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Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich.  Neue Folge: Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Nationalbibliothek in Wien.  Vols. I through VII.  (Complete second series). (Also numbered continuously with the first series as Vol. VIII, parts 1-7)
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Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. Neue Folge: Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Nationalbibliothek in Wien. Vols. I through VII. (Complete second series). (Also numbered continuously with the first series as Vol. VIII, parts 1-7)

By Vienna. Zweiten Kunsthistorisches Instituts der Universität Wien & Osterreichisches Institut fur Geschichtsforschung. Schlosser, Julius & Hermann Julius Hermann, eds

7 vols. bound in 15 parts, comprising a complete set of the monumental catalogue of manuscripts in the Austrian National Library, copiously annotated, with bibliographic references throughout, each volume containing its own registers and indexes, profusely illustrated with collotype reproductions of manuscript texts and illuminations, some in color. Large 4to. Near uniform binding in brown cloth, save for vol. I in tan cloth, with brown title badge on spine. Leipzig (K. W. Hiersemann) 1923-1938. Arntzen/Rainwater M 11. First edition. Uncommon complete and in good condition. Titles in the series include: Vol. I. Die Frühmittelalterlichen Handschriften des Abendlandes. 238 pp. 36 plates and 146 figures. 1923. Spine expertly repaired. Vol. II. Die Deutschen Romanischen Handschriften. 466 pp. 44 plates and 236 figures. 1926. Vol. III. Die Romanischen Handschriften des Abendlandes. Mit Ausnahme der Deutschen Handschriften. 163 pp. 2 plates and 149 figures. 1927. Vol. IV, 1. Der Wiener Dioskurides und Die Wiener Genesis. 147 pp. 44 plates. 1937. Vol. IV, 2. Die Handschriften des X-XVIII. Jahrhunderts. 186 pp. 52 plates. 1938. Vol. V, 1. Die Italienischen Handschriften des Dugento und Trecento. Bis zur Mitte des XVI. Jahrhunderts. 1-112 pp. 44 plates. 1928. Vol. V, 2. Die Italienischen Handschriften des Dugento und Trecento. Oberitalienische Handschriften der Zweiten Halfte des XIV. Jahrhunderts. 113-228 pp. 51 plates. 1929. Vol. V, 3. Die Italienischen Handschriften des Dugento und Trecento. Neapolitanische und Toskanische Handschriften der Zweiten Halfte des XIV. Jahrhunderts. 229-369 pp. 50 plates. 1930. Vol. VI, 1. Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Italienischen Renaissance. Oberitalien: Genua, Lombardei, Emilia, Romagna. 235 pp. 70 plates. 1930. Spine starting Vol. VI, 2. Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Italienischen Renaissance. Oberitalien: Venetien. 281 pp. 74 plates. 1931. Vol. VI, 3. Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Italienischen Renaissance. Mittelitalien: Toskana, Umbrien, Rom. 225 pp. 56 plates. 1932. Vol. VI, 4. Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Italienischen Renaissance. Unteritalien: Neapel, Abruzzen, Apulien und Calabrien. 154 pp. 48 plates. 1933. Vol. VII, 1. Englische und Französische Handschriften des XIII. Jahrhunderts. 147 pp. 36 plates. 1935. Vol. VII, 2. Englische und Französische Handschriften des XIV. Jahrhunderts. 211 pp. 56 plates. 1936. Vol. VII, 3. Französische und Iberische Handschriften der ersten Hälfte des XV. Jahrhunderts. 255 pp. 64 plates. 1938.

$3000.00

La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, Conservée à Oxford, Paris et Londres.  Reproduction Intégrale du Manuscrit du XIIIe Siècle, Accompagnée de Planches Tirées de Bibles Similaires et d'une Notice.  And: Etude sur la Bible Moralisée Illustrée
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La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, Conservée à Oxford, Paris et Londres. Reproduction Intégrale du Manuscrit du XIIIe Siècle, Accompagnée de Planches Tirées de Bibles Similaires et d'une Notice. And: Etude sur la Bible Moralisée Illustrée

By Laborde, A. de

5 vols.: One vol. text (207 pp.), including detailed analytical essay, ext. notes with bibliographic material, indices, and 4 vols. containing 810 excellent plates (3 in colors and gold) reproducing all the illuminations. Large 4to and folio. Uniform boards portfolios. Paris 1911-1927. Privately printed for Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits à Peintures. The first and largest undertaking of the Society, the reproduction in toto of one of the most admirable productions of French miniature painters, which, in its diversity of content, design, and symbolical significance, has been compared to the great cathedrals.

