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Gospel Lectionary of Würzburg Facsimile Edition

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The Gospel Lectionary of Würzburg is a stately Christian liturgical manuscript of readings from the Gospel accounts of the life of Christ arranged in an annual sequence for use at Mass. The illuminator, Georg Lester, signed his work (fol. 42r). His miniatures are distinguished by brilliant color and generous use of burnished gold leaf, usually with tooled designs. He based the compositions of eight of the thirty full-page miniatures on engravings by the fifteenth-century master engraver Martin Schongauer.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Gospel Lectionary of Würzburg": Evangelistario del Granduca Ferdinando III facsimile edition, published by Imago

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Evangelistario del Granduca Ferdinando III

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  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Gospel Lectionary of Würzburg: 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.


Red velvet embroidered in gold.

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