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2019-08-02 09:13:43
THOMAS A KEMPIS; MARCUS OF REGENSBURG; HENRICUS SALTERIENSIS; IOHANNES GOBI; PS-BEDE; BONAVENTURE; LUDOLF VON SUDHEIM; PS-ANSELM
Netherlands (Southeastern?) or Western Germany, c. 1460-1480. MISCELLANY WITH ELEVEN IMPORTANT TEXTS REFLECTING THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE MODERN DEVOTION. In Latin, Low German, and Dutch, decorated manuscript on paper, Netherlands (Southeastern?) or West Germany, c. 1460-1480. Dimensions 244 x 143, 222 folios on paper, apparently complete, written by at least four scribes in expert cursive gothic bookhands in 28-30 long lines, seven ORIGINAL TABS or place-markers made from white leather strips, blank spaces for 2-line initials, guide notes for rubricator, majuscules stroked with red, 6- to 2-line red initials. BINDING:modern half-tawed leather and exposed wood, two brass clasp-and-catch fastenings, straps missing, fastening back to front, spine with four raised bands. TEXT:A carefully thought-out miscellany that reflects the spirituality of the Modern Devotion (religious movement) and includes the Imitation of Christ, five visionary texts describing journeys to Heaven and Hell (one copied twice), and six texts on the Passion of Christ. PROVENANCE: Written in the Netherlands, probably in the Southeastern region, or in neighboring Western Germany, c. 1460-80, as indicated by the languages in the manuscript and the watermarks. Later, the manuscript belonged to Rev. A. d. Wagner (1824-1902) of Brighton, a noted collector with a library of more than 12,000 volumes (his ink stamp on f. 4). The manuscript was later owned by Rev. Cecil Deedes (1843-1921), prebendary and librarian of Chichester Cathedral (his note glued inside front cover). Later, Edward Croft-Murray (1907-80), form … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures [U.S.A.]
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2019-07-03 15:13:54
1460. Faksimile: (13,5 cm x 10.5 cm), 318 S., 47 farb. Miniaturen., 360 Zierleisten Kommentarbd.: Gr.8, 310 S., zahlr. Abb., Faksimile: Samteinband m. je vier vergoldeten Eckbeschlägen und je ein vergoldetes Medaillon mit zwei Schließen. Kommentarbd.: OLwd. auf Schuber montiert mit Plexiglasabdeckung., Fakismile: tadell. Kommentarbd.: Deckel Minimal angeschmutzt, tadell. VERGRIFFEN. Nr. 688 der 980 arab. num. Auflage (zusätzl. 80 röm. num. Ex., diese nicht im Handel). Karl der Kühne, Herzog von Burgund liess sich um 1460 vom Buchmaler Lieven van Lathem, dem Wiener Meister der Maria von Burgund sowie dem Schreiber Nicolas Spierinc ein Gebetbuch zum persönlichen Gebrauch anfertigen: das Gebetbuch Karls des Kühnen. Es legt Zeugnis davon ab, daß der mächtigste Mann in Europa auch als Mäzen nicht seinesgleichen hatte - ist doch das Buch Seite für Seite mit Gold ausgestattet! Auf 159 Blättern im Format 124 x 92 mm entfaltet sich in insgesamt 47 Miniaturen die überbordende Pracht burgundischer Bücherliebe. Die zeichnerische Fabulierlust setzt sich bis in die erfindungsreichen Bordüren fort, wo sich zwischen farbigem Akanthus und Goldpollen ungezählte Drolerien, Menschen und Vögel tummeln. Drei Porträts des Auftraggebers belegen die sehr persönliche Beziehung Karls zu seinem Gebetbuch. Auch die Textseiten beeindrucken durch reichen Schmuck. Die feine Kalligraphie wird von mehr als 360 Initialen auf zumeist ziseliertem Goldgrund gegliedert jede Textseite ist zudem mit einer ornamentalen Bordüre verziert. So spiegelt das Gebetbuch Karls des Kühnen Seite für Seite Pracht und Luxus B … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej [Switzerland]
2019-07-01 18:44:52
Southern Netherlands, Ghent of Bruges, c. 1460-1470. SUBSTANTIAL BOOK OF HOURS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH MANY LARGE AND SMALL MINIATURES. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, Southern Netherlands, Ghent or Bruges, c. 1460-1470. Dimensions 179 x 124 mm., 118 folios, complete, written in brown ink in a textualis formata bookhand on 19 lines, one-line initials, 2- to 3- line champ initials, fourteen 6-line initials, one HISTORIATED INITIAL (5-lines), ELEVEN SMALL MINIATURES (6-lines), FOURTEEN FULL-PAGE MINIATURES, 28 FULL BORDERS. BINDING: nineteenth-century dark brown calf, gold-tooled, contains words in gilt (mostly rubbed out) MARIE (front board) and ROSARIE (back board), gauffered edges. ILLUSTRATION: Painted in the style of the Masters of the Beady Eyes, this Book of Hours is distinguished by its unusual and enigmatic details. The artist is eager to represent architectural and structural details, which sometimes lead to curious spatial arrangements and juxtapositions. PROVENANCE: The painting style situates the production of this book in Ghent or Bruges around 1460-70. Due to the inclusion of a suffrage to St. Quentin (venerated in Northern France), the manuscript was destined for use in the francophone region of the Southern Netherlands extending to the Northern France. It was probably made for an individual from Burgundy stationed in the Southern Netherlands, possibly in Bruges. Prayers in French and motets in Latin transcribed in the sixteenth century to the blank pages. François Legrand (d. 1716) of Burgundy probably owned the book in the seventeenth century, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures [U.S.A.]
