La Miniature du XIIieme Siecle a L'Abbaye de Citeaux. (d'apres les Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque de Dijon).

By: Oursel, C.

Price: $380.00

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Fo - 33 x 25.5 cm; (8) - 83 - (1) - (102) - (4) pp. The text is in French. Professionally rebound in a wine red cloth with the original paper cover pasted onto the front board and a matching (in form and style) label affixed to the spine. Originally published as a folio sized volume with paper covers. Authored and edited by the senior conservator of the rare book section of the Dijon library from the manuscripts and individual pages in the library collection plus additional references made to the scriptorium holdings of the Cistercian monastery at Citeaux. 83 pages of text including 18 pages of plate descriptions, a one page table of contents followed by the 102 pages of reproduced plates. The text pages are unopened on the head edge. The reproductions themselves are printed on a high quality cream coloured woven paper of a heavy weight with the image on the recto and the versos being blank. The plates themselves are affixed to binding stubs and all are still very solidly attached. The reproductions themselves are a monotone (sepia in overall appearance) with a very high quality reproduction of the intricate details and illuminative touches. Both fore edge corners (head and tail) show some slight creasing but no folding. The paper is evenly toned to a very light ecru colour with no spotting or foxing being noted. All text block edges (head, fore and tail) are untrimmed. The remounted front cover shows some rubbing and discolouration along with a rubbed/scuffed section on the lower spine corner of the front paste down cover where a sticker of some sort may have been attached at one time, and there is a library stamp on the title page plus a pencilled catalogue number. The library was the non-circulating library at the Trappist Monastery of Notre Dame du Lac (a Cistercian reference library) in the province of Quebec and shows little if any use. Quite a stunning volume in an understated way.

Title: La Miniature du XIIieme Siecle a L'Abbaye de Citeaux. (d'apres les Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque de Dijon).

Author Name: Oursel, C.

Categories: Catholic - Cistercian,

Publisher: Dijon, France, Librairie L. Venot: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 14345

Keywords: Catholic Trappist Cistercian Manuscripts Illumination Scripture Archival Citeaux