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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
Illuminated manuscript in Latin, written on vellum, possibly written by Ser Pietro di Bernardo Cennini and illuminated by Francesco d'Antonio del Chierico. Italy, Florence, ca. 1460-1470. 270 x 175 mm., ii, 156, ii leaves. Collation: I-XV10, XVI6-1 (last blank cancelled), perpendicular catchwords in hand of the scribe. Modern pencilled foliation including front flyleaf. Written in brown ink in a very fine, humanist minuscule between 37 horizontal and two pairs of vertical lines ruled in pale ink, justification: 195 x 105 mm., rubrics in pale red, two-line initials in dark blue throughout (often several on a page), 16 large (five- to nine-lines) white-vine initials in raised burnished gold, entwined with white-vine leaves infilled in blue, pink and green with three or more dots in white and with marginal extensions up and down the margins, the first with a two-sided border with winged putti carrying a wreath (original coat of arms erased), a bird and a butterfly. Lower corner of opening folio slightly thumbed. A few contemporary marginal notes, erasure at end affected several pages (below explicit on fol. 156v caused rubbing on fols. 155v-156r as well), few minor wormholes mostly in margins, few other creases and marks, generally in very fine condition, complete and with clean wide margins. Binding: late 16th-early 17th century (?) gold-tooled brown morocco, nine raised bands, panel design, perhaps Sicilian (see La Bibliofilía, vol. 68 (1966), pp. 181-183), gilt edges (covers a little worn, small sections missing from head and foot of spine); vellum pastedowns … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2016-11-24 15:41:56
CICERO, Marcus Tullius
Illuminated manuscript in Latin, written on vellum, possibly written by Ser Pietro di Bernardo Cennini and illuminated by Francesco d'Antonio del Chierico. Italy, Florence, ca. 1460-1470. 270 x 175 mm., ii, 156, ii leaves. Collation: I-XV10, XVI6-1 (last blank cancelled), perpendicular catchwords in hand of the scribe. Modern pencilled foliation including front flyleaf. Written in brown ink in a very fine, humanist minuscule between 37 horizontal and two pairs of vertical lines ruled in pale ink, justification: 195 x 105 mm., rubrics in pale red, two-line initials in dark blue throughout (often several on a page), 16 large (five- to nine-lines) white-vine initials in raised burnished gold, entwined with white-vine leaves infilled in blue, pink and green with three or more dots in white and with marginal extensions up and down the margins, the first with a two-sided border with winged putti carrying a wreath (original coat of arms erased), a bird and a butterfly. Lower corner of opening folio slightly thumbed. A few contemporary marginal notes, erasure at end affected several pages (below explicit on fol. 156v caused rubbing on fols. 155v-156r as well), few minor wormholes mostly in margins, few other creases and marks, generally in very fine condition, complete and with clean wide margins. Binding: late 16th-early 17th century (?) gold-tooled brown morocco, nine raised bands, panel design, perhaps Sicilian (see La Bibliofilía, vol. 68 (1966), pp. 181-183), gilt edges (covers a little worn, small sections missing from head and foot of spine); vellum pastedowns (lifted) from … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2016-11-17 10:29:18
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2016-11-17 10:29:18
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