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2019-05-12 07:22:31
Livre d'Heures]
1460. Riche manuscrit parisien enluminé sur peau de vélin orné de 13 grandes peintures et d’une superbe bordure de rinceaux d’or à chacune de ses pages et conservé dans sa reliure estampée sur ais de bois de l’époque. Paris, vers 1460. HEURES DE LA VIERGE A L’USAGE DE ROME. Manuscrit enluminé sur peau de vélin. Paris, vers 1460. In-8 de 140 feuillets. Veau estampé à froid sur ais de bois, dos restauré. Reliure de l’époque. 206 x 142 mm. TRES PLAISANT MANUSCRIT ENLUMINE PARISIEN SUR PEAU DE VELIN DU MILIEU DU XVe SIECLE ORNE DE 13 GRANDES PEINTURES. Le texte comprend : (justification 93 x 62 mm) - le Calendrier. Sainte Geneviève, patronne de Paris est calligraphiée en lettres d’or, permettant ainsi de localiser l’atelier parisien de l’artiste. - Les Psaumes. - Obsecro te et O. intemerata. - Les Heures de la Vierge. - Les Psaumes pénitentiels. - Les Heures du Saint Esprit. - Les Vigiles des Morts. Les sujets des 13 grandes peintures représentent : - Saint Jean à Patmos. Belle architecture de cathédrale au fond de la scène. - L’Annonciation en tête des Matines. Scène sereine. Bel intérieur du XVè siècle. - La Visitation pour les Laudes, sur fond de paysage et place fortifiée. - La Nativité pour Prime. Douce scène. Château fort en arrière-plan. - L’Adoration des mages pour Tierce. Très beau bleu. Place forte en fond. - L’Annonce aux bergers pour Sexte. Scène empreinte de gaieté. Joli paysage vallonné de campagne sur fond de cathédrale. RARE REPRESENTATION D’UNE FEMME FILANT LA LAINE. - La Présentation au Temple pour Nones. - La fuite en Égypte sur fond architectural pour Vêpres … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Amélie Sourget [paris, France]
2019-04-18 15:30:53
Willem Vrelant
Illuminated miniature from a Book of Hours, Bruges, c. 1460. Painted in the style of Willem Vrelant, on vellum. 58 x 37mm, pasted to a vellum leaf. Vrelant, from Utrecht, had settled in Bruges by 1454 where he rapidly attracted prestigious patrons, headed by the Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Good and his successor, Charles the Bold, and also worked with assistants to meet the demands of a wider market. The artist of this miniature is close to Vrelant in style and technique, deploying rich comparatively unmodulated colours, clarified and defines by line, to create attractively detailed scenes even on this small scale
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-18 15:30:53
Willem Vrelant
Illuminated miniature from a Book of Hours, Bruges, c. 1460. Painted in the style of Willem Vrelant, on vellum. 58 x 37mm, pasted to a vellum leaf. Vrelant, from Utrecht, had settled in Bruges by 1454 where he rapidly attracted prestigious patrons, headed by the Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Good and his successor, Charles the Bold, and also worked with assistants to meet the demands of a wider market. The artist of this miniature is close to Vrelant in style and technique, deploying rich comparatively unmodulated colours, clarified and defines by line, to create attractively detailed scenes even on this small scale.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-18 15:30:53
Willem Vrelant
Illuminated miniature from a Book of Hours, Bruges, c. 1460. Painted in the style of Willem Vrelant, on vellum. 58 x 37mm, pasted to a vellum leaf. Vrelant, from Utrecht, had settled in Bruges by 1454 where he rapidly attracted prestigious patrons, headed by the Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Good and his successor, Charles the Bold, and also worked with assistants to meet the demands of a wider market. The artist of this miniature is close to Vrelant in style and technique, deploying rich comparatively unmodulated colours, clarified and defines by line, to create attractively detailed scenes even on this small scale.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-18 15:30:53
Willem Vrelant
Illuminated miniature from a Book of Hours, Bruges, c. 1460. Painted in the style of Willem Vrelant, on vellum. 58 x 37mm, pasted to a vellum leaf. Vrelant, from Utrecht, had settled in Bruges by 1454 where he rapidly attracted prestigious patrons, headed by the Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Good and his successor, Charles the Bold, and also worked with assistants to meet the demands of a wider market. The artist of this miniature is close to Vrelant in style and technique, deploying rich comparatively unmodulated colours, clarified and defines by line, to create attractively detailed scenes even on this small scale.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-16 15:34:02
Central France 1460. Manuscript - Illuminated miniature (page: 13,4 x 9,5 cm) on vellum with painted gold. Fragment from a 15th century Book of Hours, made in Central France c. 1460.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-16 15:34:02
Paris 1460. Manuscript - Historiated Initial on vellum (7,1 x 7,3 cm) or (2.8 x 2.9 inch) with bunished gold. Fragment, cutting from a 15th century Antiphonary. Paris c. 1460.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-16 15:34:02
Paris 1460. Manuscript - Historiated Initial on vellum (7,8 x 7,5 cm). Fragment, cutting from a 15th century Antiphonary. Paris c. 1460.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-16 15:34:02
Central France 1460. Manuscript - Illuminated miniature (page: 13,4 x 9,5 cm) on vellum with painted gold. Fragment from a 15th century Book of Hours, made in Central France c. 1460.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-16 15:34:02
Central France 1460. Manuscript - Illuminated miniature (page: 13,4 x 9,5 cm) on vellum with painted gold. Fragment from a 15th century Book of Hours, made in Central France c. 1460.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-16 15:34:02
Central France, 1460. Manuscipt - Illuminated miniature (page: 13,4 x 9,5 cm) on vellum with painted gold. Fragment from a 15th century Book of Hours, made in Central France c. 1460.
Bookseller: Sanderus Antiquariaat [Gent, Belgium]
2019-04-01 13:11:55
Aliotti Girolamo (1412-1480)
Florence, 1460 ca. 253 x 181 mm. ii + 139 + ii leaves. Complete. 14 quires. Collation: 1-1310, 149-10 (lacking the last blank leaf). Unfoliated. Blanks: fols. 2/10r, 14/8v, and 14/9r-v. Catchwords written in the center middle of the last page of each quire except quires 2 and 4. Text block: 164 x 90 mm, one column, 28 lines. The first capital letter of each sub-chapter set out. Ruled in brown ink. Text written in brown ink by a unique hand in formal humanist script. Headings and names of interlocutors in pale red ink. Two illuminated coats of arms of Pope Pius II (see below), numerous gold and white-vine initials (see below). Five one-line blue paragraph marks on fols. 2/8v, 2/9r, 2/10v, and 4/10v. Early twentieth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Spine with four raised bands, marbled flyleaves, gilt and gauffered edges. Upper joint skilfully repaired. A well-preserved manuscript. First leaf slightly soiled, four small round wormholes in blank outer margin of the first leaves reducing to one and then disappearing. A few marginal stains; old repair to the lower blank margin of fol. 14/3.Textfols. 1/1r-2/7v: G. Aliotti, Ad Maximum beatissimumq; Pontificem Pium II. Pro felici ac secundo ex Mantuana peregrinatione reditu (G. Aliotti, Epistolae et opuscula, II, pp. 323-345). Inc. Ego beatissime pater cum per hos superiores dies Roma rediensExpl. meae gratulationis cantus adoriar sic placet 78-verse poem follows on fols. 1/8r-2/9v (inc Inclita signa uago lumen radiantia mundo)fols. 2/10v-4/10r: G. Aliotti, Dialogus de optimo vite genere deligendo (C. Caby, R … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Govi Rare Books LLC [U.S.A.]
