Wolfgang Braunfels - The Lorsch Gospels – Facsimile Limited Edition (445 0f 1000) - 1967

Wolfgang Braunfels - The Lorsch Gospels – Facsimile Limited Edition (445 0f 1000) - 1967
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Limited edition Facsimile with commentary booklet (in English). Edited by Wolfgang Braunfels. Published 1967 by George Braziller, New York. Original half parchment book with gilded title on spine. Numbered copy 445 of the US edition of 1000. - The facsimile was created after the two parts of the manuscript from the Bibliotheca Documentara Batthyaneum (Romania) and the Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana. - The extensive codex was written in the early 9th century. Later it came into the possession of the Heidelberg "Palatina" and in the Thirty Years' War in the Vatican Library. It was only in the 18th century that the parts, which had already been bound in two volumes since 1479, were separated. - The total of about 480 facsimile pages were printed partly in six-color printing with gold and partly monochrome. 38 x 27 cm. [2], 111, 128 (paginated 126), [2].
Condition: Very Good

A Crowning Achievement of Carolingian Art
Around 810 the famous court scriptorium of Charlemagne at Aachen produced a most splendid manuscript, a collection of the Four Gospels of the New Testament, created by the most outstanding artists of this epoch, a book which Charlemagne himself may have held in his hands: the Lorsch Gospels.
The magnificent full-page illustrations fascinate through their monumental size, among them the canonical tables at the beginning of each Gospel to help the reader find the text passage for which he is searching; the pictures of the evangelists before each preface; or the luxurious incipit pages at the beginning of each individual Gospel text

Informations du lot
Nombre de livres
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Wolfgang Braunfels
Titre du livre
The Lorsch Gospels – Facsimile Limited Edition (445 0f 1000)
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1ère édition dans ce format
Anglais, Latin
Langue originale
George Braziller, New York
Couverture rigide
Édition limitée
Nombre de pages
38×27 cm
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