|Contributions||Béhague, Martine, comtesse de, Ganay, Charles Alexandre, marquis de, 1803-1881|
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Illuminated manuscript. 48 Vellum leaves., One beautiful full page illumination incorporating the grantee’s arms, 36 lines written in black ink, multiple ruled red ink border, 12 headlines in blue and red lettered in liquid gold. The meaning of 'manuscript' is obvious enough; it refers to texts written by hand (i.e., not printed). However, the meaning of 'illuminated' in this context may be less obvious. The word 'illumination' derives from the Latin noun lumen (light) and more directly from the verb illuminare which, in classical Latin. Many collectors start their own collections by focusing on so-called miniatures, which are single leaves from illuminated manuscripts that have survived the centuries. These leaves usually display particularly beautiful illumination. Dr. • A single leaf from a Book of Hours What is an illuminated manuscript? An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated by hand. Its name is derived from the Latin manus meaning hand and scriptus meaning writing. Manuscripts which were decorated with gold, silver or bright paint are called illuminated, from the Latin illuminare meaning to lighten or brighten up. How were illuminated manuscripts .
We buy, sell, and appraise a variety of materials, including early books, illuminated manuscripts and single illuminated manuscript leaves, fine and historic bindings from all periods, important illustrated books (especially from before , including early science, medicine, and travel), British and American literature, the best of the. Extensive selection of one-of-a-kind original illuminated manuscript leaves from the Medieval and Renaissance periods (c. 's to 's) Original antique engravings and lithographs on Natural History, Botanical and Decorative Arts. Today, manuscripts are collected in the form of complete books, known as codexes, as single leaves (individual pages), and as cuttings (cut-out portions of pages). High quality examples are uncommon and of considerable value. Manuscripts that are illuminated will likely be valued several times higher than a similar manuscript that is entirely text. The content of the medieval manuscript can also be important – many surviving works are Books of Hours, but you can also find psalters, chronicles, notarial records or many other kinds of documents.
Illuminated Manuscript Leaf: Large leaf with miniature of the Coronation of the Virgin from a French Book of Hours [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT]. AN UNUSUALLY LARGE LEAF FROM A LATE 15TH-CENTURY FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS WITH A MINIATURE OF THE CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN WITH SUPERB COLOR AND IN PARTICULARLY FINE . A book of hours in Dutch introduced above (HKB, Ms. E 22) with a French initial added to its back cover also has a single leaf miniature added near the end of the manuscript (fol. ). It precedes a quire of four leaves, which form part of the original material of the book, but were inscribed by a different hand (fol. –; fig. ). Illuminated Manuscript Leaves. These illuminated leaves were acquired by the library in They are regularly used for teaching purposes at all levels. All of the images below are of single leaves pages from a book, with a front (recto) and a back (verso). Originally, these leaves were all part of complete books. This leaf is. After purchasing and perusing Introduction to Manuscript Studies by Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, I purchased the book under review, Christopher De Hamel's A History of Illuminated Manuscripts. The former book is wonderful and prepared me for De Hamel's, but De Hamel is so thorough that he includes much of the same information that is in Cited by: