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image of French Painting in the Time of Jean De Berry. The Late XIV Century and the Patronage of the Duke

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London and New York: Phaidon Press, 1969. Two volumes, large 4to: text and plates. Profusely illustrated with 845 illustrations, of which 12 are color and tipped-in. Original cloth; dust jackets. A near-fine set with slightest spotting to sheet edges, the jackets fresh and bright. Second edition. [Image shows both this set and the separately-listed volume dedicated to The Boucicaut… Read more
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image of French Painting in the Time of Jean De Berry. The Boucicaut Master

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London and New York: Phaidon Press, 1968. Large 4to. Profusely illustrated with 497 illustrations, of which 14 are color and tipped-in. Original cloth; dust jacket. A near-fine copy with slightest spotting to sheet edges, the jacket fresh and bright. FIRST EDITION. [Image shows both this volume and the separately-listed set dedicated to The Late XIV Century and the Patronage… Read more
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$65.00
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The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066

by BACKHOUSE, Janet / D.H. TURNER / Leslie WEBSTER, editors

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Published
1984
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$60.00

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Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1984. First edition. Fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION, issued simultaneously in cloth. Two hundred treasures of pre-Norman art are described and illustrated, including the Alfred Jewel, the Benedictionals of St. Aethelwold and Archbishop Robert, the Exeter Book, and the Beowulf manuscript.
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Art Treasures in Germany: Monuments, Masterpieces, Commissions and Collections

by WAETZOLDT, Stephan, introduction / Trewin COPPLESTONE and Bernard S. MYERS, general editors

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Published
1970
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$50.00

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London and Sydney: Paul Hamlyn, 1970. First edition. Fine/near-fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in color. Original brown gilt-decorated cloth; original pictorial dust jacket (trifling nick at foot of spine panel). FIRST EDITION. Covering circa 550 B.C. to the 19th Century, with essays on the Merovingians, Charlemagne and the Ottonians (by Sabrina Mitchell), the Cathedral builders of the Romanesque (by… Read more
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Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450

by [METROPOLITAN MUSEUM ON ART] KANTER, Laurence B.; Barbara Drake BOEHM; Carl Brandon STREHLKE; Gaudenz FREULER; Chrisa C. MAYER THURMAN; Pia PALLADINO

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Published
1994
Condition
Fine, as new in original shrink wrap
Edition
First edition
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$100.00

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New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N Abrams, 1994. First edition. Fine, as new in original shrink wrap/fine. Folio. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; original pictorial dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, published to accompany the exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in 1994-95. This catalogue studies five generations of… Read more
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The Stavelot Triptych

by [PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY] RYSKAMP, Charles

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Published
1980
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
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$25.00

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New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1980. First edition. Very good. Square 4to. Illustrated in color. Original printed wrappers, AS-NEW IN ORIGINAL PLASTIC SEAL (some contraction of the pastic seal with associated buckling of the text block). FIRST EDITION, an unsealed copy. This triptych was made in the Meuse Valley, Belgium, circa 1130-1158. It is the earliest surviving… Read more
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The Written Word: Inscriptions, Texts and Illuminated Manuscripts from 3200 B.C. to the Invention of Printing in the XVth Century

by PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY

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Published
1945
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
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$20.00

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New York: The Pierpoint Morgan Library, 1945. First edition. Very good. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, front cover with color illustration mounted (a few nicks at edges). FIRST EDITION. This exhibition was held 14 December 1944 to 14 April 1945. It commenced with examples of Mesopotamian seals and clay tables and concluded with 41 manuscripts from the Fourteenth and… Read more
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The Great Lambeth Bible

by DODWELL, C.R.

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Published
1959
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
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$50.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1959. First edition. Very good. 4to. Eight tipped-in color plates. Original red cloth (a few small spots on front cover). FIRST EDITION, with notes on the description, style, iconography, and provenance of one of the acknowledged masterpieces of English Romanesque art.
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Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

by WEITZMANN, Kurt

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Published
1977
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$50.00

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New York: George Braziller, 1977. First edition. Fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in color. Original pictorial wrappers. FIRST EDITION, the third in Braziller's series on important Eastern and Western manuscripts. The author, professor at Princeton, provides introduction and commentaries on 48 manuscripts.
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Jean Fouquet

by PERLS, Klaus G.

