Auction 103, Lot 698

"Codices Illustres - The world's most famous illuminated manuscripts 400 to 1600", Walther, Ingo R.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 2001 (published)

Publication: Taschen

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Size:
10.5 x 13.5 inches
26.7 x 34.3 cm

This lavishly illustrated book introduces the reader to the fascinating world of medieval miniature painting and illumination. 167 of the most beautiful and important medieval manuscripts from the 4th century to 1600 are presented in chronological order and fully described. Each example includes a highly informative synopses and a brilliant, large-format reproduction. Although the focus is on European manuscripts, examples have also been selected to illustrate the refinement and intricacy of manuscript illumination from non-European cultures. 504 pp. including a 36-page appendix with biographies of the artists as well as an extensive bibliography, an index and a glossary of technical terms. Hardcover with dust cover.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $60 - $70

Sold for: $45

Closed on 6/11/2003

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