ca. 1460, Flanders [Bruges?] - 220 x 154 mm. (8 3/4 x 6"). Single column, 19 lines in a fine gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, a gold and pink bar along the left side of the text on recto, one two-line gilt initial against a blue and pink ground, head and tail of recto with border of acanthus leaves and flower buds, and A VERY PLEASING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK (measuring 49 x 47 mm.). Small chip to one corner of the vellum, text on miniature side a little faded (but nothing illegible), margins a touch soiled, but still excellent, with the miniature in fine condition, retaining all its original detail and appeal. By the mid-14th century, the "Gospel Lessons" had become a typical feature in Books of Hours and were typically accompanied by portraits of the Evangelists and their attributes. The Lessons would often have been the first section encountered by the Medieval reader, immediately following the Calendar and consisting of four short readings from each of the Gospels. Consistent with convention, Mark is shown seated here (either in a study or a scriptorium) in the act of writing, and accompanied by his attribute, the lion. Although the basic imagery of this scene rarely varies, scholars like Roger Wieck have long noted how "the practices and equipment of medieval scribes are reflected in these miniatures" ("Time Sanctified," p. 55). Our artist carefully depicts a tilted writing surface attached to the saint's chair with metal clamps, and with two wells (presumably for ink) on the right side. Mark wields a stylus and works on a long scroll that falls off the end of the tabl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)
2016-11-16 20:44:31
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM CALENDAR LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, DEPICTING LABOR OF THE MONTH AND ZODIAC SIGN
Paris, ca. 1460. 195 x 143 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Single column, 16 lines in a gothic book hand. Minor feast days in red and blue, major feasts in gold, numerous gold and painted line fillers, the five "A" initials and the "KL" highly decorative and painted pink and blue against a gold background, gold and pink bar surrounding the text on three sides, BOTH SIDES OF THE LEAF WITH EXTRAVAGANTLY DECORATIVE BOTANICAL FULL BORDERS with two small birds hidden within, and INCORPORATING TWO MEDALLION MINIATURES DEPICTING THE LABOR OF THE MONTH (SOWING) AND THE SIGN OF THE ZODIAC (SCORPIO) FOR OCTOBER. IN VERY FINE, FRESH CONDITION, with gold and paint extraordinarily bright. The miniatures here are very delicately painted, with details of the landscapes and the garments highlighted with liquid gold. This extensive use of gold--for major feast days, for decorative border elements, and even for the hundreds of seeds being sown(!)--suggests that the book from which this leaf was cut may have been done as a commission for a specific person of high rank, since it would have been very costly. The miniatures here are very delicately painted, with details of the landscapes and the garments highlighted with liquid gold. This extensive use of gold--for major feast days, for decorative border elements, and even for the hundreds of seeds being sown(!)--suggests that the book from which this leaf was cut may have been done as a commission for a specific person of high rank, since it would have been very costly.
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2016-11-16 20:37:21
EIGHT ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT CALENDAR LEAVES, OFFERED TOGETHER, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN AND FRENCH
France, ca. 1460. n. 158 x 108 mm. (6 1/4 x 4 1/4"). 17 lines in a fine gothic book hand. Saints' names in red or blue, month and major feast days in brushed gold, two-line kalends in burnished gold on a pink and blue ground with white tracery, delicate hairline stems extending from the "KL" into the left margin, bearing blue and pink flowers and berries along with burnished gold ivy leaves. A couple of leaves with small, faint brown spot in the margin, the kalends lightly rubbed with minor loss of color or gold, otherwise clean, smooth, and bright.
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2016-11-15 09:52:54
circa 1460 - Vélin. 4,5 x 25 cm. Bandeau à thème de feuille de vigne stylisée travaillée à l'or à la feuille et de composition florale et fruitière (myosotis, fraises, feuilles de houx) aux gouaches rouge, verte, bleue. Chargée en son centre d'un personnage chimérique mi oiseau mi page désignant dans sa main gauche un ciboire d'or, disposé dans une acanthe à la gouache et à l'or liquide. Cette délicate composition datant de la seconde moitié du XVe siècle (circa 1460) ornait probablement la marge inférieure d'un grand manuscrit enluminé.
Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure
2016-11-04 23:27:33
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A MINIATURE OF THE HOLY TRINITY, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN FRENCH AND LATIN
Paris, ca. 1460. 153 x 110 mm. (6 x 4 3/8"). Single column, 14 lines of text in a fine gothic book hand. One-line initial in burnished gold on a pink and blue ground with white tracery, a two-line initial and a three-line initial in pink with white tracery on a ground of burnished gold, the center filled with twining blue vines bearing pink and scarlet flowers, verso with a rinceau panel border featuring twining hairline stems bearing burnished gold ivy leaves and fruit, blue and gold acanthus leaves, and flowers, recto WITH AN ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURE OF THE HOLY TRINITY SURROUNDED BY THE HEAVENLY HOST, this and the accompanying text enclosed by a pink, blue, and burnished gold bar border on one side, and a brushed gold bar border with pink lotus flowers on two sides, the whole surrounded by A FULL RINCEAU BORDER DENSE WITH ACANTHUS LEAVES, FOLIAGE, FRUIT, FLOWERS, AND TINY GOLD BERRIES on hairline stems. A little paint flaked from the book held by the Trinity, a couple of small spots in the margin, otherwise in fine condition--clean and smooth, with comfortable margins, and bright gold. The Trinity is shown here seated on a canopied throne, with God the Son, his hand raised in blessing, to the left of the Father. The latter, in a towering crown, holds a gold orb, and the Father and Son together support a large book opened between them. The dove of the Holy Spirit hovers above the book, radiating golden beams. The Trinity is flanked on both sides by cherubim and seraphim in rich red and soft yellow. It is the rendering of this angelic ambiance that elevates the level of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2016-11-02 21:53:39
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH SMALL MINIATURES OF SAINT CATHERINE AND OF SAINT MARY MAGDALENE, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Bruges, ca. 1460. n. The smaller size of these miniatures does not necessarily decrease their impact. Both are quite detailed, but the mood of each is very different. Mary Magdalene stands alone in a meadow, the picture of tranquillity, with a curving river, distant hills, and forests in the background. Her hair flows long and free over her gold-embroidered blue cloak, and she carries a golden jar of the scented unguent with which she had gone to anoint Christ's body, only to find him risen from the dead. Saint Catherine, on the other hand, looks more like a warrior queen than a virgin martyr. She is a regal figure in robes of gold, ermine, and red beneath a blue cloak, a crown linked with her nimbus. She stands defiantly before the spiked wheel that failed to kill her, and her nemesis Emperor Maxentius grovels at her feet as she grips the sword used to behead her as if she will raise it to exact justice. Though she stands outdoors with hills and trees in the distance, there is a gold-embroidered red backdrop with a stylized sky above. Catherine was a much-revered Medieval saint and was believed to be a powerful intercessor, which perhaps accounts for her martial aspect here as she prepares to fight on behalf of those who implore her.. 218 x 152 mm. (8 5/8 x 6"). Single column, 21 lines in a formal gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, one line filler in pink and blue accented with a gold dot, four two- or three-line initials in burnished gold on a blue and pink ground with white tracery, recto with a small (approximately 60 x 40 mm.) ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURE OF MARY MAGDALENE hol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2016-10-30 08:22:21
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Flanders [Bruges?], ca. 1460. n. By the mid-14th century, the "Gospel Lessons" had become a typical feature in Books of Hours and were typically accompanied by portraits of the Evangelists and their attributes. The Lessons would often have been the first section encountered by the Medieval reader, immediately following the Calendar and consisting of four short readings from each of the Gospels. Consistent with convention, Mark is shown seated here (either in a study or a scriptorium) in the act of writing, and accompanied by his attribute, the lion. Although the basic imagery of this scene rarely varies, scholars like Roger Wieck have long noted how "the practices and equipment of medieval scribes are reflected in these miniatures" ("Time Sanctified," p. 55). Our artist carefully depicts a tilted writing surface attached to the saint's chair with metal clamps, and with two wells (presumably for ink) on the right side. Mark wields a stylus and works on a long scroll that falls off the end of the table, a red initial just barely visible near its top edge. The miniature is deftly painted and highly detailed, despite its relatively small size. The artist depicts surroundings that are well defined, with a bright red tile floor, rich blue tapestry, multicolored columns, and a view of the outdoors.. 220 x 154 mm. (8 3/4 x 6"). Single column, 19 lines in a fine gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, a gold and pink bar along the left side of the text on recto, one two-line gilt initial against a blue and pink ground, head and tail of recto with border of acanthus leaves and flower buds, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A MINIATURE OF THE HOLY TRINITY, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN FRENCH AND LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A MINIATURE OF THE HOLY TRINITY, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN FRENCH AND LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A MINIATURE OF THE HOLY TRINITY, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN FRENCH AND LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A MINIATURE OF THE HOLY TRINITY, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN FRENCH AND LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A SMALL, CHARMING MINIATURE OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST AND THE LION, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [U.S.A.]
