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Munich Wondrous Occurrences Facsimile Edition

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The Munich Wondrous Occurrences is a hand-colored copy of a picture book interpretation of events described in the Christian Old Testament, motifs from ancient mythology, and animal behaviors in support of the concept of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The book was printed in Nördlingen in 1470 from eight large blocks of wood, one for each pair of facing pages—yielding sixteen pages of fifty-nine images with explanatory texts. The images in the Munich copy are attractively colored in greens, russet, orange, and ocher.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Munich Wondrous Occurrences": Defensorium Immaculatae Virginitatis facsimile edition, published by Insel Verlag, 1925

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Printed book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Defensorium Immaculatae Virginitatis

Frankfurt: Insel Verlag, 1925

  • Commentary (German) by Pfister, Kurt
  • Limited Edition: 500 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Munich Wondrous Occurrences: 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.

The edition includes the facsimile and a (smaller scale) commentary, called "Begleitwort" (4 pp.).

500 copies on handmade paper, 100 hand-colored and bound in parchment.


Regular edition pasteboard.

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