METZ SACRAMENTARY – FULL FACSIMILE MS. LAT 1141 (PARIS NATIONAL LIBRARY)
Published by Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, Graz. 1972
Edition: Large Quarto 24 X 31 cm
Parchment imitation, in original pigskin case with mounted Cover illustration. Very Rare in this edition/format.
33 pages + 10 double-sided sheets facsimile with very nice full-page illustrations.
Introduction by Florentine Mütherich. (in German language)
Condition: As New. Very Good, collectible condition, all pages are clean, no defects.
The Sacramentary of Metz is a bibliophile treasure which, with its wealth of ornamental and pictorial decorations from the early Middle Ages. The text is written in gold on almost all sides; some pages have gold, green, and red lines.
The Sacramentary of Metz is one of the most precious examples of late Carolingian book art. The work was probably made for Charles the Bald, King of the West Frankish Empire.
When in 1683, after the death of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, an inventory of the famous library of the great book collector was drawn up, a "Canon Missae sancti Gregorii vetustissimus" appeared in it, the value of which was given as 55 livres. In 1732, Louis XV acquired Colbert's collection and the manuscripts "Canon Missae vetustissimus" ended up in the royal library.! The library number Regius 42102.2. as well as the stamp "Bibliothecae Regiae" have been preserved on the first page of the manuscript, which today, under the signature Latin 1141, is one of the precious treasures of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
- Aantal boeken
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Florentine Mütherich
- METZ SACRAMENTARY – FULL FACSIMILE MS. LAT 1141
- Zo goed als nieuw
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk in dit formaat
- Duits, Latijn
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, Graz
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 31×24 cm