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2016-10-22 10:21:37
AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH A MINIATURE OF THE HOLY TRINITY, FROM A BOOK OF HOURS IN FRENCH AND LATIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2016-10-05 21:05:33
ROYE Jean de
Et des choses mémorables advenues de son Règne, depuis l'an 1460 iusque à 1483. Aultrement dicte, la Chronique Scandaleuse. Escrite par un Greffier de l'Hostel de ville de Paris.Imprimée sur le vray Original, 1620. 396 pp. + table des matières. Portrait du roi Louys XI en frontispice. La Chronique de Jean de Roye (1425-1495) embrasse tout le règne le Louis XI. Source de premier ordre pour l'histoire de Paris en particulier, elle a été reproduite en partie dans les Grandes Chroniques de France et par Antoine Vérard dans le Chronique Martiniane. Reliure plein veau havane de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Aux armes de Nicolas Joseph Foucault au centre des plats. Avec son ex-libris. Tranches rouges. Quelques légers frottements sur les plats. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-12° (16x10).
Bookseller: Livres et Collections P. Commerot
2016-09-22 08:24:39
Vicent Carcia / Bibliotheca Rara: deutscher Kommentarband Antonie Wlosok., Rom / Neapel um 1460 (Faksimile-Nachdruck jüngeren Datums). - 552 Seiten im Format 31,5 x 22,2cm, mit 38 Miniaturen, davon 11 ganzseitig. Um sein großartiges Heldenepos, die Aeneis, das er in Neapel begonnen hatte, zu vollenden, unternahm Publius Vergilius Maro, kurz Vergil, eine Studienfahrt nach Griechenland und Kleinasien. Auf der Rückreise mit dem Schiff wurde er krank und verstarb 19 v. Chr. in Brindisi. Von den unter seinem Namen überlieferten Werken sind die Eclogae oder Bucolica, die Georgica und die Aeneis die einzigen Texte, deren Echtheit unumstritten ist. Die Bucolica, die von Theokrits Werk Eidyllia inspiriert wurden, bestehen aus zehn kurzen Gedichten, wobei nur zwei mehr als hundert Verse haben. All diese zeichnen sich mit Ausnahme des vierten Gedichtes durch ihren dyllischbukolischen Charakter aus. Die Georgica, ein Werk von nicht zu übertreffender Schönheit, hatte zum Ziel, dem Herrscher Augustus dabei zu helfen, eine Rückbesinnung auf die Kräfte der Natur zu fördern. Sie ist in vier Bücher unterteilt: Im ersten Buch behandelt Vergil den Ackerbau und schließt einen Landsmannkalender und die Witterungszeichen ein, im zweiten wird die Baumzucht, vor allem der Weinbau dargestellt, im dritten die Viehzucht und im vierten die Apikultur: die Bienenzucht. Bl Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz
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2016-07-03 05:28:26
Catholic Church
THIS COLLECTION OF PRAYERS COMPILED TO SUPPORT PERSONAL DEVOTION IS PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY-NINE MINIATURES OF GREAT ORIGINALITY. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin (with some French), Belgium, Brussels, c. 1460 and Lille, c. 1475, 234 folios, 129 x 85 mm., lacking at least five leaves, written in a bâtarde script, 2-line gold initials, 3- to 4-line initials in blue on burnished gold grounds, each prayer begins with a decorated initial and an illuminated bracket-border with hairline tendrils, floral, leafy and fruit designs, FIVE SMALL and THIRTY-FOUR LARGE ARCH-TOPPED SEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURES set in illuminated borders on reserved grounds with colored floral and acanthus decoration, TEN LARGE COLORED MINIATURES, all but eight with full borders. BINDING: Old red velvet (rebacked and resewn). TEXT: A highly original collection of prayers and devotions, grouped around themes including the sufferings of Christ, invocations for protection against a great variety of woes, the Virgin, and suffrages to saints. Likely compiled in Belgium, near Brussels, in an environment favorable to the spiritual and devotional movement known as the Devotio Moderna. ILLUSTRATION: Includes a very large number of miniatures, colored or semi-grisaille, by two distinct hands. The colored miniatures of the Apostles (ff. 139-151), are by the Master of Johannes Gielemans, active in Brussels and possibly also Ghent during the third and fourth quarters of the fifteenth century. All other miniatures are by The Master of the Grisailles Fleurdelisées and workshop, apparently painted later. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
2016-07-03 05:28:26
Catholic Church