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2019-02-04 15:01:25
MINIATURE. Leaves from a Book of Hours in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment. [France, c. 1460-1470] Six single leaves (ca. 18×13 cm; 26×21 cm framed and glazed), plus one double leaf framed separately (31×24 cm), with 22 lines in a fine gothic bookhand with readings from the monastic offices for the various liturgical hours of the day. Five leaves (including the double leaf) with small initials in blue or liquid gold with contrasting red or black penwork; 3 leaves with larger initials in colour on gold grounds enclosing vividly coloured foliate sprays, the text enclosed within with gold and coloured text bars, border decoration of coloured swirls of acanthus leaves and single hairline foliage terminating in a wealth of painted flowers and golden leaves. These are leaves from perhaps the most fundamental and popular type of book produced during the Middle Ages: the Book of Hours. During the fourteenth century, the explosion of wealth and piety pushed the affluent secular classes to adopt the monastic liturgical hours – certain hours of the day which began with recitations of prayers and parts of the liturgy predominantly in Latin – and ever increasingly opulent copies of these texts were produced for secular patrons to keep with them at all times and to use when the local church or monastery chimed the correct hour. By the time of the production of this copy gold was frequently used to catch the light as the reader turned the book in his hands and heighten the visual impact of the page.
Bookseller: Symonds Rare Books Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2019-02-02 10:37:29
Livre d'heures à l'usage de Bourges. Manuscrit enluminé en latin, sur parchemin;
115 ff. sur peau de vélin, précédés et suivis de deux feuillets de garde de papier; manuscrit lacunaire, il manque toutes les grandes miniatures, écriture bâtarde bourguignonne de deux modules, encre brune, réglure à l'encre rouge pâle (justification: 62 x 45 mm), 18 lignes par page, rubriques en rouge pâle, majuscules peintes à l'or bruni parsemant le texte, très nombreuses initiales peintes (2 lignes de hauteur) en brun et camaïeu d'or avec un bestiaire et hybrides zoomorphes variés; au calendrier, 12 petites miniatures figurant les signes du zodiaque, peintes en camaïeu d'or. Dimensions: 134 x 78 mm. Reliure de velours brodé à motifs floraux, avec manques au dos et au plat inférieur, deux fragments de ms de remploi (reliure du XVIe siècle). Ce très beau manuscrit est d'origine berrichonne. Le calendrier fait la part belle aux saints honorés à Bourges, avec plusieurs évêques de Bourges cités. On soulignera la mention rare au calendrier de la Fête des miracles de Notre-Dame de Déols (Indre), suggérant que le manuscrit fut peut-être prévu pour un usage à Déols (diocèse de Bourges), peut-être lié à l'église de Saint-Etienne de Déols, vu l'importance des entrées au calendrier pour saint Etienne. De plus, l'église de Saint-Etienne de Déols conservait au XVe siècle une copie de la statue de la Vierge miraculeuse (voir texte ci-dessous). L'Office des morts est clairement à l'usage de Bourges. Ce manuscrit étant incomplet de ses grandes enluminures, il est difficile de suggérer un atelier ou l'autre actif à Bourges. Toutefois, le décor rappelle clairement les manuscrits peints pa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Pierre-Adrien Yvinec [France, Paris]
2019-02-01 22:26:12
1460. Rome Francisci Bourlia, 1830. Large 8vo, pp xviii, 294, [1, colophon], with 4 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding lithographs concerning relics, bound in floral textured cloth, leather label, spine faded, a few old monastical library stamps and bookplate, else in fine clean state internally, FIRST EDITION, text in Latin and part in French, the standard study of these early relics of the Holy [or True] Cross held in the Sessorian Library in Rome. boards rubbed, faded. minor fox faint waterstain to margins . RARE. - This will be carefully packed Returns accepted.
Bookseller: sound_and_script [New York, New York, US]
2019-02-01 18:31:50
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL MINIATURE OF SAINT ANTHONY THE GREAT, FROM AN ENGAGING LITTLE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Northern France [probably Paris], ca. 1460s. This is a memorably animated miniature showing the father of Christian monasticism serenely ignoring the demons sent to taunt and tempt him. The patron saint of swineherds (thus the pig as his attribute), Saint Anthony withstood many years of demonic torments, and offered advice and encouragement to others in their own trials. While the artist was restricted by an expected reverence toward the saint, he felt no such constraint in depicting the devils, and the one on the left--with a chest resembling the red scales of an alligator--is a particularly successful expression of artistic license.. 130 x 98 mm. (5 1/8 x 3 7/8"). Single column, 14 lines in a fine gothic book hand. Attractively matted. The text similarly decorated as in the previous entry, but with the panel border on the verso inhabited by a long-necked hybrid beast, the same side WITH A FINE, SMALL MINIATURE (measuring 35 x 33 mm.) OF SAINT ANTHONY THE GREAT, the Desert Father seated on a broad wooden bench beneath a red and gold canopy, one hand upraised in blessing, the other holding an open book, the saint flanked on either side by a fierce demon, one raising a stick with which to beat him, and in the foreground, a pig sniffing around the saint's feet. Minor loss of paint in a small spot on the miniature, affecting the head of one demon, one initial faintly blurred, otherwise fresh, clean, and altogether pleasing. This is a memorably animated miniature showing the father of Christian monasticism serenely ignoring the demons sent to taunt and tempt him. The patr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2019-01-29 17:29:58
Faksimile: (13,5 cm x 10.5 cm), 318 S., 47 farb. Miniaturen., 360 Zierleisten Kommentarbd.: Gr.8, 310 S., zahlr. Abb., Faksimile: Samteinband m. je vier vergoldeten Eckbeschlägen und je ein vergoldetes Medaillon mit zwei Schließen. Kommentarbd.: OLwd. auf Schuber montiert mit Plexiglasabdeckung., Fakismile: tadell. Kommentarbd.: Deckel Minimal angeschmutzt, tadell. VERGRIFFEN. Nr. 688 der 980 arab. num. Auflage (zusätzl. 80 röm. num. Ex., diese nicht im Handel).Karl der Kühne, Herzog von Burgund liess sich um 1460 vom Buchmaler Lieven van Lathem, dem Wiener Meister der Maria von Burgund sowie dem Schreiber Nicolas Spierinc ein Gebetbuch zum persönlichen Gebrauch anfertigen: das Gebetbuch Karls des Kühnen. Es legt Zeugnis davon ab, daß der mächtigste Mann in Europa auch als Mäzen nicht seinesgleichen hatte - ist doch das Buch Seite für Seite mit Gold ausgestattet! Auf 159 Blättern im Format 124 x 92 mm entfaltet sich in insgesamt 47 Miniaturen die überbordende Pracht burgundischer Bücherliebe. Die zeichnerische Fabulierlust setzt sich bis in die erfindungsreichen Bordüren fort, wo sich zwischen farbigem Akanthus und Goldpollen ungezählte Drolerien, Menschen und Vögel tummeln. Drei Porträts des Auftraggebers belegen die sehr persönliche Beziehung Karls zu seinem Gebetbuch.Auch die Textseiten beeindrucken durch reichen Schmuck. Die feine Kalligraphie wird von mehr als 360 Initialen auf zumeist ziseliertem Goldgrund gegliedert jede Textseite ist zudem mit einer ornamentalen Bordüre verziert. So spiegelt das Gebetbuch Karls des Kühnen Seite für Seite Pracht und Luxus Burgunds w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej [Switzerland]
2019-01-29 16:02:05
Leo Hebraeus ( D. i.: Jehuda ben Isaak Abravanel)
