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ADDINGTON, HENRY,
Some Account of the Abbey Church
0. 1860. of St. Peter and St. Paul at Dorchester Oxfordshire. Re-Issue. with Additional Notes, and a short Account of the Restoration of the North Aisle by the Rev. W.C.Macfarlane .. Oxford and London, Parker, 1860; xvi, 176, 4 pp. with frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved plates and illiustrations; publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind, t.e.g.; moderately worn, short splits in front hinge, inner hinges split.
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Book number: IS00421
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Catalogue: Architecture
Keywords: Ianweb Oxfordshire Topography Ecclesiastical History Local History Dorchester on Thame Medieval Architectural History Architecture Illustrated Books Wood-Engraving

 
ANON.
Mitteilungen Der Zurischen Gesellshaft
0. 1842. fur vaterlandische Altertumer VI.: Die Stiftung des Klosters Kappel und das Geschlecht der Freiherren von Eschenbach. [Zurich,] gedruckt bei J.J.Ulrich, 1842; 4to; 8pp. with engraved plate, and large folding coloured lithograph; publisher's printed wrappers, printed within a decorative border; scattered light foxing and slight water-stain to lower margin of text and of the plain plate. A monograph on the 12th Century Cistercian monastery at Kappel, but primarily on its contemporary and later connections with the von Eschenbachs and the vicissitudes of that family, including under the names of Schnabelburg or Schwarzenberg. The uncoloured plate is a copper-engraved view of the church by Hegi, The folding lithograph, finely coloured by hand, illustrates the first page of this monograph, according to which the early medieval church was originally famous for its over 60 stained or painted glass windows, though only six survived to the time of this publication. The plate shows all nine panels of a single window, at its centre the Crucifixion.
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Book number: IS002335
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Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb German Switzerland Swiss History Cistercians Eschenbach Family Stained Glass Medieval History Medieval Stained Glass Zuerich Zurich Rare Antiquarian Art History German History

 
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
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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
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Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Medieval Mittelalter Middeleeuwen

 
BOUWINGHAUSEN VON WALLMERODE,
Taschenbuch Auf Das Jahr 1800
. für Pferdeliebhaber, Reuter, Pferdezüchter, Pferdeärzte und Vorgesetzte grosser Marställe. Tübingen, Cotta, [1799]; c. 11 x 7.5 cm.; 80, [xvi],96pp.with frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, one double-page, and full-page silhouette portrait; original illustrated boards; boards a little used, rebacked with pale-blue paper; early owner's name (Otto Feuerlein ?) at top of front free endpaper. A rare pocket almanac for people connected with or interested in horses. The frontispiece shows the "Herzogl. Wuertemb. Hauptgestütt, Marbach", the 12 copper-engraved plates show horses turned out for chivalric ceremonies and tournaments, the folding plate the funeral equipage for Duke Friedrich Eugen of Würtenberg, and the silhouette portrait "Müller, Oberreuter in Würzburg".
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Book number: IS002296
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Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses German Almanachs Illustrated Books Horses Hippology Chivalry Tournaments Vetinary Medicine

 
BREVIARIUM NOVI II (1495) FACSIMILE EDITION
This Second Novi Breviary Is a Large Codex of 500 Folios.
. The greater part of it was transcribed by Priest Martinac from the district of Lapac in Grobnic, one of the free medieval Vinodol communes. In his colophons he mentions 1493, 1494 and 1495 as the years in which the codex was written and finished. It was inscribed for the Pauline monastery and the Church of St. Mary on Osap, a little hill outside the walls of Novi Vinodol. The Pauline monks in the glagolitic areas celebrated the Old Slav services from glagolitic liturgical books. The script, particularly that of Priest Martinac is neat and legible liturgical script in square Croatian glagolitic as was use in the 14 and 15 centuries. In language the codex is the Croation redaction of Church Slav. The texts date from the 10th to the 15th centuries, and old and new linguistic elements are intermixed. The breviary retains entire the breviary of the Roman Curia distinguished by lessons of considerable length and detailed descriptions of the offices in the rubrics. 1. Proprium de tempore (fol. 1-267d) 2. Calendar (fol. 268-275) 3. Psalterium (fol. 276a-322c) 4. Officium defunctorum (fol. 322c-324c) 5. Commune Sanctorum (fol. 324c-355c) 6. Officium "de Beata" (fol. 356a-359c) 7. Proprium sanctorum (fol. 382a-500d) All the components of this codex: language, script, illuminations, and text are characterised by a mixture of older forms and newer innovations. They present a wide field of interest to scholars in linguistics, and philology, and to librarians, liturgists, musicologists and historians of art. In order to facilitate reading and orientations a glagolitic alphabet has been provided, a list of the most frequent abbreviations of contents. The codex dates from 1495 The Fine Art Facsimile Edition: Codices Selecti vol. LXI. Graz 1977. 1000 pp. (500 fol.) with reduction of the original size (360 x 260 mm). 8 pp. are reproduced in full colour, the other pages in black-and-white. Book size: 275 x 205 mm. Binding: half leather. The scholarly commentary (in German and English): M. Panteli and A. Nazor, Zagreb. Binding very slightly dented at bottom of spine, o/w very fine copy.
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Book number: 090432
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Catalogue: Theology
Keywords: Theology Slavonic-Lot Facsimile Croatia Codex Slavonic Church Slavonic

