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MBS The Rosenwald miniature Book of Hours

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  • arnobernoarno
    Lessing Rosenwald gave this magnificent 14th-century illuminated manuscript vellum Book of Hours to his wife Edith, it measures only 2 5/8 inches by 1 7/8
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      Lessing Rosenwald gave this magnificent 14th-century illuminated manuscript vellum Book of Hours to his wife Edith, it measures only 2 5/8 inches by 1 7/8 inches and contains 14 fine full-page miniature paintings that look as fresh today as they did the day they were executed.


      http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/0310/catalog.html

      scroll to the middle of the article.... -> there is a small but very nice picture...


      Left, the smallest printed example of "The Lord's Prayer" at the time of its publication in Munich by Waldman & Pfitzner, ca. 1950; center, Lessing Rosenwald gave this magnificent 14th-century illuminated manuscript vellum Book of Hours to his wife Edith, it measures only 2 5/8 inches by 1 7/8 inches and contains 14 fine full-page miniature paintings that look as fresh today as they did the day they were executed. Also shown are the book's slip case and accompanying magnifier; center, Fore-edge painting is a technique that has been used for centuries to decorate fine books. Here a painting by Cesare Vecellio of St. Jerome is shown on "Epistolae," published in Parma in 1480; right, Fore-edge painting is a technique that has been used for centuries to decorate fine books. Here a painting by Cesare Vecellio of St. Jerome is shown on "Epistolae," published in Parma in 1480. - center photo by Beatriz Haspo

      That´s all for now ;-)

      have a nice weekend,
      best,
      Arno G.
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