Kl.-8, 2 Bl., 261 num. Blätter. (Nummerierungssprung von 134 auf 155 (also insgesamt 482 S.), Privat-Ldr- des 18. Jhts., Rückenschild u. Goldpräg. marmorierter Schnitt, Exlibris (Wilmont, Viscount Lisburne) a. Vors., Min. fingerfleckig, tadell. (Aldinensammlung Staatsbibliothek Berlin 559. Druckermarke auf Titel und am Schluss. Jehuda (auch: Juda) ben Isaak Abravanel, oft kurz Abravanel oder Abrabanel genannt, italienisch Leone Ebreo, (* um 1460 in Lissabon + nach 1521 in Neapel) jüdischer Philosoph, Arzt und Dichter aus Portugal. 1483 Vertreibung wegen Hochverrats aus Portugal nach Spanien. Dort Leiter der Finanzverwaltung von Königin Isabella I. Trotzdem Vertreibung 1492 nach Neapel. 1495 Vertreibung wegen antijüdischen Progromen nach Genua. Als aber 1501 auch die Republik Genua judenfeindliche Maßnahmen ergriff erneute Flucht.Rückkehr nach Neapel, Aufstieg zum Leibarzt des Vizekönigs. 1510 Vertreibung nach Venedig. Nochmalige Rückkehr nach Neapel.Abravanel gehörte zu den prominenten Vertretern des Platonismus in der Renaissance. Er verfügte über eine hervorragende humanistische Bildung und kannte sich in der christlichen ebenso wie in der jüdischen und der islamischen philosophischen Tradition aus. Sein Hauptwerk, die Dialoghi d'amore ("Dialoge über die Liebe"), knüpft an Platons Konzept des literarisch kunstvoll gestalteten philosophischen Dialogs an. Wie bei Platon und in der traditionellen belehrenden Dialogliteratur bemühen sich in den Dialoghi d'amore die Gesprächspartner gemeinsam um Erkenntnis. Abravanel wandelt jedoch das herkömmliche Konzept ab, indem er an die … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej [Switzerland]
2019-01-27 20:30:41
1460. Museum Lot Manuscript Music/ Antiphonals 15th to 17th C Large leaves on vellum, 7 in total, app. 15 X 20 or larger. These are original leaves and not reproductions, offered in Good Antiquarian condition with the usual occaisional flaws including old damp damage or smear, foxing/discoloration etc. on heavy old natural vellum and guaranteed authentic. They are undated from undocumented volumes and have been sparcely embelished with rubrics, aquamarine etc. Early music is in four and five staves hand scribed shape notes. In addition are two large sheets of printed text PSALM and other, post-incunabula, on heavy rag paper, with signs of much ecclesiastical use and margin repair hundreds of years old. The photos do no justice. This will be carefully packed and shipped rolled. 9 antiquarian sheets.
Bookseller: sound_and_script [New York, New York, US]
2019-01-24 08:50:36
AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM WITH ROUNDELS DEPICTING THE LIFE OF ST. ALEXIUS, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Paris: , ca. 1460. Paris, ca. 1460. The extraordinarily lavish and animated full borders, coupled here with extensive use of brushed and burnished gold, suggest that this leaf comes from a Book of Hours that was commissioned for a person or persons of high rank, since it would have been very costly. It comes from a manuscript that included numerous roundels depicting the lives of St. Catherine and the more obscure St. Alexius, and it is possible that this Book of Hours belonged to a husband and wife for whom these saints served as patrons. The story depicted in the two roundels--one showing a king and a kneeling man with a spear, the other showing a spear-wielding man (the same?) walking along a path--is a little difficult to follow, especially as we have only one leaf to go on. According to legend, St. Alexius fled a life of privilege in order to live an ascetic existence. After 17 years spent living in extreme poverty in Edessa, he returned to his father's home in Rome where he lived for a further 17 years in the guise of a beggar; his true identity was only revealed after his death. Although each figure in the roundels here is identified with white lettering, we have struggled to make out what these names might be. Given that the text comes from Matins (the first hour in the Hours of the Virgin), and assuming that it is indeed the story of St. Alexius being depicted, the scene must come early in the saint's life--probably the moment in which he leaves his home to pursue his true calling. The style of the delicately painted figures suggests that our artist may have been … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [US]
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2019-01-23 05:33:42
AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF ON VELLUM WITH ROUNDELS DEPICTING THE LIFE OF ST. ALEXIUS, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Paris, ca. 1460. The extraordinarily lavish and animated full borders, coupled here with extensive use of brushed and burnished gold, suggest that this leaf comes from a Book of Hours that was commissioned for a person or persons of high rank, since it would have been very costly. It comes from a manuscript that included numerous roundels depicting the lives of St. Catherine and the more obscure St. Alexius, and it is possible that this Book of Hours belonged to a husband and wife for whom these saints served as patrons. The story depicted in the two roundels--one showing a king and a kneeling man with a spear, the other showing a spear-wielding man (the same?) walking along a path--is a little difficult to follow, especially as we have only one leaf to go on. According to legend, St. Alexius fled a life of privilege in order to live an ascetic existence. After 17 years spent living in extreme poverty in Edessa, he returned to his father's home in Rome where he lived for a further 17 years in the guise of a beggar; his true identity was only revealed after his death. Although each figure in the roundels here is identified with white lettering, we have struggled to make out what these names might be. Given that the text comes from Matins (the first hour in the Hours of the Virgin), and assuming that it is indeed the story of St. Alexius being depicted, the scene must come early in the saint's life--probably the moment in which he leaves his home to pursue his true calling. The style of the delicately painted figures suggests that our artist may have been familiar with the e … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2018-12-01 19:50:25
[ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT]
Netherlands: np, 1460. First edition. framed. Very Good. EXQUISITE AND FINELY DETAILED ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT MINIATURE (C.1460) OF THE MAGI PRESENTING THEIR GIFTS TO THE BABY JESUS. In the center of the familiar scene Mary, dressed in a blue robe, is holding the baby Jesus while the three kings - Kaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar (generally considered to represent the three continents of Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as the three stages of life) - offer their gifts in golden vessels. Joseph, in a red robe and brown tunic, stands behind Mary while an unidentified man in a turban stands behind the kings. The large star the Magi have followed shines above the scene in bright gold in the richly-painted blue sky. Above (or behind) the figures (and behind bushes) appear a donkey and two camels and to the right is a large green dragon, a familiar symbol included to ward off evil.The highly detailed scene forms the interior of the initial “N”, which is itself formed by a stout red column with tendril/floral motifs, as well as the body of the dragon (which is chained to the outer structure of the letter). The background is dominated by the blue sky and the entire image is contained within a gold border.The miniature is a cutting from a musical leaf; the verso contains a large red initial on a decorative blue-and-white background and part of an anthropomorphic border to musical notations.Miniature: 4.75x4 inches (100x111mm). Archivally matted and framed with UV-protecting museum glass to an overall size of 10.5x10 inches.Netherlands: c.1460. Illuminated manuscript m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [US]
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2018-11-29 09:17:16
BOOK OF HOURS
Illuminated with six large miniatures, each above a four-line initial and accompanied by a four-sided border. Vellum, i + I + 139 + II + ii leaves, c.155x115mm, paginated sporadically 1–276 but jumping 2 between 201 and 211, foliated in the lower left corner every 5th leaf (used here), collation: 112, 26-1 (1st leaf missing), 38-1 (1st leaf missing), 4–68, 78-1 (1st leaf missing), 88-1 (3rd leaf missing), 98-2 (3rd & 6th leaves missing), 108, 112, 128-1 (1st leaf missing), 138, 14–188, 196-1 (last blank cancelled), written with 15 lines, the ruled space c.95x65mm. Bound in French late 16th-century brown polished calf over pasteboards, the covers densely gilt in panels each with a central oval lettered with a name in gilt capitals, the front board with “Claude Robinet”, the back board with “Catherine Tabouet”, the spine flat and decorated as a single compartment, gilt edges, in a fitted box (the joints and headcaps repaired, traces of ties at the fore-edge).
