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THE OXFORD BESTIARIUM [BESTIARY ]
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Ashmole 1511, Southern England, 12th Century
. Published in 1982. Complete colour facsimile edition of the 244 pp. (105 + 17 fol.) and of the inner end pages in original size 280 x 180 mm. The all leather binding is a faithful replica of a Romanic binding, presently in the possession of Austrian National Library in Vienna. All folios are cut according to the original. + volume containing the Transcription and translation of the text into German by F. Unterkircher, Vienna, Limited edition. with fantastic animal pictures on rich gold leaf. Bestiaries, illustrated books of animals, whose moralistic contents relate to selected biblical texts, were highly popular in the late 12th century. ther Oxford manuscript probably ranks among the finest examples of its kind. The magnificent codex, richly embellished with gold leaf, not only exceeds itself with its marvellous luminous opaque colour painting and clear depiction of animals, plants and human beings, but also in its predilection for serene symmetry, refined ornament and frequent use of carefully executed diaper-patterned backgrounds. The pictures are irregularly dispersed throughout the text. According to our modern conception, the animals often depict a surreal view of nature: a crocodile with a serpent's head and bird's feet, a horned panther with rather arbitrary colouring are but a few examples of an astonishing iconography which, far from naturalistic sketches, was based on the free interpretation of literary models. The book contains an overwhelming wealth of animal depictions: for example: A magnificent many-finned whale catches fish, while misguided sailors, thinking it to be an island, try to land on its back. All in all 130 miniatures within only 105 pages illustrate several chapters on nature and the qualities of animals; birds, snakes, worms, fish, trees, flintstones, as well as the nature of mankind. Of special interest is the illustration of Genesis in the beginning of the book, which is set amongst exceptionally enlarged and boldly narrative painted scenes. Former owners a.o. : William Wright, vicar of High Wycombe; William Mann; Sir Peter Mancroft; John Tradescant; Elias Ashmole; Oxford University.
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Book number: F2255KET
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 262.75 US$ 289.21 | JP¥ 31548]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Codex Facsimile Medieval Oxford Ketterer

 
BIBLIA LATINA, TEXT PAGE 1290
Text Page 1290
. Leaf from the Biblia Latina ( Isaiah ) in French, c. 1290, 61 lines in colours on both sides.140 x 200 mm. Printed on vellum. brown Gothic typeface (textualis) chapter headings in red and blue and coloured decorations in the left margins and between colums. glassine protected , mounted.
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Book number: F2533PIC
GBP 295.00 [Appr.: EURO 344.5 US$ 379.19 | JP¥ 41363]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Medieval Mittelalter Middeleeuwen

 
FAUSER, ALOIS (ED. / HRSG.):
Die Bamberger Apokalypse. Neunundfünfzig Farbtafeln. Die Miniaturen Der Apokalypse Und Des Evangelistars in Der Staatlichen Bibliothek Bamberg. Bibl. 140 (a Ii 42).
. Frankfurt a.M. Insel Verlag, 1958, Folio. (14),59 mont. Tafeln,41,(9) S. Orig.-Halblederband mit Pergament-Deckelbezug, mit grünem, goldgeprägten Rückenschild, in Schuber. Diese Originale Wiedergabe der Bildtafeln der Bamberger Apokalypse wurde im Jahre 1958 vom Insel-Verlag mit Genehmigung des Staatsministeriums für Unterricht und Kultus nach der in der Staatlichen Bibliothek in Bamberg befindlichen Handschrift veranstaltet. Den Bildteil druckten die Graphischen Kunstanstalten F.Bruckmann in München, die auch die Druckstöcke herstellten. Der Text wurde aus der Linotype-Palatino gesetzt und von Ludwig Oehms, Frankfurt a.M. gedruckt. Den Büttenkarton lieferte die Büttenpapierfabrik Hahnemühle, Dassel. Den Halbleder Handeinband fertigte Willy Pingel, Heidelberg. Die Gesamtgestaltung lag in Händen von Gotthard de Beauclair. Hergestellt wurden 650 Exemplare, von denen 500 numerierte Exemplare in den Handel kommen. Dies ist Exemplar Nr. 142' . Imperial-Folio. 32x44 cm . Vierfarbdruck mit Gold und Silber in Originalgröße, 59 mounted facsimiles in full colours. 41, [1]pp. 45 cm. orig. half leather binding in slipcase, Imperial folio. A fine copy.
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Book number: F3223
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 146 US$ 160.67 | JP¥ 17527]
Keywords: Medieval German Rare Facsimile Leather

 
PSALTER
Kievskaya Psaltyr'. 2 Volumes.
. Vol. 1: G. Vzdornov, Issledovanie Kievskoi psaltiri. Vol. 2. Kievskaya psaltyr' 1397 goda iz Gosudarstvennoi Publichnoi biblioteki imeni M.E. Saltykova-Shchedrina v Leningrade "Iskusstvo", Moskva, 1978; 171, 229, 4pp. with many plates, bound with d/w, folio, very good edition, splendid work Accompanied by The Kiev Psalter of 1397: an analysis. by Nadezhda Toranova. MKA Erin-Lee McGuire. which also includes some coloured illustrations from the facsimile edition. 16 A-4 pages, loose, printed single-sided.[DL1 /5 ].
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Book number: 016496
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 87.75 US$ 96.4 | JP¥ 10516]
Catalogue: Slavic
Keywords: Theology Slavonic-Lot Wim Meeuws Rusrare Slavonic Russian Medieval Russian Bibliography Manuscripts Gospels Psalters Ukraine Kiev

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