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HORTUS YSTETTENSIS - THE BISHOP'S GARDEN AND BESLER'S MAGNIFICENT BOOK

Barker, Nicolas

ISBN 10: 0810934248 / ISBN 13: 9780810934245
Verlag: Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1994
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Blue cloth, 15 by 12 inches. 80 pages of text followed by 80 pages of plates. "Nicolas Barker, former Deputy Keeper of the British Library, which owns on the finest hand-colored editions, set out to find the extant colored copies, compare them, and establish for the first time the full history of this remarkable publishing enterprise. The result is a bibliophile's detective story, full of politics, intrigue, and personalities, and it makes fascinating reading. The text is accompanied by fifty superb full-page reproductions, approximately half the size of the originals, and comparative details from the different copies, which can now be found in rare-book collections all over the world." 386 illustrations, including 373 full-page plates in full color. A beautiful book, in fine condition. Color-illustrated very lightly scuffed else fine dustjacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006484

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Titel: HORTUS YSTETTENSIS - THE BISHOP'S GARDEN AND...

Verlag: Harry N. Abrams, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1994

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand: Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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Hortus Eystettensis was published in 1613 to document a garden created by the Prince-Bishop of EichstStt which contained all the shrubs and flowering plants known at the time; 367 plates illustrate more than 1,000 species. It was printed from copper engravings in a very large format, and a few of the copies (no more than 25) were printed on special paper and individually hand-colored by teams of illuminators. One of these priceless volumes is owned by the British Library; and Barker, former deputy keeper there, set out to find the extant colored copies, compare them, and establish the full history of this monumental book. The text is accompanied by 80 full-page reproductions which, even in this oversize volume (12x15"), are only half the size of the originals, and comparative details from the different copies. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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