Bible Moralisée, Limborgh Brothers 1402

Bible Moralisée, Limborgh Brothers 1402


Bible Moralisée

Author: Limbourg brothers

Date: 1402

Language: French

Page #: 368

Price: $249.99


Beginning with: "In principio creavit Deus ..." Glose: "Creatio lucis angelorum creationem ... In the beginning God created ... The creation of light carries the creation of the angels ..." and ending with: "... who has excidisti t sepulcrum. Glose: "... and accede ad verum sacrificium ... because you have cut and paired your sepulcher ... and come to the true sacrifice".

Note about the brothers:

From surviving documents it is known that in February 1402 Paul and Johan were contracted by Philip to work for four years exclusively on illuminating a bible. This may or may not have been the Bible Moralisée (Ms. fr. 166 in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris), which is indisputably an early work by the Limbourg brothers. Philip II died in 1404 before the brothers had completed their work.

Reproduction Details: The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide, from a small supplier in New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility, and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine, we use a modern perfect binding, with modern glue, to make the binding last longer. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding, drying in between each layer, a traditional way to make the binding stiff, strong, and resilient.

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