29 janvier 2016

Crouch Rare Books at TEFAF 2016

Georg and Franz Hagenberg Braun, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne, circa 1572-1575. Coat-of-arms of Philipp Eduard Fugger (1546-1618) to binding
; Inscription of Paul Graf Fugger-Kirchberg-Weißenhorn (1637-1701) to upper pastedown
; (?) Dr. Werther Munich blind stamp to upper flyleaf; Otto Schäfer Stiftung, Schweinfurt, Germany. Crouch Rare Books at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Literature: Mark Häberlein, The Fuggers of Augsburg: Pursing Wealth and Honour in Renaissance Germany, Virginia,... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

Getty Museum acknowledges Armenian Apostolic Church's ownership of eight Canon Tables

T'oros Roslin (Armenian, active 1256-1268), Canon Table Page, 1256, Tempera and gold paint on parchment. Leaf: 26.5 x 19 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 59, fol. 8. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America today announced that they have resolved their dispute over the ownership of eight illustrated pages—called Canon Tables —from the Zeyt’un Gospels, by T’oros Roslin (Armenian, active 1256 - 1268), which have been in... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2015

Seven fascinating music manuscripts from Petrus Alamire’s workshop on view in Antwerp

Petrus Alamire (ca. 1470 – + 1536), Mechelen, Stadsarchief, Mechels Koorboek, fol. 34v. ANTWERP.- Seven fascinating music manuscripts from Petrus Alamire’s workshop, conserved in Belgium, will steep you in the culture of Flanders and Europe as they were in the year 1500. Meet the rulers, composers and musicians of the time and discover their outlook on the world and their perspectives on art. You will be able to admire the Mechelen Choirbook and the six Alamire manuscripts from the Royal Library of Belgium collection,... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2015

The British Library partners with the National Library of Israel

First Gaster Bible  (Or. 9879), c. 10th century. LONDON.- As part of the National Library of Israel's International Digital Library of Hebrew Manuscripts initiative, the National Library of Israel (Jerusalem) and the British Library (London) announce the signing of a partnership agreement providing for the digitization of at least 860 Hebrew manuscripts from the British Library’s collection, in addition to 1,250 already being digitized and made available through an earlier project funded by The Polonsky... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2015

La bibliothèque Pierre Bergé en vente le 11 Decembre à l'Hôtel Drouot

 Pierre Bergé dans sa bibliothèque, rue Bonaparte à Paris. © D. R. PARIS.- À partir de décembre 2015, Pierre Bergé & Associés proposera aux enchères, en association avec Sotheby’s, la bibliothèque personnelle de Pierre Bergé.Rassemblant quelques 1600 livres, partitions musicales et manuscrits précieux du XVe au XXe siècle, cette collection fera l’objet d’une exposition itinérante d’une centaine de pièces à Monaco, New York, Hong Kong et Londres au cours de l’été et de l’automne 2015.Le 11 décembre, la première... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

Hermann Hesse's Treasure Trove Heads to Auction

Hermann Hesse, Piktors Verwandlungen Orig, manuscript with watercolors, 1934. Estimate: € 15.000. Photo courtesy Ketterer Kunst. Unknown works by Hermann Hesse were recently discovered in the estate of the family Walter and Nora Schadow. In 2014 an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Stade honored the works by the Nobel prize winner. They will now be sold in the auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 18/19 May 2015. A discovery like this is a dream coming true for every passionate collector, and it became real for... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2015

Continental, English & Middle Eastern books and manuscripts to be offered at Bloomsbury Auctions

  A collection of 126 leaves from a 15th century illuminated Mamluk Qur’an. Estimate £12,000-18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. LONDON.- Bloomsbury Auctions present their sale of Continental, English & Middle Eastern Books & Manuscripts on Thursday 19th March in London at their saleroom in Mayfair. The sale charts the development of printing on the continent and in England, with works dating from the 1470s up until the 18th century.  Particularly in vogue after the release of... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2014

The Morgan Library and Museum exhibits masterpieces from Oxford's famed Bodleian Library

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (The First Folio) London: printed by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623, Arch. G c.7 The Bodleian Library, Oxford. NEW YORK, NY.- The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford holds one of the greatest collections of books and manuscripts in the world. Marks of Genius: Treasures from the Bodleian Library, on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from June 6 to September 14, celebrates more than two thousand years of the creative genius of authors,... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2014

The sea atlas by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer to be offered at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg

Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer, Espeio de la mar. 1590. Estimate: 85,000 EUR (118,150 $). Photo courtesy Ketterer Kunst HAMBURG.- It was nothing less but a revolution in the history of nautical cartography – the sea atlas by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer. The extremely scarce work in first French edition with a Spanish title sheet will be sold in the auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 19 and 20 May with an estimate of € 85.000.  Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer's “Spieghel der Zeevaert“ offers a variety of... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquires a rare 16th century "Book of Friends"

Johann Joachim Prack von Asch, 1587–1612, Liber amicorum (Book of friends). Leaf 119 verso and 120 recto. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.M.24. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Research Institute announced this week the acquisition of a rare book that, through personal entries by the owner’s friends and associates, chronicles political, cultural, and personal encounters along the edge of the Christian and Muslim worlds. The book is fully digitized and viewable online. This liber amicorum (“book of friends”) was... [Lire la suite]