I Korinther 13.
I Korinther 13.
I Korinther 13.
I Korinther 13.
(Illuminated Manuscript)

I Korinther 13.

Holtz, Johann (illus.)

1928. Small octavo. (5)ff. An illuminated manuscript on vellum of the Apostle Paul's famous discourse on love, as written in his epistle to the Corinthians. Holtz's hand evinces calligraphic sharpness via his Gothic letterforms and the outlines of his initials, and his eye for color and illumination shows careful study, as displayed through his creative use of blue, teal, orange, yellow, and burgundy. Each page receives a lush floral border, at the head of which is a small heart. The design of the initials owes to medieval customs, heralded by the opening "W," which is four lines tall and boasts a long vine-like descender. Bound in full orange calf over boards with gilt decoration to both covers and embroidered silk doublures. Protected by an orange paper wrapper and matching slipcase. Trace instances of wear to exterior and silk, else near fine. Item #30707

Price: $2,750.00

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