historical figures would be lost to us, as well as those of lower social status, women and people of colour, their stories erased and the remnants of their labours destroyed. Grey cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781529400939. 3rd printing. A very nice copy.

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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS IN CAMBRIDGE PART ONE (TWO VOLUMES)
Written by Stella Panayotova; Nigel Morgan.
Stock no. 1827178
Published by Harvey Miller Publishers. Circa 2009. Nearly fine condition.

Volume One: The Frankish Kingdoms; Northern Netherlands; Germany; Bohemia; Hungary; Austria. Volume Two: The Meuse Region; Southern Netherlands. Large format. Blue cloth boards. ISBN: 9781905375479. Still in original shrinkwrap! A few minor marks, scuffs and a tiny hole to shrinkwrap. A few minor knocks to board edges. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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CATALOGUE OF ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS MUSEUM PLANTIN-MORETUS, ANTWERP
Written by Lieve Watteeuw; Catherine Reynolds.
Stock no. 1827166
Published by Peeters. 1st 2013. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

This catalogue is published in the series of the Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts (volume 20). Large format. Red cloth boards, white titles. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9789042929159. 'In memory of Melvin R. Seiden' plate taped in to front endpaper. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased and very lightly scuffed.

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GUIDE TO THE ART OF ILLUMINATING AND MISSAL PAINTING
Written by W. Audsley; G. Audsley.
Stock no. 1827144
Published by George Rowney And Co.. 12th 1868. Good condition.

Blue textured cloth boards with embossed pattern and gilt title to front. 8 lithographic plates. All edges gilt. 72 pages plus 40 page publisher adverts to rear. Boards browned and marked, rubbed at edges, corners lightly worn. Front joint starting to crack. Front hinge pulled but binding is tight. Prelims and endpapers are grubby. Damp stain to verso of frontis, small damp stain to top margin of plates. Contents are a little grubby. If frontis is plate 4, all plates are present else plate 4 is missing.

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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.

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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.

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LIBER BESTIARUM
Written by Christopher De Hamel; Richard Barber.
Stock no. 1321645
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

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.

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THE ASHKENAZI HAGGADAH
Written by Joel Ben Simeon; Feibusch Ashkenazi; Eleazar Ben Judah Of Worms; David Goldstein.
Stock no. 1821635
Published by Steimatzky. 1st 1985. Nearly fine condition.

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.

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