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English Illuminated Manuscripts from the Xth to the XIIIth Century

English Illuminated Manuscripts from the Xth to the XIIIth Century

by MILLAR (Eric G.)

G. van Oest, Paris & Brussels. 1926. Folio, coloured frontis., 100 plates in collotype reproducing 164 exquisite miniatures, recent half red morocco, raised bands, gilt, leather labels on spine. Standard work on English illumination, tracing its history from the first revival after the Danish invasions down to the year 1300.
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£295.00
LIBER SUPER ETHICORUM ARISTOTELIS (Commentary on the Ethics of Aristotle);Illuminated manuscript on vellum By Thomas Aquinas

LIBER SUPER ETHICORUM ARISTOTELIS (Commentary on the Ethics of Aristotle);Illuminated manuscript on vellum By Thomas Aquinas

by Thomas Aquinas

BOOK DESCRIPTION: ELEGANT RENAISSANCE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT IN NEAR PRISTINE CONDITION IN LATIN ON VELLUM, Northeastern Italy (Venice), c. 1470, 340 x 235 mm.,160 folios, complete (collation, i-xii10, xii8, xiii-xvi10, xvii2), written in rounded southern gothic bookhands by three scribes in two columns of forty to thirty-eight lines (justification, 213-205 x 150-148 mm.), the first scribe copied ff. 1-67rb, and ff. 81va, line 27- 82ra, line 19, the second scribe, ff. 67va-81va, line 26, and the third... Read more
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$225,000.00
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
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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AU$10.00
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
The Romance of Alexander: A Collotype Facsimile of MS. Bodley 264. With an Introduction by M.R. James

The Romance of Alexander: A Collotype Facsimile of MS. Bodley 264. With an Introduction by M.R. James

by JAMES (M.R.)

The Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1933. First Edition, Elephant folio, [vi],50,[2]pp., 4 coloured plates highlighted with gilt, 208 collotype facsimile plates, orig. cloth. This large facsimile of the most famous illuminated manuscript in the Bodleian Library was made possible by a substantial donation, made anonymously through the Friends of the Bodleian. Four of its pages are reproduced in full colour; Mr. W.A. Cadbury, Mr. A. Chester Beatty, Mr. C.W. Dyson Perrins, and Mr. C.H. St. John Hornby having... Read more
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£695.00
PETRUS PICTAVIENSIS [PETER OF POITIERS], Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi (A Compendium of History in the Genealogy of Christ); in Latin, illuminated scroll on parchment

PETRUS PICTAVIENSIS [PETER OF POITIERS], Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi (A Compendium of History in the Genealogy of Christ); in Latin, illuminated scroll on parchment

by PETRUS PICTAVIENSIS [PETER OF POITIERS]

THIS IS AN ASTONISHINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND RARE ILLUSTRATED EARLY GOTHIC CHRONICLE SCROLL THAT PROVIDES A SUMMARY OF BIBLICAL HISTORY IN THE FORM OF A GENEALOGY FROM ADAM TO CHRIST. An illuminated scroll on parchment, in Latin, England (perhaps Oxford?), c. 1230-1250. Dimensions c. 3445 x 278-274 mm. The scroll composed of six membranes of varying dimensions, pasted together and joined end to end, with some loss of text at ends. Written in a formal gothic bookhand, layout varies, in one to three columns,... Read more
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$450,000.00
The Decorated Letter

The Decorated Letter

by Alexander, J.J.G

New York: Braziller, 1978. First edition. Paperback. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Near fine. 40 pages. Forty-color plates, and eighteen black and white figures. Bibliography. With critical commentary on each color plate by the author. Owner notation.
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$25.00
The Vespasian Psalter

The Vespasian Psalter

by David H. Wright; Alistair Campbell

Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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$450.00
Illuminated Sarum Missal; illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin

Illuminated Sarum Missal; illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin

MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT WITH SKILLFULLY EXECUTED BORDER ILLUMINATIONS AND INITIALS. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, England (London), c. 1400-1425 (before 1423?). Dimensions 215 x 150 mm, 151 folios, lacking six leaves, main text written in a gothic bookhand, horizontal catchwords, prickings remain, one-line alternating red and blue initials, two-line blue initials with red penwork, EIGHTEEN LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS with scrolling acanthus borders. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY... Read more
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$160,000.00
Lindisfarne Gospels

Lindisfarne Gospels

by Backhouse, Janet

Phaidon Press Ltd, 1981-09-10. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good Jacket. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£7.89
Gebett Buch

Gebett Buch

by Stark, Joseph

Wellrichstait (?), Germany , 1768. Full Calf. Card stock slipcase. . Very Good. As fine a folk art Gebetbuch manuscript as one is bound to find, with its artist's identity given and precisely dated to the mid-eigtheenth century. 12mo. 16 by 10 cm. Three title pages, two frontises, 213 pages paginated. 21 pages which are fully painted, or essentially so, with many other pages with substantial illustration, including ornate decorative motives, painted cameos, etc. The style is peasant Rococo,... Read more
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$5,750.00
Western Manuscripts and Miniatures (December 1, 1998)

Western Manuscripts and Miniatures (December 1, 1998)

by Sotheby's

London: Sotheby's. As New with no dust jacket. 1998. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Soft Cover. This is the catalog for Sotheby's Sale No. LN8737, held in London on December 1, 1998. 101 lots. Profusely illustrated in Color and B&W.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. Sotheby's Auction Catalogs Series. Catalog. Vol. 8737. Color and B&W Photographs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 136 pp .
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$40.00
ST. JEROME, Letter LIV To Furia [To Furia, On the Duty of Remaining a Widow], in the translation by CHARLES BONIN; illuminated manuscript in French with a full-page miniature by the Master of Spencer 6 (active c. 1490 to 1510)