THIS COLLECTION OF PRAYERS COMPILED TO SUPPORT PERSONAL DEVOTION IS PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY-NINE MINIATURES OF GREAT ORIGINALITY. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin (with some French), Belgium, Brussels, c. 1460 and Lille, c. 1475, 234 folios, 129 x 85 mm., lacking at least five leaves, written in a bâtarde script, 2-line gold initials, 3- to 4-line initials in blue on burnished gold grounds, each prayer begins with a decorated initial and an illuminated bracket-border with hairline tendrils, floral, leafy and fruit designs, FIVE SMALL and THIRTY-FOUR LARGE ARCH-TOPPED SEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURES set in illuminated borders on reserved grounds with colored floral and acanthus decoration, TEN LARGE COLORED MINIATURES, all but eight with full borders. BINDING: Old red velvet (rebacked and resewn). TEXT: A highly original collection of prayers and devotions, grouped around themes including the sufferings of Christ, invocations for protection against a great variety of woes, the Virgin, and suffrages to saints. Likely compiled in Belgium, near Brussels, in an environment favorable to the spiritual and devotional movement known as the Devotio Moderna. ILLUSTRATION: Includes a very large number of miniatures, colored or semi-grisaille, by two distinct hands. The colored miniatures of the Apostles (ff. 139-151), are by the Master of Johannes Gielemans, active in Brussels and possibly also Ghent during the third and fourth quarters of the fifteenth century. All other miniatures are by The Master of the Grisailles Fleurdelisées and workshop, apparently painted later. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
2016-07-03 05:28:26
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THIS COLLECTION OF PRAYERS COMPILED TO SUPPORT PERSONAL DEVOTION IS PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY-NINE MINIATURES OF GREAT ORIGINALITY. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin (with some French), Belgium, Brussels, c. 1460 and Lille, c. 1475, 234 folios, 129 x 85 mm., lacking at least five leaves, written in a bâtarde script, 2-line gold initials, 3- to 4-line initials in blue on burnished gold grounds, each prayer begins with a decorated initial and an illuminated bracket-border with hairline tendrils, floral, leafy and fruit designs, FIVE SMALL and THIRTY-FOUR LARGE ARCH-TOPPED SEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURES set in illuminated borders on reserved grounds with colored floral and acanthus decoration, TEN LARGE COLORED MINIATURES, all but eight with full borders. BINDING: Old red velvet (rebacked and resewn). TEXT: A highly original collection of prayers and devotions, grouped around themes including the sufferings of Christ, invocations for protection against a great variety of woes, the Virgin, and suffrages to saints. Likely compiled in Belgium, near Brussels, in an environment favorable to the spiritual and devotional movement known as the Devotio Moderna. ILLUSTRATION: Includes a very large number of miniatures, colored or semi-grisaille, by two distinct hands. The colored miniatures of the Apostles (ff. 139-151), are by the Master of Johannes Gielemans, active in Brussels and possibly also Ghent during the third and fourth quarters of the fifteenth century. All other miniatures are by The Master of the Grisailles Fleurdelisées and workshop, apparently painted later. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
2016-07-03 05:28:26
Catholic Church
THIS COLLECTION OF PRAYERS COMPILED TO SUPPORT PERSONAL DEVOTION IS PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY-NINE MINIATURES OF GREAT ORIGINALITY. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin (with some French), Belgium, Brussels, c. 1460 and Lille, c. 1475, 234 folios, 129 x 85 mm., lacking at least five leaves, written in a bâtarde script, 2-line gold initials, 3- to 4-line initials in blue on burnished gold grounds, each prayer begins with a decorated initial and an illuminated bracket-border with hairline tendrils, floral, leafy and fruit designs, FIVE SMALL and THIRTY-FOUR LARGE ARCH-TOPPED SEMI-GRISAILLE MINIATURES set in illuminated borders on reserved grounds with colored floral and acanthus decoration, TEN LARGE COLORED MINIATURES, all but eight with full borders. BINDING: Old red velvet (rebacked and resewn). TEXT: A highly original collection of prayers and devotions, grouped around themes including the sufferings of Christ, invocations for protection against a great variety of woes, the Virgin, and suffrages to saints. Likely compiled in Belgium, near Brussels, in an environment favorable to the spiritual and devotional movement known as the Devotio Moderna. ILLUSTRATION: Includes a very large number of miniatures, colored or semi-grisaille, by two distinct hands. The colored miniatures of the Apostles (ff. 139-151), are by the Master of Johannes Gielemans, active in Brussels and possibly also Ghent during the third and fourth quarters of the fifteenth century. All other miniatures are by The Master of the Grisailles Fleurdelisées and workshop, apparently painted later. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
