Monday, June 6, 2016

New Post-Kalamazoo Mini-Catalogue

Wise's 1722 Asser Edition
Here's a link to a little illustrated catalogue, with various items of interest or potential interest to scholars, students, or collectors of the middle ages. Mostly these are items I had offered for sale at the Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo last month, but there's a couple more recent acquisitions, too, including a copy of Francis Wise's 1722 edition of Asser's Life of King Alfred, which includes the only facsimile of the Asser manuscript that was lost in the 1731 Ashburnham House fire that destroyed so many Cotton manuscripts. 

The painted initial on the
Peruvian Missal leaf.
Also, this list includes what is probably the finest manuscript leaf I've ever owned, from Otto Ege's fine "Perugian Missal" which he dated to 1351. It has a truly beautiful pained initial, and exemplifies exactly the kind of fine book that Ege could (and did) purchase and repurpose.

But there are other odd-ball items, as well, at a variety of price points.

As always, just email me (the address is in the catalogue) if you are interested in any of these items. And I hope you enjoy looking over the items, regardless.

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