ST. JEROME, Letter LIV To Furia [To Furia, On the Duty of Remaining a Widow], in the translation by CHARLES BONIN; illuminated manuscript in French with a full-page miniature by the Master of Spencer 6 (active c. 1490 to 1510)

by ST. JEROME, Letter LIV To Furia

A UNIQUE DELUXE TRANSLATION OF ST. JEROME'S LETTER TO THE WIDOW FURIA WITH FRONTISPIECE BY THE MASTER OF THE SPENCER 6 FROM THE LIBRARY OF ANNE DE POLIGNAC. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in French, France, likely Bourges, c. 1500-1510. Dimensions 210 x 135 mm. 63 folios, written in a lettre bâtarde on up to 17 lines, one three-line DECORATED INITIAL with gold floral decoration (f. 6v), ONE full-page miniature in a gold architectural frame (f. 5). BINDING: Contemporary purple velvet binding over... Read more
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$160,000.00
The Treasures of Mount Athos

The Treasures of Mount Athos

by Pelekanidis, S. M.; Christou, P. C.; Tsioumis, C. & Kadas, S, N

Ekdotike Athenon. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. Hardback. Please note this is a heavy item and may incur extra shipping charges for international orders.; 2 volumes in slipcases in very good condition, leatherette boards, richly illustrated dust jackets, Dust jacket of volume one has a single small scuff mark/tear to bottom edge, no ownership name, pages clean and unmarked in both volumes. ; 14.30 X 10.40 X 2.30 inches .
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£150.00
The Golden Age : Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duc de Berry

The Golden Age : Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duc de Berry

by Thomas, Marcel

London UK: Chatto & Windus, 1979. Illustrated throughout with 40 color plates and B&W art reproductions. Covers clean, colors bright, minor edge and handling wear. Pages [119] clean, unmarked, binding tight, very slight lean to spine, light top block dust spotting. Media Mail, Priority & most international shipping include free tracking information. Every book listed is located in my smoke free and climate controlled shop. All are inspected by me and will have qualities and/or flaws... Read more
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$12.00
Illuminated Manuscript of Victorian Verse and Floral Decoration

Illuminated Manuscript of Victorian Verse and Floral Decoration

by F. G. B

Full Morocco. Very Good. With twelve leaves of verse, written in a calligraphic hand, and floral and/or illuminated decoration. The first leaf is of armorial decoration and the mottos "Ich Dien" atop and "ung ic sepvepsg" below, both written on ribboned ornament. The leaves following feature fluent rhymed verse surrounded by exquisite Victorian Era floral decoration. The poems have a spiritual or religious overtone; the glory of the book is the decoration, adapted from Gothic... Read more
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$2,500.00
Legenda aurea

Legenda aurea

by VORAGINE, Jacobus de

An Early Copy of the Most Popular Dominican Work, with a Provenance from a Great Dominican Convent VORAGINE, Jacobus de. Legenda aurea. 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... Read more
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$125,000.00
Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

by Weitzmann, Kurt

New York: George Braziller. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Text is clean. Cover shows light wear. Dust jacket shows some edgewear, front flap is creased. States First Edition. .
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$12.50
Theuerdank: The Adventures of the Knight

Theuerdank: The Adventures of the Knight

by Kaiser Maximillian I; Stephan Fussel

Taschen. Fine. THE AMAZING TALES OF THE KNIGHT THEUERDANK AND HIS COMPANION, EHRENHOLD, COMPRISE THE LAST GREAT EPIC VERSE OF THE LATE MIDDLE AGES. THE COURAGEOUS KNIGHT'S JOURNEY TO WOO HIS FUTURE WIFE, MARY OF BURGANDY, AND HIS TRIUMPH IN BATTLES AND OTHER DANGEROUS SITUATIONS ARE THE FOCUS OF THIS HIGHLY EMBELLISHED "REAL-LIFE" STORY OF EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN ] (1459-1519). KING OF GERMANY BEFORE BECOMING HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR IN 1508, MAXIMILIAN WAS A GREAT PATRON OF THE ARTS AND... Read more
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$50.00
chronicle of the world 1493: The complete and annotated Nuremburg Chronicle

chronicle of the world 1493: The complete and annotated Nuremburg Chronicle

by Hartmann Schedel

Taschen, 2001. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. In "suede" covers. Corner mildly bumped.
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$275.00
The Luttrell Psalter. The Additional Manuscript 42130 in the British Museum

The Luttrell Psalter. The Additional Manuscript 42130 in the British Museum

by MILLAR (Eric G.)

Printed for the Trustees. 1932. Folio, [x],61,[1]pp., coloured frontis., 1 coloured plate, 183 monochrome plates, title in red and black, orig. gilt buckram, a little rubbed and stained, uncut. Reproduces all the important illustrations from this great English manuscript from the East Anglia school, dating from about 1340 A.D. The reproductions are on the scale of the original and the two fine colour plates accurately present the splendid colouring of the MS.
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£395.00
Erbauung des Herzens.

Erbauung des Herzens.

Cloth spine band. . Fine. An exquisite nineteenth century illuminated manuscript. N.d., 19th century. 12mo. 17.5 by 12 cm. Unpaginated, eight vellum leaves, with rich illumination of 14 of the pages, including the front cover. The illumination accompanies a pietistic poem about prayer and faith. We assume the poem, unknown to us, was written by the unidentified illuminator/artist. Regardless, the poem is secondary to the lush decoration, which although based on classic illumination floral and... Read more
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$2,500.00