2016-05-27 19:07:49
Catholic Church
WRITTEN BY A MASTER CALLIGRAPHER AND ILLUMINATED BY ONE OF THE KEY ARTISTS OF THE WORKSHOP OF WILLEM VRELANT, THIS HANDSOME BOOK OF HOURS INCLUDES MANY UNUSUAL FEATURES IN ITS CYCLE OF MINIATURES. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin and Flemish, Southern Netherlands, Bruges (Ghistelles?), c. 1460s. 117 x 90 mm. 167 folios on parchment, lacking five leaves, probably with miniatures, ruled in purple ink, written in a fine formal Gothic bookhand on 14 lines (justification 70 x 50 mm.), numerous elaborate calligraphic cadels, rubrics in red, 1-line initials in gold or blue with contrasting penwork in blue or red, 2-line gold initials on grounds of pink and blue with white tracery, two 6-line foliate initials in colors on a gold ground, accompanied by full borders of semi-naturalistic acanthus and other leaves, flowers and fruit, in gold and colors, THIRTEEN LARGE MINIATURES in arch-topped compartments with full borders in the same style, each above a 3-line illuminated initial. BINDING: Late seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century French calf, sewn on four thongs, gilt paneled spine, edges of leaves flecked with red and blue. ILLUSTRATION: The decoration of this attractive Book of Hours is typical of the work connected with the workshops of Bruges in the third quarter of the fifteenth century and can be associated in particular with the prolific and extremely popular school of Willem Vrelant, one of the most successful illuminators in the Low Countries. Vrelant produced work for some very prestigious patrons, including two dukes of Burgundy. The style of our manuscri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures [U.S.A.]
2016-05-14 13:21:39
Balbus Johannes
Mainz: [Johann Gutenberg], 1460 [second impression, Peter Schoeffer?, c. 1468-69]. 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 evide … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [United States]
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2015-11-25 16:36:14
Anonymous
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
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2015-11-25 16:36:14
DECORATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN FRENCH ON PAPER, France, Bourges, c. 1460. 212 x 150 mm. 139 folios, watermark in Briquet, missing some leaves at the beginning and end (collation, i8 [of 12?, the first four leaves now lacking] ii-x12 xi10 [of 12, missing the final two leaves]), written in a bâtarde script with elements of cursive on up to 24 long lines (justification, 144 x 98 mm.), ruled in leadpoint, painted initials in red or blue. BINDING: Sixteenth-century binding of reused parchment over pasteboards composed of binder?'s waste (here, documents emanating from the ?"Officialité de Bourges?") glued together, verso of parchment covered in writing, pastedowns (partially uncovered) from a thirteenth-century manuscript, smooth spine with inscription, ?"Roman de l?'Esperance,?" placed in a fitted articulated box of black shagreen, with smooth spine and gilt title, ?"Songe de la voie d?'Enfer et de Paradis / Manuscrit du quinzième siècle.?" TEXT: This manuscript contains one of only three copies of this versified work, composed by an anonymous author at the end of the fourteenth century and still unpublished. It appears to be an adaptation of the fourteenth-century allegorical work Voie d?'infer et de paradis by Pierre de l?'Hopital and belongs to a rich fourteenth-century tradition of allegorical and visionary literature. Set within the framework of a dialogue and dream vision, the poem recounts a cleric?'s visit to the Seven Deadly Sins and his rescue from Hell by Hope, who brings him to Heaven to encounter the virtues and God. PROVENANCE: Most likely copied in Bourges, as … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-11-24 09:33:46
Feliciano Veronese, F.
