Two East Anglian Picture Books. A facsimile of the Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary and Bodleian MS. Ashmole 1504.

The Roxburghe Club, 1988.

£500

Approximately:
US $611€579

Add to basket Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Two East Anglian Picture Books. A facsimile of the Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary and Bodleian MS. Ashmole 1504.

Checkout now

Full-size colour facsimiles of two extraordinary, and almost identical, medieval picture books containing a total of 98 pictures of flowers and trees and 58 of birds and animals together with a variety of other material (ornamental alphabets, drawings of coats of arms, household gear, embroidery patterns, landscapes and grotesques) representing the full range of medieval ornament.

Nicolas Barker’s wide-ranging introductory text examines the precise relationship between the two manuscripts, their purpose and provenance, the extent of the naturalism of their images, and connections with the other arts. The text is amplified with 61 black and white plates, and with a map and diagrams.

You may also be interested in...

LEWIS, Wyndham.

Wyndham Lewis the Artist. From ‘Blast’ to Burlington House’ …

First edition, first issue. Pound & Grover A29a; Morrow & Lafourcade A29

Read more

APHRODISIACS, FOX GENITALS, AND RECOVERING LOST VIRGINITY [OBSTETRICS and GYNAECOLOGY.]

‘De morbis mulierum’. 

A most interesting unpublished manuscript on diseases in women, examining their causes, symptoms, and cure. 

Read more