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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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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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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. + Commentary volume: 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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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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BOCCACCIO, (GIOVANNI DI).
Boccaccios Buch Von Den Fürnembsten Weibern Mit Den 78 Holzschnitten Der Ulmer Ausgabe Von 1473 Und Einem Nachwort Von Kurt Pfister.
. Potsdam, G. Kiepenheuer, 1924. sm-4to. [4] 285, [12]pp. With 78 handcoloured illustrations after woodcuts ( Das alte Bilderbuch, ed. by K. Pfister, the first volume in this series). Printed in the Gothic font designed/used by the printer Mandruck AG in Munich. The translation used is that of Heinrich Steinhöwels (1566) and it is combined with the illustrations of the Latin edition <> published in Ulm by J. Zainer, 1473, by an unknown master which are regarded as some of the most important series of illustrations of teh late medieval period. There are 104 chronologically arranged biographies of famous women. Starting with Eve the biographies cover women of antiquity and contemporaries of Boccaccio and ends with Queen Constance of Sicily. 350 copies were printed, this is number 79 of the 125 copies printed on Zanders handmade paper and bound in half vellum with coloured paper covered boards, 4 raised bands lined in gilt and the title BOCCACCIO in gilt on the spine. Text yellowed. Looseley inserted newspaper cuttings about the handover of the publisher Kiepeneuer's archive to the city of Leipzig and other notes on the Kiepenheuer family.
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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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Keywords: Ianweb Hippology Horses German Almanachs Illustrated Books Horses Hippology Chivalry Tournaments Vetinary Medicine