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. [U.K.]
2018-11-27 23:49:15
BOOK OF HOURS
1460. Illuminated with six large miniatures, each above a four-line initial and accompanied by a four-sided border. Vellum, i + I + 139 + II + ii leaves, c.155x115mm, paginated sporadically 1?276 but jumping 2 between 201 and 211, foliated in the lower left corner every 5th leaf (used here), collation: 112, 26-1 (1st leaf missing), 38-1 (1st leaf missing), 4?68, 78-1 (1st leaf missing), 88-1 (3rd leaf missing), 98-2 (3rd & 6th leaves missing), 108, 112, 128-1 (1st leaf missing), 138, 14?188, 196-1 (last blank cancelled), written with 15 lines, the ruled space c.95x65mm. Bound in French late 16th-century brown polished calf over pasteboards, the covers densely gilt in panels each with a central oval lettered with a name in gilt capitals, the front board with ?Claude Robinet?, the back board with ?Catherine Tabouet?, the spine flat and decorated as a single compartment, gilt edges, in a fitted box (the joints and headcaps repaired, traces of ties at the fore-edge). The Hours of Claude Robinet and his wife Catherine Tabouet who most likely acquired the manuscript and commissioned the binding that bears their names around the time of their marriage in 1591. The style of illumination, especially the female figures with long thin necks and oval heads (notably in the Visitation and Pentecost miniatures), suggest the the present illuminator worked in the orbit of the Master of Adelaide of Savoy (alias the Master of Poitiers MS 30), who is thought to have begun his career in Angers and later moved to Poitiers, both to the west of Bourges (see F. Avril and N. Reynaud, Les manuscrits … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
2018-11-06 17:31:57
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BOOK OF HOURS HOURS OF THE VIRGIN (USE OF ROME) N.D. Circa 1460-80; Flanders, Belgium; 173 Leaves of 175, Lacking one leaf after f.84/last blank), 346 Pages; Full 19th Century Miniature Leather; Vellum Pages; Latin Text/few in Italian; w2.6"xh3.5", Text w1"xh1.7"; Extremely Rare! ATTRIBUTES: Beautiful full Miniature Red Morocco leather, Pretty Gold floral boards/binding, Marble end pages, Illuminated manuscript on vellum, 13 lines in Gothic brown ink, Rubrics in red, Capitals touched in yellow, One line initial in blue/gold, 2 line initials in gold with red/blue backgrounds, 7 4-line initials with bar borders full height of page, 6 Full page miniatures/floral borders, 6 Large Initials/full borders, Numerous Illuminated gold initials throughout, Last few (later) prayers in Italian at the end (2 pages), Nice wide margins, Original instructions (word or two) to the artist written in Flemish beneath the miniatures, Brilliant Craftsmanship & Very Rare & Unusual Miniature Size, Smallest I have ever seen, ONE OF A KIND; GLORIOUS! SUMMARY: Preceded by a Calendar, Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost, Mass of the Virgin and Gospel Sequences, Followed by Penitential Psalms & Litany, The Office of the Dead. The subjects of the Miniatures are: The Crucifixion, Pentecost, A Priest saying Mass before a group of laity, The Annunciation, The Last Trump with God in judgement and a mouth of hell, The Burial of the Dead. BACKGROUND: The book of hours is a Christian devotional book popular in the Middle Ages. It is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated manuscript. Like eve … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-10-17 17:28:17
[ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT]
Netherlands: np, 1460. First edition. EXQUISITE AND FINELY DETAILED ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT MINIATURE (C.1460) OF THE MAGI PRESENTING THEIR GIFTS TO THE BABY JESUS. In the center of the familiar scene Mary, dressed in a blue robe, is holding the baby Jesus while the three kings - Kaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar (generally considered to represent the three continents of Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as the three stages of life) - offer their gifts in golden vessels. Joseph, in a red robe and brown tunic, stands behind Mary while an unidentified man in a turban stands behind the kings. The large star the Magi have followed shines above the scene in bright gold in the richly-painted blue sky. Above (or behind) the figures (and behind bushes) appear a donkey and two camels and to the right is a large green dragon, a familiar symbol included to ward off evil. The highly detailed scene forms the interior of the initial "N", which is itself formed by a stout red column with tendril/floral motifs, as well as the body of the dragon (which is chained to the outer structure of the letter). The background is dominated by the blue sky and the entire image is contained within a gold border. The miniature is a cutting from a musical leaf; the verso contains a large red initial on a decorative blue-and-white background and part of an anthropomorphic border to musical notations. Miniature: 4.75x4 inches (100x111mm). Archivally matted and framed with UV-protecting museum glass to an overall size of 10.5x10 inches. Netherlands: c.1460. Illuminated manuscript miniature on vellum. A few smal … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [USA]
2018-10-03 23:00:00
CICERON Marcus Tullius & GRUTER Jean(GRUTERUS Janus)
Hamburgi (Hambourg): ex bibliopolio Frobeniano. First edition. Frontispiece and title vignette of the printer to the other three title pages. Printing 2 columns with linear numbering. We did not find this edition in French catalogs, nor English. A copy of the Palatine Library in Germany. 'Although it is poorly printed and on bad paper, this issue deserves to be mentioned as one of our main author. She served as the basis for almost all those who have appeared in the seventeenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth century. This is also the first in which the text of Cicero is divided into chapters. ' Brunet II, 8. Vellum Full time, back with nerves. Great central medallions on the boards. Traces of laces. The first volume has no back and the second has lost its two lower chambers. Scattered spots. This edition of Froben gathers texts of a given in France by Jean Guillaume edition, here it is annotated and commented by John Gruter. Froben comes from a famous dynasty of printers whose most famous member was Johannes Froben (1460-1527) who worked early with Erasmus and Holbein, it was established in Basel. Jan Gruter (1560-1627) was born in Antwerp, he was a philologist and professor of history and librarian at the University of Wittenberg. He was regarded as a tireless worker and his works were popular throughout Europe. Library bookplate teachers St Stanislas Mons. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Paris Rare Books and Manuscripts [France, FR]
2018-09-23 09:41:44
BENOIT, Pierre Jacques.
