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McKitterick, David (editor)
The Trinity Apocalypse [Fine Art Facsimile, with] Commentary on the Facsimile Edition [and] Die Trinity-Apokalypse Kommentar [3 volume set with CD Rom].
Publisher: Faksimile Verlag Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland;
Date of Publication: 2004
Stock Code: 6632
Limited Edition: Number 239 of 980 copies numbered in Arabic numerals. Folio, pp 64 with colour reproduction based on the publishers’ digitisation method developed with the Restoration Department of the University Library of Graz. Hand-sewn in cream goatskin with 8 raised bands and gilt-tooled decoration, bound in the workshop of Buchbinderei Buckhardt of Zurich. Commentary with English text: large octavo, pp xv, [1], 173. 24 plates in colour and 133 Figures in monochrome. Taupe cloth with brown titles, housed in plain brown cloth-covered slipcase. CD in plastic pocket to rear pastedown. Kommentar with German text: large octavo, pp 394 in quarter cream goatskin with gilt titles to spine and brown paper-covered boards, housed in brown paper-covered slipcase. Very minor scuff to upper board at top edge. A Fine set. Each of the volumes stamped: “Kindly donated in 2015 to St Mary’s R C Church Loughborough by Graham and Mary Embleton”, to the Limitation leaf to rear of the Facsimile, and to the title page of each commentary respectively.
Complete and faithful facsimile reproduction of the original thirteenth century medieval manuscript held at Trinity College, Cambridge, sumptuously illustrated and written exclusively in the contemporary vernacular of Anglo Norman French. The largest of the thirteenth century apocalypses, and one of the earliest surviving English works of this type, it was the work of 4 artists and is widely held to be one of the finest of all manuscripts produced in England. Only the fourth facsimile of the volume, this recreation achieved unsurpassed standards of reproduction, and the accompanying volumes provide insights into the history and interpretation of the text.
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