0 - Druck der Officina Bodoni, hier eines von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Oasenmaroquin. Das um 1460 entstandene Alphabet des Veronesers Felice Feliciano hat für die Geschichte der Schrift eine besondere Bedeutung. Es ist das erste Traktat und die erste Zeichnung einer Konstruktion von klassischen römischen Majuskeln innerhalb eines Kreises und Quadrates. In diesem Handpressendruck sind die 25 Buchstaben des Originals handkoloriert wiedergegeben. Tadelloses Exemplar. - Mardersteig 120 mit 2 farb. Abb. - Schauer Bd. II,79 mit Abb.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther
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2015-11-13 19:07:23
Schedel, Hartmann; Wolgemuth, Michel and Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm (ills).
Anton Koberger, ca 1460-1494, Germany: - This work by Schedel [1440-1514] is an illustrated world history which is based on the Bible, which follows the story of human history related in the Bible and includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel it appeared in 1493. It is a well documented incunabulum, one of the first to successfully combine illustrations and text.This epic history divides human history into seven ages. Published and printed by Anton Koberger, the godfather of Albrecht Durer and the most successful German publisher of his day. The woodcut illustrations were made in the workshop of Michael Wolgemut [1434 - 1519], with an unprecedented number of 1,809 illustrations. These woodblocks include views of cities and towns, battles, kings, and saints.This 4th age print is of Bizantium, with a smaller wood block of a man playing chess. Bononia (now Bologna) is on the verso. Bizantium is a walled city by the water with King Solomon's Temple prominent, with insets of kings on the left, including Nebuchadnezzar & Xerxes along with latin text. Bononia on verso sports many buildings and sailing ships. Approximately 11 1/2 x 17", b & w, slt dusty at edges and scant fox spotting on right edge, just barely touching right edge of image. Some marks at top of page by text. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA
2015-11-11 23:46:55
RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, Northeastern Italy (Venice?), c. 1460-80, 192 x 138 mm., 30 folios, watermark, unidentified type, complete (collation, i-iii10), written in a small and very regular humanistic cursive bookhand, two blank spaces for four-line initials, small guide letters for one-line initials throughout. BINDING: Nineteenth- or early twentieth-century half leather and marbled paper binding, spine with title in gilt, rubbed with visible wear along the sides and top and bottom of the spine, but overall in good condition. TEXT: This is a military treatise from ancient Greece, in a Latin translation by an eminent Greek humanist and diplomat who spent most of his adult life in Italy, serving the city of Venice and the Pope. There is no modern edition or census of the surviving manuscripts of this important text (possibly surviving in only fifteen manuscripts, including this copy). It is extremely rare on the market, with only one sale since 1947 recorded in the Schoenberg Database: ff. 1-28v, Onasander, De optimo imperatore, translated by Nicolaus Segundinus; although scribe left two blank folios at the end of the quire, the text is complete. Onasander has traditionally been identified with a Platonic philosopher who lived in the first century A.D. The text included here was probably written c. 49-59 A.D. It discusses the moral, social and military qualities and attitudes expected of a virtuous and successful general, as well as his choice of staff, attitude to war, religious duties, military formations, and conduct in allied and enemy territories. It was an infl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-10-09 22:05:24
Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum
Paris: ca. 1460. 4.75? x 3.5.? Attractively matted illuminated manuscript on vellum, full inhabited border, decorated and illuminated with miniature of Christ rising from the tomb. One trivial (wax?) stain in the right border, small losses of paint here and there (including minor erosion in the faces of Christ and the Angel), top edge of the border just grazed, otherwise very fine, the vellum fresh and bright, the paint rich, and the gold exceptionally lustrous. The verso with a full inhabited border featuring acanthus and other vegetation and fruit as well as two small birds, the border framing a richly detailed arch-topped illuminated miniature of Christ rising from the tomb (measuring approx 68 x 45mm.), the scene with a red banner attached, the empty sarcophagus cleverly angled across the middle of the scene so as to create the illusion of recession in space, two dozing soldiers in armor in the foreground, a third partially visible behind the sarcophagus, on the lid of which an angel has perched, and in the background the steep hills of Judea with a walled city, a forest, and two rock formations. This miniature seems to have been painted by a masterful artist. The tall figure of Christ, although placed to one side, commands the viewer?s attention because of the delicacy with which he is painted and the bright scarlet of his cloak. And this is just one feature of a painting that in every important way suggests a very high level of sophistication. The composition of the scene represents a considerable achievement in that the greatest narrative in Christendom is packed i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller
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