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Illuminated manuscripts and single miniatures ... continental and English literature ... autograph letters and manuscripts ... musical manuscripts ... the Gottschalk collection of autograph letters and manuscripts by Heinrich Heine and his circle. [ Christie's, auction catalogue, sale date: 16 December, 1991 ]

Illuminated manuscripts and single miniatures ... continental and English literature ... autograph letters and manuscripts ... musical manuscripts ... the Gottschalk collection of autograph letters and manuscripts by Heinrich Heine and his circle. [ Christie's, auction catalogue, sale date: 16 December, 1991 ]

by Christie's

Christie's, London, auction catalogue for the sale held on 16th December, 1991. Laminated illustrated wrappers, 4to,. 249 pp, plates (some in colour). 435 lots. Among the highlights noted were the following: Illuminated Manuscripts and Single Miniatures including: A fine Initial S by Christoforo Cortese, ca. 1420; Two Initials from an important Upper Rhenish Choir Book, ca. 1290; A splendid initial-letter portrait of King James I, 1603. Continental and English Literature including: The first and... Read more
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$25.00
Armenian Miniatures

Armenian Miniatures

by Dournovo, Lydia

London: Thames and Hudson, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Cloth, 31 cm, 181 pages, with tipped-in plates. Good condition but for edges worn and bottom edge soiled. In a dustjacket in Good condition aside from some small chips and closed tears at edges and some creases and wear to corners.
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$150.00
A Fifteenth Century Italian Plutarch

A Fifteenth Century Italian Plutarch

by Mitchell, Charles

This volume reproduces important images from a secular humanist illustrated book of the 15th Century. From the introduction: "the literary tastes of the north Italian quatttrocento courts, particularly those of the Visconti and the Sforza in Milan, the Gonzaga in Mantua and the Este in Ferrara, were more mixed. Though these princes encouraged humanistic learning for their own glory ... they also delighted in brightly illustrated books of romance and chivalry and in picture-book 'matters' of Greece and... Read more
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$50.00
Liber Chronicarum Translation, 4 volumes

Liber Chronicarum Translation, 4 volumes

by Selim S. Nahas

Selim S. Nahas Press, 2010. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. 4 volumes, printed between 2010-2012. Small folio facsimile reprint, with English translation on the facing page. volume 4 spine has a dark smudge.
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$1,000.00
Book of Hours, Use of Rome

Book of Hours, Use of Rome

Hardcover. Good. Beautiful near-miniature 15th Century Book of Hours. 10.5 by 8.5 cm. 96 leaves of parchment. Illuminated Latin manuscript on parchment. Illustrated with twelve full page painted miniatures, with an additional 20 pages with elaborate diaper decoration (full page ornamentation) of delicate floral and vine tracery design. Throughout are elaborate letter devices with raised and gilt-gesso accents. The calligraphy, mostly seventeen lines per page, is predominantly in a brownish ink,... Read more
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$30,000.00
[ANONYMOUS], Les sept fruits de la tribulation; and [ANONYMOUS], Miroir d’or de l’ame pecheresse, French translation of JACOBUS DE GRUYTRODE (or JACOBUS DE JÜTERBORG), Speculum aureum animae peccatricis; Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in French

[ANONYMOUS], Les sept fruits de la tribulation; and [ANONYMOUS], Miroir d’or de l’ame pecheresse, French translation of JACOBUS DE GRUYTRODE (or JACOBUS DE JÜTERBORG), Speculum aureum animae peccatricis; Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in French

by [ANONYMOUS], Les sept fruits de la tribulation;

ELEGANT MANUSCRIPT CONTAINING TWO WORKS OF SPIRITUAL AND MORAL EDIFICATION IN FRENCH TRANSLATION. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in French, France, after 1482, c. 1490. Dimensions 274 x 175 mm. 70 folios, written in a Gothic bâtarde bookhand, 18 large initials parti-colored in red and/or blue, inserted leaf in first quire with FULL-PAGE HERALDIC COMPOSITION IN GOLD, SILVER, RED, BLUE AND BLACK. BINDING: Bound in modern nineteenth-century blue velvet over wooden boards, pink paper pastedowns and... Read more
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$98,000.00
Anglo-Saxon Vernacular Manuscripts in America

