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 - Peintures Et Initiales de la Première Bible de Charles le Chauve: Reproduction Des 90 Miniatures Du Manuscript Latin I de la Bibliothèque Nationale

Title: Peintures Et Initiales de la Première Bible de Charles le Chauve: Reproduction Des 90 Miniatures Du Manuscript Latin I de la Bibliothèque Nationale
Description: Paris, France, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1910. NOT a reprint. Hardcover. 16-page text booklet plus XVIII + 72 bw loose plates, all in a bluelibrary buckram folding case with gilt lettering and black ties. Text in French. Includes a concordance of the plates and a brief introductory text. Many of the notes handwritten at plate bottoms describe the actual colors on the plate image, as well as occasional other information. Paintings and initial letters adorning the First Bible of Charles le Chauve (Charles the Bald). It was probably composed in 845-846 in the scriptorium of the Saint-Martin Abbey in Tours, on the initiative of Vivien Tours, Count of the city and lay abbot of the abbey. The decorative initials and illuminated paintings likely were the work of 3 different artists/scribes. These beautiful illustrations, although in bw, show the degree of perfection attained by French painters and calligraphers in the Carolingian period. This volume is was printed by Berthaud Freres/Catala Freres but is undated. Information for Berthaud Freres (Berthaud Brothers) ends at 1908, and the date of take-over of the business by Catala Freres is unknown. Tte second Bible was published (by the same printers) in 1911, so this first volume had to be printed between 1908 and 1911. Good+ (Fine arts museum ex-lib. copy with stamps and pencil notes on reverse of each image; plates undamaged, but many have additional curatorial notations to margins of plate images; text booklet in NF condition; folding case VG but with lib. sticker to lower spine) .

Keywords: Books and Manuscripts and Printing; Premiere Bible de Charles le Chauve; Iconography ; Charles le Chauve; Bible ; ;

Price: US$ 125.00 Seller: Kevin Mullen, Bookseller
- Book number: 22158

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