Translated from the French. Primary text in English, with ancillary text in Latin (the manuscript itself). Color reproductions photographed and printed in France, else printed in Japan. Printed on paper intended to suggest parchment. Handsome red cloth binding, the front board with a crisp gilt-stamped heraldic design, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 11.5 x 8.25 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 26 numbered pages of text commentary, followed by 139 stunning color plates, many full-page, all on heavy-weight semi-glossy stock. We can find no flaws to the book, inside or out. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. The pictorial dust jacket with red lettering on a parchment-like beige background. The DJ is price-clipped, else a pristine DJ. Housed in a medium-duty cardboard slipcase covered in parchment-like paper and with two attractive paste-ons. A small area of rubbing/darkening near the fore-edge of one side of the slipcase, else an exceptionally clean slipcase and quite sturdy. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ in a Very Good Plus slipcase. A finer copy of this edition is unlikely to be found. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Très Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of ...
Publisher: George Braziller
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First American Edition.
Book Description George Braziller, New York, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 2nd. 224 pp., incl. 139 col. plates; 29 cm. Revised Edition. Translated from the French. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Titles faded on spine. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "The edition reproduces each of the miniatures in the Tres Riches Heures in full color and to exact scale." - blurb on front flap. The stunning illuminations in this Book of Hours, painted by the Limbourg Brothers, make this volume the most exquisite manuscript from the Middle Ages; the full-page images of The Seasons are especially famous. "One of the most successful art books of all time, The Trés Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry was cited by eminent art historian Kenneth Clark as 'one of the miracles of art history.' This book of hours was commissioned by Jean of Berry, one of the most influential patrons of all times, and it marks the zenith of late medieval illustration. Each of its 139 miniatures, here reproduced in full color and to exact scale of the original, reveals the decorative and pictorial genius of the three Limbourg Brothers who painted them. Providing an in-depth description for each of the plates, the authors' commentaries lend insight into the marvels of the miniatures and reveal the book's place within the development of Northern Renaissance painting." - Publisher. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 082333
Book Description The Wellfleet Press., Secaucus, 1969. Oln., 224 Seiten, OSU (fleckig) 4°, guter Zustand, zahlreiche Abb., Seller Inventory # 15365H
Book Description New York, George Braziller, (1969?); Reprinted ed. 29,5x21 cm. Hardcover, cloth, dustwrapper. 224 pp., 31 text-page introduction & 139 colour plates, commentaries on the plates. Fine copy. ISBN 978 0 8076 1220 0. Seller Inventory # 10103
Book Description The Wellfleet Press. 1969., 1969. Condition: Gebraucht / Used. Cloth with dust wrapper. Good. 224pp. Illustr. Seller Inventory # 94846
Book Description New York (George Braziller), 1969. 26, (6), (230)pp. of color facsimile plates & accompanying commentaries. 4to. Cloth. Seller Inventory # B03407-7
Book Description George Braziller, New York, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st. Cloth, gilt, 26 pp., 139 col. plates; 30 cm. Translated from the French. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Slipcase in fine condition. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Reproduction of a Book of Hours, executed for Jean, Duc de Berry, by the Limbourg brothers between 1409 and 1416. Miniatures from MS. 65 in the Bibliotheque of the Musee Conde, Chantilly, by the brothers Jean, Herman, and Pol de Limbourg, under the direction of Pol; the work was completed by Jean Colombe. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Collectible. Seller Inventory # 087161
Book Description George Brazillier Inc. Publishers, New York NY, USA, 1989. Hardcover, quarto, 223pp, colour plates. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight. This book is possibly the best example of French Gothic manuscript illumination surviving to the present day. It is a book of hours: a collection of prayers to be said at canonical hours. It was created between 1412 and 1416 for John, Duke of Berry, by the Limbourg brothers. When the three painters and their sponsor died in 1416, possibly victims of plague, the manuscript was left unfinished. It was further embellished in the 1440s by an anonymous painter, who many art historians believe was Barthelemy d'Eyck. In 1485 -1489, it was brought to its present state by the painter Jean Colombe on behalf of the Duke of Savoy. The design of the book, which is long and complex, has undergone many changes and reversals. Many artists contributed to its miniatures, calligraphy, initials, and marginal decorations, but determining their precise number and identity remains a matter of debate. Painted largely by artists from the Netherlands, sometimes using rare and costly pigments, the paintings are strongly influenced by Italian art and antiquities. After three centuries in obscurity, the Tres Riches Heures gained wide recognition in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, despite having only rare public exposure. Its miniatures helped to shape an ideal image of the Middle Ages in the collective imagination. This is particularly true for the calendric images, which are the most commonly reproduced. They offer vivid representations of peasants performing agricultural work as well as aristocrats in formal attire, against a background of remarkable medieval architecture. 9780807615966. Seller Inventory # 75565
Book Description George Braziller, New York, 1969. Cloth in Slipcase. Condition: Near Fine. Pp. 26, , plus 139 colour plates of illuminated manuscript pages with large and small miniatures, commentary on facing pages. Original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth, in a protective faux vellum slipcase with paper label and large miniature laid down on rear panel. Slipcase soiled around edges, unused bookplate on front endpaper, but overall a near fine copy. Size: Quarto. Seller Inventory # 21775