De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter
De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter

De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter

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De Wald, E. T. The Illustrations of the Utrecht Psalter (Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages). Princeton: University Press, [1932]. [5769]

Black publisher's cloth, 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches, binding frayed at the ends and corners, front & rear end paper hinges sprung, nothing is detached. Ex college library with the standard markups including a white spine label, bookplate, card pocket, and ink stamps. One ink stamp on the top margin of the first plate, rest of plates clean. 81 pp. of explanatory text followed by 144 plates. Fair. Hardcover.

"Ever since the appearance in 1875 of the first facsimile publication of the Utrecht Psalter, much attention has been given to this extraordinary document of ninth century illustration. Most of the interest so far has centered around the problems of its style and the scriptorium which produced it. Attempts have also been made to fathom the artistic traditions out of which it grew; but the problem is still awaiting a more decisive study. Apart from Springer's contribution, there has been no complete description of the illustrations of this psalter. This lack has been the chief raison d'etre of this publication in which the richness and variety of the iconographic material has been made available both to the student and to the lay-reader. The index at the end of the text presents for the first time in a succinct and handy manner the astonishing wealth of subject matter and motifs employed in the manuscript which, without question, is one of the most priceless documents of mediaeval times." - Preface.