Anglo-Saxon Vernacular Manuscripts in America

by [PIERPONT MORGAN & SCHEIDE LIBRARIES] COLLINS, Rowland L

New York: The Scheide Library / The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976. First edition. Fine. 8vo. Printed in red-and-black. Black-and-white illustrations. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION, printed by the Stinehour Press. This was a joint exhibition between The Pierpont Morgan Library and The Scheide Library, gathering all the known Old English manuscripts in America.
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$20.00
Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

by Kurt Weitzmann

Condition: Very Good; Interior clean copy, no markings; appears unread. Covers have slight surface wear.
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£9.99
Early Medieval Bible Illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch

Early Medieval Bible Illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch

by Verkerk, D

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, first edition, 2004. Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,. x, 262 pp, ills. From the blurb: "This book focuses on the Ashburnham Pentateuch, an early medieval illuminated manuscript of the Old Testament whose pictures are among the earliest surviving and most extensive biblical illustrations. Dorothy Verkerk shows how the lively and complex illustrations of Genesis and Exodus, which incorporate references to contemporary life, were used to explain important church teachings.... Read more
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$25.00
Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination

by Weitzmann, Kurt

NY: George Braziller, 1977. First Edition, First Printing; 126 clean, unmarked pages. 1st. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Color Plates. 4 vo.
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$8.95
Herzog René von Anjou, Livre du couer d'amours espris ("Buch vom Liebentbrannten herzen") : Miniaturen und text. [2 volume set : text and plates ]

Herzog René von Anjou, Livre du couer d'amours espris ("Buch vom Liebentbrannten herzen") : Miniaturen und text. [2 volume set : text and plates ]

by Smital, O. ; Winkler, E. ; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Druck und verlag der Österreichischen staatsdruckerei, Wien, first edition, 1926. 2 vols, half vellum, gilt Arms of René I, duc d'Anjou on covers, 35 cm,. 117 pp, 23 plates + 208, [5] pp. The text and plates volumes only ; the set was originally issued also with an atlas (reproducing miniatures from Boccaccio's Teseide, ms. 2617, Nationalbibliothek, Vienna) - the atlas is not present here. Plates 1-19 included in vol. 1 are reproductions of the miniatures in the Paris mansuscripts... Read more
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$448.00
English Illumination

English Illumination

by O. Elfrida Saunders

Florence /: Pantheon, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Green cloth, 31 cm, 2 vols, with 129 black & white plates. Includes bibliography and indexes. Top edges gilt. Very good condition but for gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, book plates in upper right corners of front free endpapers and Vol. II rear free endpaper, and covers slightly bowed. In dustjackets in very good condition aside from some chips and tears at spines and corners and with spines slightly darkened. (2 vols.).
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$200.00
Lessons in the Art of Illuminating.;  A series of examples selected from works in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library and the South Kensington Museum

Lessons in the Art of Illuminating.; A series of examples selected from works in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library and the South Kensington Museum

by [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS] LOFTIE, W.J

London: Blackie & Son, 1880. Very good. Contains technical information regarding the process of illumination such as pens, brushes, suitable inks and drawing surfaces. Quarto, publishers' ornate gilt decorated green cloth, 8 full-page tipped colour plates and additional line drawings; foxing throughout, a few spots affect the back board, a very good copy of this attractive book.
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AU$500.00
Unterwegs zur Renaissance: Funfzig italienische und spanische illuminierte Manuskripte des 13.-18. Jahrhunderts

Unterwegs zur Renaissance: Funfzig italienische und spanische illuminierte Manuskripte des 13.-18. Jahrhunderts

by Heribert Tenschert

Heribert Tenschert, 2011. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. In German.
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$150.00
The Apocalypse in Latin. MS. 10 in the Collection of Dyson Perrins. With an Introduction by Montague Rhodes James

