Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Mscr. Dresd. Oc. 50

Apocalypse of Lorraine Facsimile Edition

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The Apocalypse of Lorraine is a stunning example of the illustrated Christian biblical books of the Apocalypse produced in Gothic France. Probably made in Metz in the early fourteenth century, the luxuriously decorated manuscript, also known as the Dresden Apocalypse, contains both the biblical text and an anonymous commentary in French. Although the vernacular translation and commentary would have appealed to the laity, the manuscript was possibly created for a clerical patron, Rainald von Bar, Bishop of Metz. Its seventy-two framed miniatures feature bold colors and gold leaf characteristic of Gothic illumination.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Apocalypse of Lorraine": Lothringische Apokalypse facsimile edition, published by Edition Leipzig, 1982

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Manuscript book description compiled by Britt Boler Hunter.
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Lothringische Apokalypse

Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1982

  • Commentary (German) by Behrends, Rainer; Hollmann, Eckhard; Wehli, Tünde; Bochmann, Klaus
  • Limited Edition: 800 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Apocalypse of Lorraine: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

An edition with commentary volume in French and English was published by Editions Seefeld, Paris.


Full tooled leather with raised spine after the original.

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