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Two East Anglian Picture Books. A facsimile of the Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary and Bodleian MS. Ashmole 1504.
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.
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Scarce pamphlet, signed ‘J. R.’, advising investors in the Suez Canal – referred to as ‘capitalistes intelligents’ – on the likely return on their investments over the coming 10 years.
with readings for the fifth week of Lent; a complete leaf, double columns written in black ink in two sizes of a good gothic script, 23 lines, ruled lightly with ink, two-line initials alternately in red and blue with contrasting penwork, smaller initials alternately in red and blue, rubrics; recovered from use as an archival wrapper with consequent soiling, a few holes where the ink has eaten through the vellum, various post-medieval annotations, but generally in good condition. 330 x 205 mm (235 x 160 mm)
The post-medieval annotations may indicate an origin in or near Koblenz. They include the place-names ‘Obernlanstein’, ‘Niderlanstain’ and ‘Pfaffendorff’, i.e. Oberlahnstein, Niederlahnstein and Koblenz-Pfaffendorff.