$4850.00

Codex Purpureus Rossanensis: Museo dell'Arcivescovado, Rossano Calabro.  I. Commentarium.  II. Facsimile
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Codex Purpureus Rossanensis: Museo dell'Arcivescovado, Rossano Calabro. I. Commentarium. II. Facsimile

By Cavallo, Guglielmo; Jean Gribomont; & William C. Loerke

1987. 2 vols. I.: 213 pp. critical and descriptive text (in Italian and English) on the Byzantine codex considered to be the oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, notes, lists, bibl., index, 43 plates showing leaves; II.: 376 pp. excellent facsimile reproduction of the mss. with metallic accents highlighting the chrysography and various illuminations. 4to. Text cloth-backed boards with cardboard slipcase., mss. in 1/2 blind-stamped leather and wood. Graz/Rome (Akademische Druck/Salerno) 1987. (Codices Selecti, Facs. LXXXI, Comm. LXXXI/Codices Mirabiles, I). Dating from the 6th century, the codex, now incomplete, contains Canon Tables as well as the Gospel writings of Matthew and Mark. It is one of the most striking examples of the "purple codex" style, where each sheet of parchment was dyed a deep purple before being lined and illuminated with rich pigments and gold or silver leaf. It is thought that this manuscript originated in Syria, Palestine or Constantinople.

$6000.00

Miniaturen aus Handschriften der Kgl. Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in Munchen.  II. Flamischer Kalender (Cod. Lat. 23638)
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Miniaturen aus Handschriften der Kgl. Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in Munchen. II. Flamischer Kalender (Cod. Lat. 23638)

By Leidinger, Georg (editor)

20 pp. text and documentation, 26 plates showing the calendar and its illuminations. Large 4to. Cloth-backed boards. Munich (Riehn & Tietze) n.d.

$75.00

Sancti Beati a Liebana in Apocalypsin Codex Gerundensis.  On half title: El Apocalipsis de Gerona; Die Apokalpyse von Gerona; The Apocalypse of Gerona; L'Apocalypse de Gérone
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Sancti Beati a Liebana in Apocalypsin Codex Gerundensis. On half title: El Apocalipsis de Gerona; Die Apokalpyse von Gerona; The Apocalypse of Gerona; L'Apocalypse de Gérone

By Casanovas, Jaime Marqués, Cesar Dubler, & Wilhelm Neuss

1962. 2 vols., 88 pp. critical text in Spanish, French, German, and English on the 10th-century commentary to the Apocalypse and on the Mozarabic illuminations, notes, num. text illustrations from drawings and photographs, complete reproduction of the voluminous codex, text and illuminated pages, with 37 of the plates in color. Folio. Text vol. 1/2 leather, plate vol. in leather simulating the medieval binding. Olten/Lausanne (Urs Graf) 1962. One of 680 copies. The commentary by Beatus of Liebana is the object of a number of splendid Mozarabic codices, the most famous one at the Cathedral of Gerona.

$4850.00

Biblia Pauperum; Faksimileausgabe des Vierzigblattrigen Armenbibel-Blockbuches in der Bibliothek der Erzdiozese Esztergom
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Biblia Pauperum; Faksimileausgabe des Vierzigblattrigen Armenbibel-Blockbuches in der Bibliothek der Erzdiozese Esztergom

By Soltesz, Elizabeth

XXXI pp. description and critical text on the 15th-century blockbook, notes, iconographical list of the woodcuts, 10 text illus., 40 excellent facsimile plates showing the hand-colored woodcuts. Large 4to. Cloth, illus. d.j. Berlin (Union) 1967.

