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Auction 98, Lot 539

"The Art of Illuminated Manuscripts: Illustrated Sacred Writings", Westwood, J. O

Subject: Art Reference

Period: 1988 (published)

Publication: Arch Cape Press


9.5 x 13.25 inches
24.1 x 33.7 cm
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Originally published in 1843-46 as "Palaeographia Sacra Pictoria: Being A Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible, Copied From Illuminated Manuscripts." A unique book of illustrations of ancient versions of the Bible copied from important illuminated manuscripts from the 4th to the 16th centuries. Examples from over 110 manuscripts including Greek and Armenian Gospels, the Psalter of King Henry VI, Italian, French and German manuscripts, the Hebrew Pentateuch and the Book of Kells. Not consecutively paginated - approx. 284 pages of text and b/w illustrations, 50 color plates. Hardbound, illuminated dust jacket,


Condition: A

Top corner bumped, small red ink stain on bottom edge, not effecting contents, else fine.

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/6/2002