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FACSIMILE OF PATRICIUS LEO BIBEL, RARE, COLLECTIBLE EXHAUSTED EDITION PATRICIUS LEO BIBEL, CODEX REG. Gr. 1B, VATICAN LIBRARY
Zurich, Switzerland: "BELSER" Facsimile Verlag", 1988. Facsimile. Excellent! This very copy with count number 86 is preserved absolutely in the same condition it was purchased in November 1991 at the University Bookstore "Ziehank", Heidelberg, Germany. Bookbinding and paper smell characteristic till today as in the first day was delivered at the Bookstore and purchased! Even the margins, especially the edge of the pages are intact. Attached pictures of actual condition. Short Introduction: Codex Reginensis Graecus 1B, well known as the "Bible of Patricius Leo", belongs to a small Group of five absolute exquisite byzantine manuscripts of highest Quality in every aspect, Codicology, Script and Illumination, on which the Art Historian Kurt Weitzmann based his theory of the so called "Macedonian Renaissance" in Byzantium, 10th Century. The Bibel of Patricius Leo belonged formerly to Queen Chistine of Sweden, which she bequeathed to the Vatican Library, where it is kept until today. It is a big size manuscript on parchment 39x27cm, dated in early 10th Century, written in Constantinople, in Greek uncialis and minuscule, illuminated with 18 full-page miniatures with Old Testament scenes of superb Art, and considered as the first complete Byzantine Bible - Old Testament from Genesis to Psalms, preserved to our days. The Facsimile Edition was completed in 1988. Limited in 980 copies worldwide. Series: Codices Vaticani Selecti, Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana. Bookbinding in two versions: either Linen or Luxury, traditional handcrafted in leather (this very copy 86 in leather). Parti … [Click Below for Full Description]
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