One of the only illuminated German prayer books to survive today is adorned with 46 miniatures of exceptional quality

Prayer Book of Georg II of Waldburg

Swabia (Germany) — 1476

Prayer Book of Georg II of Waldburg

Prayer Book of Georg II of Waldburg

Swabia (Germany) — 1476

  1. Georg II von Waldburg (1430-82) was a Swabian nobleman and imperial steward

  2. This splendid prayer book was made for he and his wife Countess Anna von Kirchberg (ca. 1436-84)

  3. The comprehensive illumination of the manuscript includes images inter alia of the Arma Christi

Prayer Book of Georg II of Waldburg

Alternative Titles:
  • Waldburg-Gebetbuch
  • Gebetbuch Georgs II. von Waldburg

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Waldburg-Gebetbuch
Gebetbuch Georgs II. von Waldburg
Size / Format
122 pages / 17.5 × 13.2 cm
Date
1476
Style
Language
Script
Gothic Textualis
Illustrations
46 richly adorned and partly gilded and silvered miniatures; Countless decorated initials
1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Prayer Book of Georg II of Waldburg“

Waldburg-Gebetbuch Facsimile

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Waldburg-Gebetbuch Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Limited Edition
600 copies
Binding
Tooled leather binding
Commentary
1 volume by Hansmartin Decker-Hauff, Wolfgang Irtenkauf and Gerhard Konzelmann
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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