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Old Testament miniatures: a medieval picture book with 283 paintings from the Creation to the story of David.

Author: Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sir; John Plummer
Publisher: New York, G. Braziller [1969]
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Among the great treasures of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York is an illuminated book more than 700 years old, depicting nearly 300 scenes from the Old Testament from the Creation to the story of David. The miniatures, richly colored in shades of red, green, blue, pink, brown, and gold, are reproduced here in color in their entirety for the first time"--Cover flap.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sir; John Plummer
OCLC Number: 30362
Notes: Reproduction of 46 leaves of an imperfect manuscript of Old Testament illustrations now in the Morgan Library, with additional reproductions of 2 leaves in the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, and another now in the possession of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Ludwig, Aachen, Germany.
Previously published in 1927 for the Roxburghe Club under the title: A Book of Old Testament illustrations of the middle of the thirteenth century. The descriptive pages have been inserted between the plates and pertinent Biblical passages have been supplied.
Description: 208 pages color illustrations 40 cm
Other Titles: Book of Old Testament illustrations of the middle of the thirteenth century.
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Responsibility: Introd. and legends by Sydney C. Cockerell. Pref. by John Plummer.

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Among the great treasures of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York is an illuminated book more than 700 years old, depicting nearly 300 scenes from the Old Testament from the Creation to the story of David. The miniatures, richly colored in shades of red, green, blue, pink, brown, and gold, are reproduced here in color in their entirety for the first time"--Cover flap.

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