 
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
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FOUQUET, JEAN,
Das Stundenbuch Des Etienne Chevalier. Musee Conde, Chantilly
. Vorwort von Charles Sterling. Einleitung und Bildlegenden von Claude Schaefer. Uebertragen aus dem Amerikanischen von Dr. Irmgard Hutter. Muenchen, Wien, zuerich, Edition Praeger, 1971, With 47 tipped-in illustrations in full colour and gold with full explanations (in German) on the opposite pages [6] pp. 7-26 preface by Sterling, introduction by Fouquet. Fine red cloth hardback in very good cloth covered slipcase with one of the miniatures pasted to recess on front board.
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Book number: WO077-E
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Keywords: Medieval Facsimile

 
GAMESON, RICHARD,
The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral.
0. 2008. Manuscripts and Fragments to c. 1200. London, 2008; 414pp. with numerous colour plates; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper; a mint copy.
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Catalogue: Bibliography
Keywords: Ianweb Palaeography Medieval Manuscripts Bibliography Bibliophile Canterbury Cathedral Church History Ecclesiastical History

 
HANSON, CHARLES HENRY,,
Stories of the Days of King Arthur.
Nelson. 1884. With Illustrationd by Gustav Dore. London, T.Nelson and Sons, 1884; c. 17.7 x 12.5 cm.; 271pp. withfrontispieceand seven plates with tissue guards present; publisher's cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and gilt, all edges gilt;; binding dull and slight rubbed, one plate very slightly frayed and dusty at edge of outer margins, two or three pale finger-marks. A good copy. The plates are apparently sepia reproductions in reduced format of steel-engravings. On the front pastedown there is a large prize presentatiion bookplate to "Ethel M. Whiting" from Camden School for Girls, dated September 1885, who had written her name and Camden Road address netaly opposite.
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Book number: IS002301
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Keywords: Ianweb Children's Illustrated Book Arthurian King Arthur Gustave Dore Medieval Juvenile

 
LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE
Mémoires Sur L'ancienne Chevalerie, 3 Volumes
. 1781. considerée comme un établissement politique et militaire. Nouvelle edition, augmentée d'un volume. Paris, 1781; xii, 391, 320, xvi, 456pp.; cont. light green paper-covered boards, spines simply decorated with gilt rules and bay-leaves, gilt meander rule to boards, yellow silk markers; spines faded & rubbed at head and tail, with loss of green paper, extremities also rubbed, including corners (mostly just the tips), small typographical bookplates of Otto A. Hirth, very small 19th. C. oval lib. stamp at foot of title-pages. A key study of the subject which influenced generation upon generation of antiquaries, scholars, and poets, augmented in this edition, including a long essay (c.250pp.) "Memoires historiques sur la Chasse".Some passages in this particular set have been whitened with chalk, making them a little harder to read but not illegible; we could have had these chalk marks removed but, we surmise that they may have been made in preparing a new edition of the work, and did not wish to detract from its historical and bibliographical value. Rare.
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Book number: IS0113
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Ian Rare Antiquarian French Medieval Hunting Chivalry

 
PAULI, R.,
The Life of Alfred the Great.
0. 1900. Translated from the German. Tio which is appended Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of Orosius with a literal English Translation, and an Anglo-Saxon Alphabet and Glossary by B.Thorpe. London, George Bell, 1900; x, 582 pp. 32-page publisher's list at the end.publisher's stout brown cloth.; ownership entries on front pastedown and front free endpaper. A very good copy. The frontispiece shows the Alfred Jewel.
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Book number: IS002359
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Keywords: Ianweb Anglo-Saxon History Alfred the Great Medieval History Geography Orosius Medieval Britain Classical Antiquity

 
PFEIFFER, FRIEDRICH,
Das Ross Im Altdeutschen.
0. 1855. Breslau, 1855; [iv], 46, [i], pp.; buckram-backed boards; some foxing, mostly marginal. A rare philological pamphlet on the vocubulary associated with horses and their treatment in MIddle High German. From the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, with its armorial book-plate.
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Book number: IS00858
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Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses Philology Linguistics Antiquarian Rare Medieval German Middle High German

 
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
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Keywords: Theology Slavonic-Lot Wim Meeuws Rusrare Slavonic Russian Medieval Russian Bibliography Manuscripts Gospels Psalters Ukraine Kiev

 
SCHLEGEL, FRIEDICH,
Sammtliche Werke.
0. 1846. Zweite Original-Ausgabe. 15 volumes bound in 7, Wien, 1846; with frontispiece portrait; contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, mottled edges; traces of round paper labels at base of spines, foxing, varying from very light to moderate. The second collected edition, with additional material - but with the first two volumes being an 1847 reprinting or reissue of the "Geschichte der alten und neuen Literatur", with that as title to each, instead of "Saemmtliche Werke". Formerly in the possession of Professor E.L.Stahl of the University of Oxford, with his pencil annotations and underlining to the fifth volume, "Kritik und Theorie der alten und neuen Poesie".
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Book number: IS00725
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Romanticism Linguistics German Romantic Literature Literary Theory Literary Criticism Medieval Classical Antiquity Classics Philosophy German Literature French Literature Antiquarian Rare Collected Editions

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