The Apocalypse in Latin. MS. 10 in the Collection of Dyson Perrins. With an Introduction by Montague Rhodes James

by JAMES (Montague Rhodes) Editor

Oxford: Printed by John Johnson at the Oxford University Press, 1927. First edition, folio (365 x 275mm), 67pp., followed by 41 collotype plates reproducing the entire series of 82 illustrations, coloured frontis., cont. half morocco, a little rubbed, t.e.g. Contents: Illustrated Apocalypses in General. The Pictured Apocalypses: History and Grouping. Other Cycles of Apocalypse-Pictures. Text of the Perrins MS. Description of the Perrins Apocalypse.
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£475.00
Illuminated books of the Middle Ages

Illuminated books of the Middle Ages

by Calkins, R.G

Thames and Hudson, first UK edition, 1983. Cloth, 4to, 29 cm,. 341 pp, 158 ills, 27 in colour. From the blurb - "Decorated letters, penned calligraphic flourishes, subtle and elaborate borders, richly coloured miniatures - the brilliant visual elements of the illuminated manuscripts used by the Christian church in the Middle Ages have long fascinated both scholars and a much wider audience. Previous attempts to reproduce isolated pages or details from a large selection of such books, or even to... Read more
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$28.00
The Lindisfarne Gospels

The Lindisfarne Gospels

by Janet Backhouse

Oxford UK: Phaidon, 1981. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. 96 pages. Condition of the book is Very Good+, looks new on all points. Dust jacket is Very Good, very light surface wear. STK
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$15.00
Romancero

Romancero

by Heredia, José-Maria de. Text Écrit , Enluminé et Historié par Malatesta (Manuscript created and illuminated by Malatesta)

Paris, 1906. Full Morocco. Slipcase with marbled paper pastedown and morocco edges. Dust jacket with morocco spine and morocco edges. . Fine/Fine. Gorgeous illuminated and calligraphic manuscript on vellum leaves, magnificently bound. Supposedly this showcase manuscript was on display at the Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles in 1910! The manuscript is written in French, and based on a Spanish tale. 4to. 29.5 by 22.5 cm. 21 vellum leaves, including blanks, featuring 13 watercolor illustrations,... Read more
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$17,500.00
Catalogue of the Portion of the Famous Collection of Manuscripts the Property of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Ashburnham, known as The Barrois Collection

Catalogue of the Portion of the Famous Collection of Manuscripts the Property of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Ashburnham, known as The Barrois Collection

by ASBURNHAM LIBRARY

London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1901. 4to, iv, 229, [1]pp., 12 plates orig. printed wrappers, 628 lots. De Ricci, 131-38. "In 1901 the Barrois manuscripts... were sold at Sotheby's for over £26,000, a number being purchased by the Bibliothèque nationale, the British Museum and the Boston Public Library and for the Morgan, Walters and Fairfax Murray collections."
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£110.00
[Illuminated Manuscript] The Order of the administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion

[Illuminated Manuscript] The Order of the administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion

Full Calf. Very Good. N.d., mid-19th century. 4to. 24.5 by 19 cm. 172 pp. 20 full page illuminated decoration. 28 decorated capitals. Decorative letters and vignette illustrations throughout, although the decoration is concentrated near the front. While textually the manuscript is complete, the illuminator probably intended to carry forward his artistry but for whatever reason, didn't carry through fully with his objective. Still, the decoration that is contained herein is lushly beautiful... Read more
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$3,000.00
French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and Their Contemporaries (2 vols.)

French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and Their Contemporaries (2 vols.)

by Meiss, Millard

New York: George Braziller / The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Cloth, 31 cm, text vol. : x + 553 pages. ; plates, vol. : unpaginated, with 898 black & white and some color illustrations. Very good copies. Bookplates on front endpapers. Extreme edges of covers slightly faded and worn. dustjackets in very good condition but for two closed tears, faded spines, and with prices clipped.
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$125.00