Muller, America 1460; Sabin 4737; Suriname-cat. UBA 0508a. First edition of a richly illustrated work on Surinam by the Belgian artist Pierre Jacques Benoit (1782-1854), who travelled to Surinam in 1830, with all the illustrations printed on China paper. The lively plates include topographic views, botanical, ethnographical and zoological subjects, and scenes from the life of the native Indians, the African-Americans and the white colonists. The plates are preceded by a historical survey of Surinam, covering the population and their customs, rituals and objects, commerce, topography and geography, plantations, etc.Some occasional foxing and spotting. Spine restored. Overall in good condition.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2018-07-29 07:29:53
ANTONIUS VERCELLENSIS (DA VERCELLI), Quadragesimale de Aeternis Fructibus Spiritus Sancti
1460. AMPLY ANNOTATED BY CONTEMPORARY HANDS, THESE SERMONS BY AN UNDERSTUDIED FRANCISCAN AUTHOR WILL REPAY SCHOLARLY ATTENTION. Decorated manuscript on parchment and paper, in Latin with a few notes in Italian, Northern Italy, Milan (?), c. 1460-1475. Dimensions 220 x 150 mm. 519 folios, written in a cursive book hand in two columns of forty-nine lines, two- to five-line initials in bright red, some quoted auctoritates, sources and exempla specified in red in the margin, some rubrics and beginning of a given sermon added on separate strips of paper and pasted in the margin with a system of reference to the text in two columns, many marginal annotations, digressions, additions, and corrections. BINDING: Bound in a later tan sheepskin over pasteboard, smooth spine decorated with simple double gold fillets, a small circular white paper label with "MS" at the foot of the spine, marbled endleaves and pastedowns, edges brushed in dark blue. TEXT: Amply annotated by contemporary hands and transcribed during the author's lifetime, this collection of Quadragesimal sermons (24 of the 61 known sermons) is by the understudied Italian preacher Antonius da Vercelli (d. 1483) of the Observant Franciscan movement. His sermons boast a strong didactic and catechetical character; they are enhanced by a plethora ofexempla as well as plentiful quotes from scriptural, patristic, and lay authors. Known in only three manuscripts, only one of them complete, and unpublished, the collection merits a critical edition. PROVENANCE: Manuscript copied in northern Italy as per script and watermark. Manus … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures [US]
2018-06-10 06:03:18
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BOOK OF HOURS HOURS OF THE VIRGIN (USE OF ROME) N.D. Circa 1460-80; Flanders, Belgium; 173 Leaves of 175, Lacking one leaf after f.84/last blank), 346 Pages; Full 19th Century Miniature Leather; Vellum Pages; Latin Text/few in Italian; w2.6"xh3.5", Text w1"xh1.7"; Extremely Rare! ATTRIBUTES: •Beautiful full Miniature Red Morocco leather, Pretty Gold floral boards/binding, •Marble end pages, Illuminated manuscript on vellum, 13 lines in Gothic brown ink, •Rubrics in red, Capitals touched in yellow, One line initial in blue/gold, •2 line initials in gold with red/blue backgrounds, •7 4-line initials with bar borders full height of page, •6 Full page miniatures/floral borders, 6 Large Initials/full borders, •Numerous Illuminated gold initials throughout, •Last few (later) prayers in Italian at the end (2 pages), Nice wide margins, •Original instructions (word or two) to the artist written in Flemish beneath the miniatures, •Brilliant Craftsmanship & Very Rare & Unusual Miniature Size, •Smallest I have ever seen, ONE OF A KIND; GLORIOUS! SUMMARY: •Preceded by a Calendar, Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost, •Mass of the Virgin and Gospel Sequences, Followed by Penitential Psalms & Litany, •The Office of the Dead. •The subjects of the Miniatures are: •The Crucifixion, Pentecost, A Priest saying Mass before a group of laity, •The Annunciation, The Last Trump with God in judgement and a mouth of hell, •The Burial of the Dead. BACKGROUND: •The book of hours is a Christian devotional book popular in the Middle Ages. It is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-06-08 21:16:30
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BOOK OF HOURS HOURS OF THE VIRGIN (USE OF ROME) N.D. Circa 1460-80; Flanders, Belgium; 173 Leaves of 175, Lacking one leaf after f.84/last blank), 346 Pages; Full 19th Century Miniature Leather; Vellum Pages; Latin Text/few in Italian; w2.6"xh3.5", Text w1"xh1.7"; Extremely Rare! ATTRIBUTES: •Beautiful full Miniature Red Morocco leather, Pretty Gold floral boards/binding, •Marble end pages, Illuminated manuscript on vellum, 13 lines in Gothic brown ink, •Rubrics in red, Capitals touched in yellow, One line initial in blue/gold, •2 line initials in gold with red/blue backgrounds, •7 4-line initials with bar borders full height of page, •6 Full page miniatures/floral borders, 6 Large Initials/full borders, •Numerous Illuminated gold initials throughout, •Last few (later) prayers in Italian at the end (2 pages), Nice wide margins, •Original instructions (word or two) to the artist written in Flemish beneath the miniatures, •Brilliant Craftsmanship & Very Rare & Unusual Miniature Size, •Smallest I have ever seen, ONE OF A KIND; GLORIOUS! SUMMARY: •Preceded by a Calendar, Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost, •Mass of the Virgin and Gospel Sequences, Followed by Penitential Psalms & Litany, •The Office of the Dead. •The subjects of the Miniatures are: •The Crucifixion, Pentecost, A Priest saying Mass before a group of laity, •The Annunciation, The Last Trump with God in judgement and a mouth of hell, •The Burial of the Dead. BACKGROUND: •The book of hours is a Christian devotional book popular in the Middle Ages. It is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-05-09 17:06:15
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL MINIATURE OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER, FROM AN ENGAGING LITTLE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Northern France [probably Paris], ca. 1460s. 130 x 98 mm. (5 1/8 x 3 7/8"). Single column, 14 lines in a fine gothic book hand. Attractively matted. The text similarly decorated as in the previous entry, but with the panel border on the recto inhabited by a yellow bird about to take flight, the same side WITH A VERY ATTRACTIVE MINIATURE (measuring 35 x 33 mm.) OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER BEARING THE CHRIST CHILD ACROSS A RIVER, the saint in a short tunic and flowing red cloak, his passenger in purple, the blue waters of the treacherous river choppy, the approaching bank steep and rocky, and atop it, a hermit lighting their way with a lamp held high. Just a hint of soil in the fore margin, but especially well preserved in general. A very popular saint in the Middle Ages--and so a figure often appearing in the Suffrages--St. Christopher led a life that comprised one long quest to find and serve the world's greatest ruler. The present detailed and intriguing image shows the end of that search, as the saint carries the Son of Man across a swollen river. Even though Christopher is massive (measuring more than seven feet tall) and greatly strong, the Christ Child becomes a ponderous burden, as the saint is carrying, in the Child's words, "not only the weight of the whole world, but also of Him who made it." The crusty-looking hermit with the lantern, who told Christopher to serve Christ by being a human ferry, is a wonderfully charming element here. A very popular saint in the Middle Ages--and so a figure often appearing in the Suffrages--St. Christopher led a life that comprised o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-05-09 17:06:15
