illuminated manuscripts

Los Angeles — Early medieval legends report that one of the three kings who paid homage to the Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. Written accounts sometimes describe Balthazar, the youngest magus, as having a dark complexion. Nevertheless, it would take nearly 1,000 years for European artists to begin representing him as a Black man.

London — While autumn is the time to go back to school, Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books returns to Frieze Masters this autumn (October 3-6 2019) with an exquisite selection of museum quality, medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, miniatures, and early printed books. This year’s special

Los Angeles – The cosmos—full of shining stars and orbiting planets—inspired works of art and literature throughout the Middle Ages (about 500-1500). Awe-inspiring cosmic phenomena were thought to inform every aspect of a person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, provoking students of medicine, philosophy, and religion carefully to track the progress of the twelve signs of the

efaerer.jpgIn celebration of the Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz, the Library of Congress has

Lot 169-Qur'an copy.jpgNew York - Coinciding with Rare Book Week

Lot 57-Carrera copy.jpgNew York -- Early manuscripts, incunabula and

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Everywhere you look there seems to be some

Opening later this week is an exhibition fraught with forgeries. That's by design. It's the collection of William Voelkle, the curator emeritus of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, who recently retired after fifty years with the august institution. (He also wrote a fabulous article for us

What were some of the biggest stories in 2018? According to our stats, Fine Books readers love Lovecraft--no kidding--and Robin Williams. You're also interested in cookbooks, illuminated manuscripts, and rare book theft. Missed out on these hot topics? Read on:

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