$225.00

Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. Vol. I. Die Illuminierten Handschriften in Tirol
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Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. Vol. I. Die Illuminierten Handschriften in Tirol

By Wickhoff, Franz, ed. and Hermann Julius Hermann

306 pp. scholarly critical and descriptive catalogue by H.J. Hermann of illuminated manuscripts housed in collections from the Tyrolian region of Austria, with notes, chronological and subject indices, 123 text illustrations and 23 photoengraved plates showing leaves and details. Sm. folio. Cloth along spine detached and reglued. Leipzig (Karl W. Hiersemann) 1905. The present copy is one of seven volumes from Wickhoff's monumental corpus of rare and often inaccessible manuscripts from Austrian collections.

$450.00

Early Gothic Manuscripts:  I. 1190-1250.  II. 1250-1285
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Early Gothic Manuscripts: I. 1190-1250. II. 1250-1285

By Morgan, Nigel J.

2 vols., 276, 373 pp. scholarly survey of 188 early Gothic manuscripts illuminated in the British Isles during the 12th and 13th centuries, including a general introduction characterizing the early Gothic style, glossary of terms, bibliography, plate-by-plate catalog with commentary, various indices, and 732 illustrations on ca. 225 plates, many in color, text figures, and two frontispieces. 4to. Cloth, d.j. Previous owner's name in pencil on endpapers. London/Oxford (Harvey Miller/ Oxford University Press), 1982-1988. (A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 4).

$550.00

The Psalter of Robert de Lisle in the British Library
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The Psalter of Robert de Lisle in the British Library

By Sandler, Lucy Freeman

142 pp. study of one of the finest examples of 14th-century English illumination, ext. notes, appendices incl. transcriptions and iconographical lists, bibliography, detailed critical commentary on the illuminations, 57 text illus., 25 superb tipped-in color plates. Large 4to. Cloth. New York (Oxford Univ. Press) 1983.

$125.00

The Cotton Genesis: British Library Codex Cotton Otho B. VI
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The Cotton Genesis: British Library Codex Cotton Otho B. VI

By Weitzmann, Kurt & Herbert L. Kessler

XIII, 250 pp. scholarly analysis of the late fifth century Christian manuscript and its miniature cycles, including detailed descriptions, drawings, and transcriptions of the surviving fragments, bibliography, 16 text illustrations, and 120 plates, 8 in color. 4to. Black linen stamped in gold. Princeton (Princeton University Press) 1986. (The Illustrations in the Manuscripts of the Septuagint, 1).

$450.00

The Illustrated Bibles from Tours
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The Illustrated Bibles from Tours

By Kessler, Herbert L.

XVII, 157 pp. study of the Carolingian Bibles produced in Tours around the middle of the 9th century, with discussion of each iconographic theme, formal sources, and the construction of the Bibles, notes, index, 213 illus. 4to. Cloth. Princeton (Princeton Univ. Press) 1977. (Studies in Manuscript Illumination, 7). Arntzen R 70.

$125.00

The Lorsch Gospels
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The Lorsch Gospels

By Braunfels, Wolfgang

2 vols., 23 pp. introd., notes, bibliography, 2 color plates of the ivory binding, 19 text illus., facsimile of the 235 vellum leaves (34 pp. in color incl. all those with figurative illuminations). Sm. folio. Text in wrpps., facsimile in 1/2 vellum, housed together in slipcase. New York (Braziller) 1967. The Carolingian gospels, kept in Bucharest and at the Vatican, with the binding plates in London and at the Vatican, were reunited at Aachen for the Charlemagne exhibition of 1965 and, in this connection, were photographed and published in a limited edition.

$475.00

Dis ist das Buch der Cirurgia; Hantwirckung der Wund Artzny
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Dis ist das Buch der Cirurgia; Hantwirckung der Wund Artzny

By Brunschwig, Hieronymus

Unpaginated (circa 250 pp.) facsimile reproduction of the famous work discussing surgical methods that was printed in 1497, illustrated throughout with color wood prints. Tall small 4to. 1/2 parchment and boards. Weiler im Allgäu (Druckerei Holzer) n.d. (circa 1968).

$85.00

Das Evangelistar aus St. Peter.  Eine Spatromanische Bilderhandschrift der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe.  Vollfaksimile-Ausgabe
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Das Evangelistar aus St. Peter. Eine Spatromanische Bilderhandschrift der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe. Vollfaksimile-Ausgabe

By Schmitt, Franz Anselm (editor) & Ellen Judith Beer

85 pp. critical analysis, discussion of the historical context, and description of the liturgical codex housed in the Karlsruhe library, extensive notes, bibliography, 11 text illustrations, and unpaginated (26 pp.) facsimile, in excellent colors, of the manuscript and its miniatures. Large 4to. Orig. dec. cloth. Basel (Feuermann) 1971.