 
BROWN, MICHELLE P., (COMMENTARY)
The Holkham Bible Picture Book. 2 Volumes.
. Over 150 pictures painted with exquisite tinted washes forms an entirely unique picture bible and creates a fascinating view of a medieval artist's personal devotion. Half bound in blue leather with buckram sides printed with diaperwork pattern. Separate leather title label blocked with a design by David Eccles in gold, red and blue. Gilded on all three edges, with a ribbon marker. Printed on Swiss made Furioso paper. Presented together with the Commentary volume by Professor Michelle P. Brown in a buckram bound solander box with a leather title label. Over 150 images, 84 manuscript pages. Book size: 11" x 8". A unique manuscript, recreated in all its original glory in an exclusive facsimile edition limited to 1,750 numbered copies. 'If I make it true and God grants me life, never will you see another such book'. The artist's opening prayer has been triumphantly realised: he has brought popular scenes from the Bible to life in a manner that had never been achieved before nor has been since. Dramatic composition, delicate colouring and a humorous personal touch combine to make this a unique vision of the Bible and of the medieval age which produced it. The Holkham Bible abounds with details from the medieval world, A picture of medieval London , from new developments in technology (a jointed visor, ships depicted with innovatory rudders and bow sprits) to familiar London landmarks in the Middle Ages. The centre of medieval manuscript production was Paternoster Row, beneath the spire of St Paul's (the medieval cathedral spire was taller than Wren's dome), and this is depicted by the artist when the devil tempts Christ to throw himself from the temple. Immediately afterwards Satan takes Christ to a high place, which seems to be the earliest depiction of Hampstead Heath with its newly acquired windmill. The entire book hums with the hubbub of city life, but underneath this delight in bustle runs a sincere dion that reminds the viewer of the enormous appetite for and popularity of sermons, miracle plays and religious frescoes among medieval audiences. Instead of gilding in silver and gold, the artist has chosen to use a form of tinted wash which was popular in earlier manuscripts, but had almost disappeared in favour of heavier ornamentation. The subtlety and naturalistic poses are more reminiscent of the developments in fresco painting which were sweeping Italy than of the stylised figures of medieval illumination. The depiction of drapery, textiles and clothing throughout the manuscript is exceptionally well realised, and there are unusual diamond patterned backgrounds (known as diaperwork) with figurative flowers and oak leaves painted in red. In her Commentary, Professor Michelle P. Brown raises some fascinating suggestions, noting similarities to the needlepoint opus anglicarum for which London was famous. The artist uses time lapsed compositions to enhance the dramatic nature of his story û rather as a film storyboard might do. He frequently conflates events into a single image for dramatic impact and to provide a wealth of naturalistic detail. Hence in the depiction of the Creator, overleaf, elements of the third, fifth and sixth days of the creation are presented as it were simultaneously, producing a sumptuous array of birds, beasts and bushes. Words have clearly been added after the painting was finished the reverse of the normal method of manuscript production. Instead of classical Latin, the captions are written in Anglo Norman, with a strong 'franglais' flavour, since English words and phrases occasionally slip in. This provides Michelle Brown with clues to unravel the secret of the book's making in her Commentary. The artist seems to bring a strongly individual approach to which scenes he chooses to paint. Rather than following any known existing model, he combined a mixture of sources: Scripture, entertaining details from the mystery plays, episodes from an Anglo Norman account of Christ's childhood, and Petrus Comestor's influential twelfth century Historia Scholastica. This mixture gives us such appealing scenes as Christ playing on sunbeams as a child and God telling Noah to hurry up with the Ark so that he is forced to finish the top section in wicker rather than wood. There are moments, almost Chaucerian in their bawdy comedy, designed to appeal to a less than 'aristocratic' audience Jesus tricks his master by doing all his work with a miracle and Herod peeps down Salome's skirt as she stands on her hands, her dance turned into a tumbling acrobatic display.
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CHAUCER G
The Canterbury Tales
. Translasted by Nevill Coghill. Penguin Classics edition , 1959, 525pp. These tales are told by a crowd of pilgrims as they journey for five days from Southwark to Canterbury. Drawn from all levels of society and all walks of life, the pilgrims reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century. with dedication and signature by Nevill Coghill dated New Year 1960 and his handwritten card written from Merton college, Oxford to David Luke. text darkened. slight damage to spine.
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MASTER OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES
Stundenbuch Der Katharina Von Kleve [ the Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves ] the Facsimile Volume with the Commentary Volume
. 2 volumes.Consisting of: Die Miniaturen aus dem Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve mit einer Einleitung und Erläuterungen von John Plummer. Berlin, Gebr. Mann Verlag, 1966. 8°. 359pp. Original hardcover, illustrated slipcase. With many illustrations in colour. Fine copy. Original artif. leather binding gilt title on spine WITH the commentary: GORISSEN, F. - Das Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve. Analyse und Kommentar. Berlin, 1974. 1204 pp. with 695 illustrations. Cloth. a fine set
¶ The original is in New York, Pierpont Morgan Gallery. M. 945 and M. 917.Origin was Northern Netherlands (Utrecht), c. 1440. Scribe: One hand for text and rubric (anonymous) Painter: One hand, the Master of Catherine of Cleves The Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves has been described in the following way : "The best-known and one of the most important, not only of Dutch, but of all medieval manuscripts is the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, which was made about 1440 for the Duchess of Guelders of the same name. Because it is one of the richest books of hours ever made, both from the point of view of its texts and cycles of illumination, many of which are not only unusual but unique, it is also a key monument in the history of Books of Hours." The Hours was divided into two parts in the middle of the 1800s by an unknown person, most often thought to be an unscrupulous art dealer seeking to make a profit. The second part of the book (M. 917) surfaced again in 1963, and was acquired in 1970 by the Pierpont Morgan Gallery. The book as a whole numbers 369 pages, although eleven pages still remain missing. The Hours contains 157 miniatures (originally 168) with corresponding border decorations, of which 32 were full-page and another 136 half-page miniatures. The finest quality pergament was used in the book's production, in which a feather brush was first used to draw the miniature onto the page before it was painted. Given the above facts it is not at all surprising that the Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves has drawn the discerning attention of many art historians; the book has nonetheless in one regard rebuffed the critical and inquisitive eyes of its admirers. The many commentaries on the Hours of Catherine of Cleves show that there is some considerable strain in attempting to locate a symbolic or iconographic significance motivating border decoration and miniature. Noting their incongruity, one must nevertheless admit that a relationship is effected between border and miniature by the mere fact that they cohabit the same page. This effect seems to be of a fantastic nature-that is, it is produced by the juxtaposition of seemingly irreconcilable elements. Without knowing whether to read the border decorations as symbol or as ornament one will never be sure whether one's viewing of the page is motivated or arbitrary, a product of text or fantasy. Beyond an effect of fascination, one might attempt to elucidate the particular play between a miniature and its border on a singular page, like that of the "Adoration of the Magi".
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VANDERZEE (GEORGE) SUB-COMMISSIONER. EDITOR.:
Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii. Temp. Regis Edwardi Iii.
. London: Records Commission, 1807 folio. Half calf leather binding with marbled paper coverd boards and endpapers. Edges of covers sl chipped, corners worn. Spine with gilt titling and 5 raised bands. Otherwise sound and firm, text clean London. Printed by Command of His Majesty King George 111 in pursuance of an address of the House of Commons of Great Britain. 1807. Folio (42 x 26 cms). Prelims. 2 blanks, title-page, on reverse of title page is printed: this book is perpetually preserved in and for the use of the Ecclesiastical court of London. 7 pages of address, 1 page of Counties, 6 pages of Nomi'a venditor including a facsimile followed by 485 pages. Printed by Eyre and Strahan, printers to the King. Initial 12 pages foxed and some light creases to last few pp. a solid copy. ? Transcriptions from the Nonae rolls , a valuation for taxation, covering much of 27 English counties : Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Essex, Glocestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Yorkshire. OCLC: 1356476 Text in Latin. Inquisition of all parishioners in order to assess grants due to the king of every ninth lamb, ninth fleece, and ninth sheaf to finance Edward's wars. Cheshire was not covered, but Warrington and Prescot parishes are listed in Lancashire [ ST].
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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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ESTOW C
Pedro the Cruel of Castille 1350 - 1369
. ( The Medieval Mediterranean, 6 ) 1995, xxxvii,288pp, Hardback, mint condition in shrink wraps. This work deals with the reign of Pedro I of Castile (1350-1369), known as ?The Cruel,? one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in the annals of peninsular history. This is the first book on the subject that analyzes Pedro's rule in light of social, political, diplomatic, and economic conditions in mid-14th century Castile. Using extant primary documentation from archival sources and the most recent findings of scholars from various fields, the book explores in detail the historical basis for Pedro's reputation and the extent to which this reputation unfairly rests on the testimony of Pero López de Ayala, the reign's principal chronicler. The book provides fresh insights into various aspects of Pedro's career, such as his political aims, relations with religious minorities, and fiscal policies. (ISBN: 9789004100947) .
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FALLERSLEBEN, HOFFMANN VON,
Geschichte Des Deutschen Kirchenliedes Bis Auf Luthers Zeit
. nebst einem Anhange In Dulci Iubilo, nun Singet und seid Froh: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutschen Poesie. Dritte Ausgabe.Two volumes bound in one, In Dulci Iubilo containing "einer musikbeilage von Ludwig Erk"). Carl Rümpler (verlag), Hannover, 1861; xii + 540pp ("Geschichte..") & 128pp ("In Dulci.."); binder's cloth, gilt-titled; small splits in spine ends, corners bumped & v.sl.worn, waterstain to a few corners, a few spots on occas. leaves, otherwise sound. ASK FOR POSTAL QUOTE [ST].
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Keywords: Theology Medieval Literature Mittelalter Church History Hymns German Deutsche Poetry Music Chorals

