The Prayer Book of Charles the Bold

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SKU: 978-3856721107
  • In the 15th century Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, ordered a prayer book for his personal use from Lieven van Lathem, the Viennese Master of Mary of Burgundy, and the scribe Nicolas Spierinc.  It is known as the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold and currently resides in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection of Illuminated Manuscripts.

    This facsimile of the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold is 318 pages in the format of 124 x 92 mm (4.88 inches x 3.6 inches). 980 hand numbered copies were produced, making this facsimile edition a very rare masterpiece of illumination.

    Just as in the original, the fresh coloring of the palette and the fine distinction of partly chiseled gold leaf and brush-applied gold are rendered in the 47 miniatures and borders. Glowing gold was also used for the more than 360 decorated initials and in each ornamental frame of the written pages.

    Included is a volume of commentary by Antoine de Schryver. As the set provides this volume in German, an English language copy will also accompany each facsimile.

    - 318 pages
    - Size:  124 x 92 mm (4.88 inches x 3.6 inches)
    - 980 hand numbered copies were produced
    - 47 miniatures and borders
    - 360 decorated initials
    - Included is a volume of commentary by Antoine de Schryver
    - As the set provides this volume in German, an English language copy will also accompany each facsimile.
    - Item #: 978-3856721107