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The Douce Apocalypse

By: A G and W O Hassall (Introduction and Notes)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005154


The Faber Library of Illuminated Manuscripts, edited by Walter Oakeshott. Picture book illustrating the Book of Revelation of St John the Divine. 32pp illustrated with 12 colour and 2 black and white plates. Gilt lettering to front board and spine. Crack to left hinge and some bending to boards, otherwise very good copy, no inscriptions. DJ repaired with sellotape and missing part of back panel. View more info

The Book of Kells

By: Ben Mackworth-Praed

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Studio Editions: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008537


Attractive little guide to the anicent manuscript, unpageinated. Illustrated in colour throughout. Gilt lettering and design to front board, with colour illustration. Gilt lettering to spine. Burgundy endpapers. Minor fading to spine, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Illuminated Manuscripts- The Book Before Gutenberg

By: Giulia Bologna

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002943


Illustrated history of book production prior to the invention of printing, from Egypt to the Middle Ages. 199pp with index, 226 illustrations of which 149 are in colour. Gilt lettering to spine. Contains many rarely-seen and unusual manuscripts. Minimal marking to page edges and slight bumping to edges of binding, otherwise near fine copy. Unclipped dustwrapper has minor rubbing to corners. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage may be necessary. View more info

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Leaves of Gold - Manuscript Illumination From Philadelphia Collections

By: James Tanis & Jennifer A Thompson (Editors)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002944


Selection of approx 80 illuminated manuscripts and individual excerpts from manuscripts in public collections in the Philadelphia area, including every known type of early illuminated book. 242pp with 185 illustrations,of which 143 are in colour. Gilt lettering to spine. DJ has light edgewear, otherwise fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. HEAVY BOOK, may require additional postage. View more info

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Painting and Illumination In Early Renaissance Florence 1300 - 1450

By: Laurence B Kanter, Barbara Drake Boehm & Carl Brandon Strehlke

Price: £35.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002941


Issued in conjunction with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17 Nov 2004 - 26 Feb 2005. Three essays plus 55 entries on 110 works of art and 296 illustrations, of which 120 are in colour. 394pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor marking to bottom page corners, otherwise near fine copy. Unclipped DJ in fine condition, with a clear protective cover. HEAVY BOOK. Please enquire re additional postage costs. View more info

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The Book of Kells

By: Sir Edward Sullivan

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Studio Editions Ltd: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008288


Facsimile edition of the 2nd edition of 'The Book of Kells', published in 1920, with additional material taken from 'An Inquiry Into the Art of the Illuminated Manuscript of the Middle Ages' by Johan Adolf Bruun. 138pp illustrated with 24 colour plates andline drawings to the text. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor surface scuffing and small bump to boards, otherwise near fine copy. Unclipped DJ has minor edgewear, surface marking and price label to rear, otherwise very goo... View more info

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The Sequence of English Medieval Art - Illustrated Chiefly from Illuminated MSS, 650-1450

By: Walter Oakeshott

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002821


A general survey of English medieval painting, illustrated with 87 half-tone and 16 colour reproductions. Bright gilt lettering to red title label on spine and gilt top edges. Some bumping to spine and corners and former owner's name to front endpaper, otherwise very good copy. DJ is price-clipped, darkened to spine and edges, with some creasing and wear to edges and a 1" tear at top. View more info