 
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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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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Keywords: Ianweb Palaeography Medieval Manuscripts Bibliography Bibliophile Canterbury Cathedral Church History Ecclesiastical History

 
GOECKE, THEODOR ET AL.,
Die Kunstdenkmaler Von Stadt Und Dom Brandenburg.
0. 1912. Mit 2 Karten, 84 Tafeln, 314 Abbildungen im Text [Die Kunstdenkmaler der Provinz Brandenburg Band II, Teil 3]. Berlin, 1912; cxviii, 388pp. with 2 coloured folding maps [one in pocket at the end, plates and plans, some in colour, some folding, and illustrations in the text; publisher's cloth in imitation of half mock-vellum, top edges red; spine a little used, very occasional foxing, rear board sometime slighty affected by damp, folding map at the end a little split along one fold.
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GOLIKOV, I.I (ILLUSTRATOR)
Slovo O Polku Igoreve (the Tale of Igor's Campaign)
. Slovo o pl'ku Igoreve, Igora syna Svat'slavlavnuka Ol’gova / drevnerusskij tekst, podgotovlennyj k pechati V. Rzgoj i S. Shambinago, pisannyj i illustrirovannyj palekhskim masterom Ivanom Golikovym ; [khudozhestvennaa? redaktsia? M. P. Sokol’nikova]. [The Tale of Igor's Campaign and Palekh miniature ] Edition de Luxe of the medieval epic of the Kievan Rus' - The Tale of Igor's Campaign . about h 43.2 cm x w 29.8 cm x d 2.0 cm. Moscow, Academia, 1934. 49 [3] pp. Chromolithographed title page. Elephant Folio sized hardback. In near fine condition. Complete with the brown wrapper and original slip case Title and text in Church Slavonic. Beautiful edition of this anonymous epic poem originally written in the Old East Slavic language. With 10 mounted colour plates by the Master of Palekh, Ivan Golikov, ornamental borders, tissue guards. Original cloth overlaid with Palekh style illustration. Illustrated title page and endpapers. 49 pages, pictorial boards, brown cloth spine and edges, untrimmed. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Ribbon page marker. The notes promise a second volume containing Modern Russian parallel text translations in prose and verse, but this was never published. A well-known work of the Soviet lacquer painter, stage designer and illustrator Ivan I. Golikov (1886-1937). Issued in a limited edition de luxe of 3300 copies. Not many copies survived WW II. (see: Vollmer II, 269), edited by V. Oschigoi and S. Schamvinag, published by A.N. Tikhinov and M.P. Sokolnikov. The poem has 218 verses and was discovered in 1795 and published for the first time in 1800. Palekh miniatures are a Russian folk handicraft of miniature painting, which are done with tempera paints on varnished articles made of papier-mâché and are named by the Russian town Palekh. Very rare in this fine condition, even the brown wrapper is present.
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GOMBEL, HEINRICH
Die Fabel "Vom Magen Und Den Gliedern" in Der Weltliteratur
. Mit besonder Berücksichtigung der Romanischen Fabelliteratur. [Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für Romanische Philologie. Begr. Dr.G.Gröber, herausg. Dr.A.Hilka. Heft 80.] Halle (Saale), 1934; [7] + 207pp (unopened); clean contents in a new green paper covered binding with new title label on the spine and on front board.
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GRIMM, WILHELM (ED.),
Wernher Vom Niederrein.
. Goettingen, Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1839; viii, 90pp.; early 20th. C. vellum-backed bds; text water-stained, light foxing. First edition, edited from the ms. then in the Royal Library of Hanover, Hannover. [ from the library of Richard Walzer ] 5 middle High poems entitled: Veronica, Vespasianus, Von der Girheide, Christliche Lere, Di vier shiven. [ Dr - 2 ].
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HANSON, CHARLES HENRY,,
Stories of the Days of King Arthur.
0. 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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HUILLARD-BRÉHOLLES J.M.,
Etude Sur L'état Politique de L'italie Depuis la Paix de Constance Jusqu'au Milieu Du Xvie Siècle (1183-1355).
. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 222pp. Extract of the . Mémoires de l’Académie Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres T.XXVII/2. in blank wrappers, foxed throughout, more so at the beginning and end. Large margins (grand papier).
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LABÉ, LOUISE
De Sonnettten Van Lovize Labe.
. Naast den oorsponkelijkentekst vertaald door P.C. Boutens. Maastricht, Trajectum ad Mosam, 1924, 54pp. one of 215 copies, this is copy numberd 116, printed in Erasmus Medieval, portrait frontispiece . Text printed in red and black, initials in red and black. Original protected printed wrappers, uncut, printed on handmade Van Gelder paper, 7th publication of 'Trajectam ad Mosam' edited by Stols. bi-lingual French-Dutch edition. spine disintegrated, part of spine text still preserved .
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Book number: F1982
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Keywords: Bibliophile French Literature Dutch Bibliophile Numbered

