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This is a full-length study of two twelfth-century Bibles. The first, with a famous series of historiated initials, is in the Cathedral Library at Winchester, while the second is in the Bodleian Library (the Auct. Bible) having come there from Winchester in 1601.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. Elephant folio, 51 cm. No. 306 of 1000. Hardcover in slip case. Top edge gilt. 150 pp. with 192 text illustrations, 12 color plates. Fine binding and cover. Light wear to case. Clean, unmarked pages. The Winchester Bibles were produced in Winchester, England. The most well-known is a Romanesque illuminated manuscript from the 12th century, still in the library at Winchester Cathedral. This volume details scholarly efforts to determine how the two 12th-century Winchester Bibles were produced and the individual artists were involved. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Seller Inventory # 1802220008
Book Description Clarendon Press, Oxford, first edition, 1981, 1981. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. Cloth, gilt top, gilt cover device, folio, 51 cm, xii, 149 pp, 12 leaves of plates, ills (some colour). Kauffmann: "his masterwork.it will long remain a basic book for the history of twelfth-century English illumination". From the introduction: "The attempt made in this book to find out, in detail, how the two twelfth-century Winchester Bibles were produced, and how the undertaking was shared out between different individual artists will seem, to some, over-elaborate. .But Dr. Otto Pacht's discovery of the association of the later artists of the original 'Winchester Bible' with the Sigena paintings has caused them to be recognized as great figures, not only in an Anglo-Norman, but also in a western European context; while Dr. T. S. R. Boase called the 'Second Winchester Bible' 'perhaps the greatest repertory of romanesque ornament'. Moreover, most considerable works of art benefit from a serious attempt to see more deeply into what the artist was trying to do, and how he set about it. That many of the initials in one of these bibles prove to be the result of two men's work, not one, makes this perhaps even more true of them, though it complicates further the problems of analysis. In addition to Pacht's discovery of the connection with the Sigena paintings, another discovery - of great importance if we extend our inquiries to the question whether there was a Winchester 'school', and, if so, what was its character - has been made . by Dr. Neil Ker. It was he who observed that there were features of the twelfth-century corrections in the 'Winchester Bible' (that is to say, the book, stili in Winchester Cathedral Library, which has borne that name for many years) that were shared with another bible, in the Bodleian Library at Oxford: generally known from its first press-mark in the Bodleian, where it was Auct. E. Infra 1 and 2, as the 'Auct. Bible'; called since his discovery 'the Second Winchester Bible'. And he showed that, in certain passages at least, the texts of the two bibles had been co-ordinated with such precision that they must surely have been side by side in the twelfth century, when the work was done. . Accordingly, it is not simply with one book, that which still traditionally bears the name 'Winchester Bible', but with two - the second in Oxford for the last three centuries and more, but previously in Winchester for some four and a half - that we are here concerned. Their history is closely connected, and facts discoverable about either may throw light on the conditions under which the other was produced." Copy No. 592. Fine in publisher's plain linen-covered slipcase. With a torn plain glacine dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # ABE-44330
Book Description Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1981. Hardbound. 403/1000. Red cloth with gilt-embossed design; top edge gilt. xii + 150pp; 12 color plates with 192 bw illustrations. Housed in a board slipcase covered with oatmeal linen. Oversize and heavy and will require extra postage. (14 x 20 inches; 12 pounds/ 5.45 kilos). This is copy number 403 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Exquisite. The Winchester Bibles were produced in Winchester, England. The most well-known is a Romanesque illuminated manuscript from the 12th century, still in the library at Winchester Cathedral. This volume details an attempt to determine how the two 12th-century Winchester Bibles were produced and how the undertaking was shared out among different individual artists. Beautiful color plates. VG+, in like slipcase but with remnant of ex-lib. sticker on lower edge of slipcase. College library stamp inside front cover; no other marks; exceptional. Seller Inventory # 105782
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. No slip case. Rear joint lightly surface rubbed and tips bumped, otherwise a sound clean binding. Internally fine with no marks or inscriptions. xii, 149 pp. plus corrigenda, and 11 pp. colour plates. Number 693 of 1000 copies. A heavy book that will require additional postage outside the UK. Seller Inventory # T&P1168
Book Description Oxford University Press, New York, 1981. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Slipcase. First... A Fine Book In a Fine slipcase.Red boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt motiff to front board.With The name of William J.T.Smith Late Vicar of Boreham. This Folio size book is a limited edition of 1000 this being number 465.There are 151 pages and many illustrations including some in full colour. Size: 370X520MM. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 001993
Book Description Oxford University Press (Clarendon), 1981, 1981. Condition: Used - Like New. 1981. First Edition Cloth, folio, slipcase, 149 pp. with 192 text illustrations plus 12 color plates. Some minor rubbing and wear to slip-case. Book is very bright and Fine. #270 of 1000. Seller Inventory # S30029
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 019818235X