$550.00

The Illustrations of the Liturgical Homilies of Gregory Nazianzenus
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The Illustrations of the Liturgical Homilies of Gregory Nazianzenus

By Galavaris, George

XIII, 269 pp. scholarly study of illuminated manuscripts of the 4th-century Byzantine sermons, crit. catalogue of extant illustrated manuscripts of the liturgical edition, comparative chart, ext. notes, bibliography, index, 475 illus. on 113 plates (1 plate in color). 4to. Cloth, d.j. Princeton (Princeton Univ. Press) 1969. (Studies in Manuscript Illumination, 6). Arntzen R 70.

$125.00

Souvenir de l'Exposition de Manuscrits Français a Peintures Organisée a la Grenville Library (British Museum) en Janvier-Mars 1932; Étude Concernant les 65 Manuscrits Exposés
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Souvenir de l'Exposition de Manuscrits Français a Peintures Organisée a la Grenville Library (British Museum) en Janvier-Mars 1932; Étude Concernant les 65 Manuscrits Exposés

By London. Grenville Library, British Museum

42 pp. catalogue discussing sixty-five French illuminated manuscripts dating between the 9th through 16th centuries, including an introductory essay by Eric G. Millar and full descriptions of each manuscript, bibliographical notes, 65 plates. 4to. Text and plates loose as issued and housed in boards portfolio, covers slightly stained, edges rubbed. Paris (Publications de la Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits a Peintures) 1933.

$150.00

Les Joyaux de l'Enluminure à la Bibliothèque Nationale
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Les Joyaux de l'Enluminure à la Bibliothèque Nationale

By Martin, Henry

XII, 135 pp. text including a survey of the history of illumination, crit. descriptions, notes, bibliography of Martin's writings, 127 illus. on 102 fine plates (2 plates in beautiful color) showing illuminations from 71 outstanding codices in the collection. Sm. folio. Orig. printed wrpps. Paris (Van Oest) 1928. Chamberlin 1225.

$125.00

Vergilausgaben, Grosser Drucker
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Vergilausgaben, Grosser Drucker

By Crous, Ernst

Unpaginated (circa 9 pp.) introduction to a presentation of 15 title pages and opening pages of Virgil's works published between 1469 and 1789 (some plates in color). Folio. Plates loose as issued in cloth portfolio, cover rubbed, small note in pencil and stamp inside front cover. Berlin (Reichsdruckerei) 1930.

$150.00

Bibliotheque de Mme. Th. Belin
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Bibliotheque de Mme. Th. Belin

By Paris. Librairie Giraud-Badin

3 vols: I. Precieux Manuscrits a Miniatures, Livres à figures des XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe Siècles, Riches Reliures Anciennes Armoriées. II-III. Livres des XVe, XVIe, XVIIe, et XVIII Siècles, Riches Reliures Anciennes Armoriées. 120, 136, 166 pp. critical and descriptive auction catalogue of nearly 1,000 items, 124 nice plates showing single volumes or small groups of exquisitely bound books, most photographed carefully so that blind stamping or leather grain is visible. 4to. Cloth. Paris (Bosse/Giraud-Badin) 1936-37. Ex-libris copy (bookplates, some marginal notation).

$125.00

Das Wettinger Graduale.  Eine Geistliche Bilderfolge vom Meister des Kasseler Willehalmcodex und seinem Nachfolger
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Das Wettinger Graduale. Eine Geistliche Bilderfolge vom Meister des Kasseler Willehalmcodex und seinem Nachfolger

By Mollwo, Marie

XVI, 146 pp. scholarly description and analysis of the Wettinger Graduale, the Willehalmcodex, and related illuminated manuscripts, extensive notes, appendices including material on different workshops, bibliography, 60 illustrations on fine plates (2 in color). 4to. Boards portfolio, contents loose as issues, text largely uncut. Bern (Schweizerische Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft) 1944. One of 531 copies.

$175.00