 
LANE-POOLE, S.,
The Art of the Saracens in Egypt.
Chapman & Hall. London, published for the author by Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1886, 4to, xviii, 264pp. with 108 woodcut illus. [mostly on plates], orig. cream cloth, a little soiled & marked, spine darkened/soiled. small lib. stamps on half-title & t.p. Large paper copy, numbered and initialled by the author. [ RL V-2].
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Book number: 014471
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 US$ 46.15 | JP¥ 5239]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Weblists Rare Art Medieval Studies Middle East

 
MAGRATH, J.R.
Liber Obituarius Aulae Reginae in Oxonia [Or] the Obituary Book of Queen's College, Oxford. An Ancient Sarum Kalender with the Obits of the Founders and Benefactors of the College.
. Edited with introduction, notes, and appendixes by John Richard Magrath, D.D. Provost. Oxford, 1910; folio (14 x 9 in); xxxvi, 153pp (two edges uncut); main text cheifly in decorative coloured lettering; bound in publ. card covers (dust-marked); spine ends deeply chipped, small tears in edges of wrappers, bookplate of Cuthbert Rudyard Halsall on fr. paste-down endpaper, interior in very good condition. Rare. [ QUEEN'S COLLEGE ] [ sp outsize].
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Book number: 030828
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 12.53 | JP¥ 1422]
Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Loft All Oxford Colleges Oxford University Medieval History Martyrology Manuscripts Holy Calenders

 
MANN, ROBERT
Pesn' O Polku Igoreve. Novye Otkrytiia.
. Iazyki Slavianskoi Kul?tury, Moscow, 2009, paper 96 pp. ? the first study of the Igor Tale to incorporate data from an overlooked version of the Skazanie o Mamaevom poboishche - a version that appears to be from the lost first redaction. Its new parallels to the text of the Igor Tale help to confirm the authenticity of the Slovo o polku Igoreve as an epic song of the Kievan Period that first circulated orally before it was recorded sometime after 1215. The rare 15th-century version of the Skazanie, published in booklet form in 1835 and subsequently forgotten, casts light on the evolution of the Zadonshchina as well. It now appears that the Zadonshchina consists primarily of an originally oral text, with a conclusion that was added from written sources. The overlooked Skazanie redaction - along with the chronicle accounts of the Kulikovo Battle - helps to identify the boundary between the oral text and the more "literary" conclusion that was attached to it. (ISBN: 978955103235) .
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Book number: F3031
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 16.48 | JP¥ 1871]
Keywords: Slavonic Russian Medieval Russian-Lot 978955103235

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