Western European Illuminated Manuscripts: 8th to 16th Century, by Anrdei Sterligov and Tamara Voronova. This book showcases many extraordinary illuminated manuscripts in The National Library of Russia, St Petersburg Russia, mostly collected about 1790-180 by Piotr Dubrovsky 1754-1816) - collected while working for the Russian diplomatic service in France in the late 18th century and donated to the Russian Imperial Public Library. 

Hardcover: 255 pages, with 354 color illustrations, many full page
Publisher: Greenwich Editions., London; First Edition (2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0862885841
Dimensions: 13 x 10  x 1 inches
Weight: 4.6 pounds

Condition: Nearly new, clean inside, minor rubbing to dustjacket


From the dust jacket: "This book presents a collection which was started during the French Revolution in the late 18th century by Peter Dubrowsky, a bibliophile who was able to purchase manuscripts, incunabula and books from France. It includes missals and sacred texts from the abbeys of Corbie and Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and a magnificent series of royal and pricely manuscripts, originally in the possession of Jean de Berry and Francis I. There are also Renaissance manuscripts from England, Italy, Germany, and Spain. The works embellished with illumination include Bibles, books of hours, and other religious texts, as well as chronicles, herbals, and even works of fiction and poetry. Detailed annotations and explanations give the provenance of each work."

  • Inventory# RB-992
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