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Published
1940
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition
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$30.00

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London, Paris and New York: The Hyperion Press, 1940. First edition. Good. 4to. Color plates, black-and-white illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers (two small pieces of clear tape on spine); original glassine (portions lacking). FIRST EDITION of the standard appraisal of the life and work of the 15th-century French painter, Jean Fouquet.
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Illuminated Manuscripts

by HERBERT, J.A.

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Published
1911
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition
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$100.00

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London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, 1911. First edition. Good. Tall 8vo. 51 black-and-white plates. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered and -decorated on front cover and spine (front joint partly spit, some light wear at extremities). FIRST EDITION, in the original cloth. J.A. Herbert became the Deputy Keeper of the Manuscripts in the British Museum, where he specialized in illumination… Read more
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English Romanesque Art 1066-1200

by ZARNECKI, George / Janet HOLT / Tristram HOLLAND, editors

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Published
1984
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1984. First edition. Fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION, issued simultaneously in wrappers and cloth. This exhibition was held at the Hayward Gallery, London, 5 April-8 July 1984. The essays by leading scholars in the field include studies of manuscripts, wall-paintings, stained glass, sculpture, ivory carvings, metalwork,… Read more
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Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture

by WILLIAMSON, Paul

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Published
1984
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$40.00

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New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, Ltd, 1984. First edition. Fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Original blue cloth; original pictorial dust jacket. FIRST EDITION. A catalogue of 51 sculptures from France, Italy, England, Spain, and Cyprus.
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Romanesque Bible Illumination

by CAHN, Walter

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine, as new.
Edition
First edition
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$75.00

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Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982. First edition. Fine, as new.. Square 4to. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Original tan linen; original printed dust jacket; publisher's board slipcase. FIRST EDITION of this work by the Chairman of the Department of Art History at Yale. Cahn details Bibles produced throughout Europe during the late Antiquity and the early… Read more
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Tribute to Lotte Brand Philip, Art Historian and Detective

by [BRAND PHILIP, Lotte] CLARK, William W.; Colin EISLER; William S. HECKSCHER; Barbara G. LANE

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Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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New York: Abaris Books, Inc, 1985. First edition. Fine. Folio. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine. FIRST EDITION of this tribute to Lotte Brand Philip -- German art historian and expert on Netherlandish art -- on the occasion of her 75th birthday. Twenty-six essays celebrate Brand Philip's contribution to the study… Read more
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Medieval Church Treasures

by [METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART] Margaret English FRAZER

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Published
1986
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
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New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986. First edition. Very good. 4to. Illustrated in color. Original pictorial wrappers (a few small scratches to front cover). FIRST EDITION, the Met's Winter 1985/86 bulletin. Illustrating 70 works, arranged according to their liturgical prominence.
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Mediaeval & Renaissance Manuscripts. Major Acquisitions of The Pierpont Morgan Library 1924-1974

by PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY

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Published
1974
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Fine
Edition
First edition
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New York: The Pierpoint Morgan Library, 1974. First edition. Fine. Folio. Black-and-white illustrations. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION, detailing 50 exceptional manuscripts acquired in half a century at The Morgan.
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Art and Mankind. Larousse Encyclopedia of Byzantine and Medieval Art

by HUYGHE, René, general editor

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Published
1981
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First American edition
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New York: Excalibur Books, 1981. First American edition. Near fine/very good. Folio. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Original black cloth; original pictorial dust jacket (slightest rubbing). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, following the revised English translation of 1968 (it was originally published in French in 1958). The work is arranged chronologically, including essays on style, materials, influence, background, etc.,… Read more
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An Introduction to Illuminated Manuscripts

by [VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM] HARTHMAN, John

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$60.00

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Owings Mill, MD: Stemmer House, 1983. First edition. Fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in color. Original glazed decorated boards. FIRST EDITION of this introductory work by the former Keeper of the Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum. "For the scholar it is the only pictorial record available of an extensive part of the V&A collection including the bequests… Read more
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Collected Writings. I. Studies in Medieval Art from the Sixth to the Twelft Centuries

by WORMALD, Francis. Edited by J.J.G. ALEXANDER, T.J. BROWN and Joan GIBBS

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Published
1984
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First edition
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$75.00

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London: Oxford University Press for Harvey Miller, 1984. First edition. Near fine/Near fine. 4to. 190 illustrations, including color frontispiece. Original tan linen; original printed dust jacket (slightest wear to lower front panel, generally fine). FIRST EDITION of the first volume of Wormald's collected works, printing eleven works on Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Included are Wormald's important studies… Read more
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