Wonderful illuminated manuscript with gorgeous hand painted miniatures and calligraphy. The work contains 27 illuminated prayers, illuminated title page and index. Every page has a large capital letter, many illuminated in gold, and decorative borders; mostly in a floral motif and some have small miniature animals.
Quite a beautiful book that would have taken a proficient artist between 3 and 6 months to complete. Bound in period full leather with five raised bands, gilt title and simple gilt ruled compartments; exterior covers gilt ruled with large gilt stamped centerpieces of The Cross (5" x 3.5"); interior covers have gilt rolled borders and moire type cloth end papers. Bound with four free end papers in the front and rear, which are from average paper; the pages with calligraphy and decoration are on very heavy card-stock type paper. 9.5" x 8.5".
100% hand-written, painted and illuminated--nothing printed. Light wear to the leather, but still complete, and the binding is tight and secure.No writing, marks or odor. Title page, and two other pages toward the center, have a small stamp "Bristol" with the letters C and F between a symbol that resembles the American Red Cross.
The item "ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT 1899 Antique Original Hand Painted BIBLE Miniatures PRAY" is in sale since Wednesday, August 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Manuscripts". The seller is "edition_deluxe_rarebooksllc" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.