THE ILLUMINATED NAPLES BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT), 14TH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT. Gabriel Bise.

THE ILLUMINATED NAPLES BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT), 14TH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT.

(Illuminated Manuscripts).
  • (New York): Crescent Books, n.d.
  • small 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket, patterned endpapers.
  • 124, (2) pages.

Price: $10.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 103755

Reprint of the first English edition, distributed by Crown Publishers (NY). About 90 selected miniatures from codex 1911 in the National Library of Austria, a Bible produced in Naples by several scribes and four illuminators around 1360. A popular rather than a scholarly work. Each reproduction is accompanied by a narrative text by G. Bise giving the Biblical story as the picture shows it. Notes place the illumination in the mss. and identify the artist. Light wear and soiling.