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL MINIATURE OF SAINT GENEVIEVE, FROM AN ENGAGING LITTLE BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Northern France [probably Paris], ca. 1460s. 130 x 98 mm. (5 1/8 x 3 7/8"). Single column, 14 lines in a fine gothic book hand. Attractively matted. The text similarly decorated as in the previous entry, but with the panel border on the recto inhabited by a merry grotesque with the body of a goose and a long-nosed human face on a serpentine neck, verso WITH AN ATTRACTIVE MINIATURE (measuring 35 x 33 mm.) OF SAINT GENEVIEVE standing in a room reading, WHILE BEHIND HER AN ANGEL CHASES AWAY A BLUE-WINGED DEMON. Very minor flaking of paint in the miniature (not detracting from the image), two faint black lines (perhaps offsetting from the outline of a miniature on the opposite page) running across the text, one of the lines entering the miniature, otherwise a very clean, bright, and still quite pleasing leaf. In this well composed and complex scene, the patron saint of Paris, Genevieve, who saved the city from Attila the Hun, is protected herself by an angel who has flown in at just the right moment. This celestial guard has a stick in each hand, and pokes the disgusting demon into submission. In this well composed and complex scene, the patron saint of Paris, Genevieve, who saved the city from Attila the Hun, is protected herself by an angel who has flown in at just the right moment. This celestial guard has a stick in each hand, and pokes the disgusting demon into submission.
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-04-07 05:40:27
Rouen 1460-1470 1 vol. petit in-4 (197 x 145 mm.) de 135 ff. (190 x 140 mm.), justification du calendrier 90 x 60 mm., 16 longues lignes, criture textura lencre bleue, rouge et or, justification du texte 85 x 63 mm., 15 longues lignes, ff. 97v, 135v blanc. Reliure en maroquin rouge, dos orn, filets dors, composition de dentelles sur les plats, tranches dores (reliure du XVIIe sicle). Manuscrit sur vlin du XVe sicle, orn de 13 grandes miniatures. Ce charmant livre dheures peut tre attribu un suiveur tardif du Matre de Talbot. Le Matre de Talbot a illustr une copie du Roman dAlexandre command par Lord John Talbot et offert par la reine Marguerite dAnjou fille du roi Ren et femme dHenri VI peu aprs le couronnement de ce dernier en 1444. Il a galement peint les miniatures dun livre dheures pour Lord Talbot, premier comte de Shrewsbury et sa femme Marguerite Beauchamp (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum Ms. 40-1950 et 40-1951). On conserve des uvres excutes Rouen aprs le retour de cette ville de la guerre de 100 ans dans le giron franais. Il a travaill peu aprs 1450 pour lՎchevinage de Rouen (Paris, Bibl. Nationale fr. 126). On retrouve dans le prsent manuscrit les voutes en bois et les tentures. Son style est fortement crit, son coloris chatoyant aux tonalits pure (bleu, vert, rouge, rose, marron) et peu model et ses paysage stylis. Cet enlumineur succde stylistiquement au Matre de Fastolf. Il reprend linterprtation sche et graphique des modles du groupe Boucicaut (Fr. Avril, Les manuscrits peintures en France 1440-1520, cat. expo. BnF. 1993 cat. 88). On retrouve un style voi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [France, Paris]
2018-02-14 16:47:50
Balbus Johannes
[Johann Gutenberg]. A single leaf of the Mainz CATHOLICON, first edition, second impression. Double column, 66 lines. Type: 82G cast on two-line slugs. Rubricated in red with lombard initials (26 on recto and 26 on verso) and paragraph marks (5 on recto and 8 on verso). Royal folio (14 7/16 x 11 1/4 inches), printed on Galliziani paper with the characteristic shadows at wire-line intervals of ca. 5mm and with water-mark present. Now presented unattached, between a cream beveled mounting, older mounting also included and all within a handsome portfolio of tan buckram with paper label on the upper board. Single leaf. A very handsome piece with just a bit of browning along the binding edge, slight tear at bottom margin expertly repaired, no text effected, slight discolouring from old mounting tape at two very small points of the upper edge. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL LEAF from the most substantive of three books printed by Gutenberg from two-line castings rather than moveable types. Three chronologically distinct printings of the CATHOLICON have been identified on the basis of their paper stocks. This leaf containing the dictionary entries from "Cedula" to "Cenomia" from the first edition, second impression. As early as 1905 Gottfred Zedler recognized that the Catholicon edition dated Mainz 1460 exists in three impressions printed from a single setting of type but associated with three presses (with different pinhole patterns) and printed on three distinct paper stock. In 1982 Paul Needham presented evidence that the three issues were printed at different times, according to the data … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Buddenbrooks, Inc. [US]
2018-02-07 16:09:48
1460. . . . 1 Vol. . 10 pp. Folio. Pergamino. . Carta ejecutoría del pleito de hidalguía y exención de pechas entre Alfonso de Torres contra los hombres buenos de Villar de Domingo García en Cuenca, dada en el reinado de D. Enrique IV. Manuscrito en pergamino en letra gótica de cuarenta y cuatro lineas de caja que contiene la carta executoría sobre hidalguía y exención de pechos(tributos) pleiteada entre Alfonso de Torres contra los vecinos de Villar de Domingo García en Cuenca en el año de 1460. El peticionario alega su hidalguía de abuelos y padres que combatieron en distintas campañas con los reyes de Castilla, mientras los vecinos reclaman su contribución a un pedido real. Quedan ambas partes reconocidas de sus derechos y obligaciones en sentencia refrendada por el rey Enrique IV. Las ejecutorias de nobleza de este periodo son muy raras y son muy pocas las conservadas del convulso reinado de D. Enrique. No conserva el sello de plomo pendiente aunque si parte de los hilos. Rareza, de las más antiguas de España .
Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa [Bilbao, Spain]
2018-02-03 17:58:21
Balbus Johannes
[Johann Gutenberg]. A single leaf of the Mainz CATHOLICON, first edition, second impression. Double column, 66 lines. Type: 82G cast on two-line slugs. Rubricated in red with lombard initials (26 on recto and 26 on verso) and paragraph marks (5 on recto and 8 on verso). Royal folio (14 7/16 x 11 1/4 inches), printed on Galliziani paper with the characteristic shadows at wire-line intervals of ca. 5mm and with water-mark present. Now presented unattached, between a cream beveled mounting, older mounting also included and all within a handsome portfolio of tan buckram with paper label on the upper board. Single leaf. A very handsome piece with just a bit of browning along the binding edge, slight tear at bottom margin expertly repaired, no text effected, slight discolouring from old mounting tape at two very small points of the upper edge. A HANDSOME ORIGINAL LEAF from the most substantive of three books printed by Gutenberg from two-line castings rather than moveable types. Three chronologically distinct printings of the CATHOLICON have been identified on the basis of their paper stocks. This leaf containing the dictionary entries from "Cedula" to "Cenomia" from the first edition, second impression. As early as 1905 Gottfred Zedler recognized that the Catholicon edition dated Mainz 1460 exists in three impressions printed from a single setting of type but associated with three presses (with different pinhole patterns) and printed on three distinct paper stock. In 1982 Paul Needham presented evidence that the three issues were printed at different times, according to the data … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Buddenbrooks, Inc. [US]
2018-01-03 18:21:41
Kucera, Antonin
1460/ 1822 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Medienbibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten
Bookseller: Petra Gros
2017-11-19 18:34:13
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN
ca. 1460, Low Countries [probably Bruges]. the bifolium measuring 94 x 140 mm. (3 5/8 x 5 1/2"). Single column, 15 lines in an Italianate gothic rotunda. Rubrics in red, one-line initials in blue or gold with red or blue penwork, two-line initials in gold on blue and gold ground, a splendid five-line initial painted blue with branchwork decoration on a gold ground, A FULL-PAGE DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE depicting the Coronation of the Virgin within an arched compartment, WITH FULL BORDERS of acanthus leaves, flowers, vine-stems, and bezants, along with a charming bird in both full borders, all painted in a demi-grisaille fashion (the miniature with no text below and blank on the back). Red letters in the script a little faded, a series of small rust stains in the margin between the attached leaves, tiny moments of trivial soiling, but A BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN, WITH CRISP DETAIL AND IN AN VERY FINE STATE OF PRESERVATION, with virtually no sign of erosion in the paint or gold. This charming miniature was painted by an artist clearly indebted to Willem Vrelant (active in Bruges ca. 1454-81), but far better than most of his rather routine imitators. The various Vrelant-style artists have never been fully defined, in part probably because--as copious documentation reveals--he worked with family members and apprentices, who doubtless collaborated with him on manuscripts, and probably also on individual miniatures. This particular bifolium comes from a Book of Hours sold at Christie's in 1994 (and subsequently broken up before we obtained the bifolium), the description for which notes t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2017-11-19 18:34:13
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN
Low Countries [probably Bruges], ca. 1460. This charming miniature was painted by an artist clearly indebted to Willem Vrelant (active in Bruges ca. 1454-81), but far better than most of his rather routine imitators. The various Vrelant-style artists have never been fully defined, in part probably because--as copious documentation reveals--he worked with family members and apprentices, who doubtless collaborated with him on manuscripts, and probably also on individual miniatures. This particular bifolium comes from a Book of Hours sold at Christie's in 1994 (and subsequently broken up before we obtained the bifolium), the description for which notes that it was "also containing possibly some of [Vrelant's] own work." The same description also suggests that the rounded Italianate style of script found here could indicate an Italian or Catalan patron (or perhaps a scribe with these connections). The present miniature depicts the Coronation of the Virgin within an architectural setting. Mary is shown kneeling upon a starry pillow with three angels attending her, and Christ enthroned in front of her. The grisaille technique used here also points to the skill and quality of the artist. Silver was a notoriously difficult color to deploy, and it was perfected by those artists in the Low Countries that were patronized by the Dukes of Burgundy. From the French word "gris," meaning "gray," grisaille refers to a style of monochrome painting, normally executed using a black pigment such as lampblack and an inert white pigment. The technique first appeared in the late 13th century and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2017-11-19 18:34:13
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
Low Countries [probably Bruges], ca. 1460. This is an extremely well executed and charming miniature painted by an artist clearly indebted to Willem Vrelant (active in Bruges ca. 1454-81), but far better than most of his routine imitators. The various Vrelant-style artists have never been fully defined, in part because--as copious documentation reveals--he worked with family members and apprentices, who doubtless collaborated with him on manuscripts, and probably also on individual miniatures. This particular bifolium comes from a Book of Hours sold at Christie's in 1994 (and subsequently broken up before we obtained the bifolium), the description for which notes that it was "also containing possibly some of [Vrelant's] own work." The same description also suggests that the rounded Italianate style of script found here could indicate an Italian or Catalan patron (or perhaps a scribe with these connections). The present miniature depicts the Holy Family en route to Egypt, with the Virgin carrying her son on the back of an ass, and Joseph on foot carrying their meager belongings. The grisaille technique used in this miniature points to the skill and quality of the artist, as silver was a notoriously difficult color to deploy. From the French word "gris," meaning "gray," grisaille refers to a style of monochrome painting, normally executed using a black pigment such as lampblack and an inert white pigment. The technique first appeared in the late 13th century and experienced its greatest period of popularity from the second half of the 14th through the end of the 15th century … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2017-11-11 19:39:33
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2017-11-11 19:39:33
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
ca. 1460, Low Countries [probably Bruges]. 93 x 139 mm. (3 5/8 x 5 1/2"). Single column, 15 lines in an Italianate gothic rotunda. Rubrics in red, one-line initials in blue or gold with red or blue penwork, two-line initials in gold on blue and gold ground, a splendid five-line initial painted blue with branchwork decoration on a gold ground, A FULL PAGE DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE depicting the Flight into Egypt within an arched compartment, WITH FULL BORDERS of acanthus leaves, flowers, vine-stems, and bezants, all painted in a demi-grisaille fashion. A few small chips to the paint, one-line initials slightly smudged, and with some minor smudging in the margins, but A BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN, WITH CRISP DETAIL AND IN AN EXCELLENT STATE OF PRESERVATION. This is an extremely well executed and charming miniature painted by an artist clearly indebted to Willem Vrelant (active in Bruges ca. 1454-81), but far better than most of his routine imitators. The various Vrelant-style artists have never been fully defined, in part because--as copious documentation reveals--he worked with family members and apprentices, who doubtless collaborated with him on manuscripts, and probably also on individual miniatures. This particular bifolium comes from a Book of Hours sold at Christie's in 1994 (and subsequently broken up before we obtained the bifolium), the description for which notes that it was "also containing possibly some of [Vrelant's] own work." The same description also suggests that the rounded Italianate style of script found here could indicate an Italian or Catalan patron (or perhaps … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2017-11-11 19:39:33
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2017-11-11 19:39:33
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2017-11-11 19:39:33
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2017-11-11 19:39:33
A VELLUM BIFOLIUM FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, WITH A DEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURE DEPICTING THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
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