Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Paris (France); Aachen (Germany) and others — 6th–15th cemtury

From one of the largest manuscript collections in the world: a wonderful survey of the treasures of the BNF in Paris

  1. The manuscript collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France is one of the richest in the world

  2. This collection offers a sampling of the collection's most magnificent miniatures from medieval manuscripts

  3. This wonderful overview spans the entirety of the period from the 6th century to the 15th century

Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

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Description
Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

The Bibliothèque nationale de France is France’s national library and holds some of the most extensive historical collections in the world. It originated from the royal library in the Louvre Palace founded by King Charles V in 1368. Alongside the rest of its impressive collections, the Bibliothèque nationale de France guards the world’s largest collection of medieval and modern manuscripts including numerous books of hours, chansons de geste, and chivalric romances.

Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

The series "Greatest Libraries of the World" and "Treasures of the World" offer the most beautiful and magnificent miniatures from medieval manuscripts combined in one collection. These art treasures from one world-famous library or on one subject are presented as single sheets under passepartout in a precious ornamented box. The manuscript collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France is considered to be one of the richest and most beautiful in the world.

  1. Healing the Blind
    Gospel of Sinope, fol. 29
    Constantinople, 6th century
    Dimensions: 30 x 24 cm

  2. The Story of Jonah
    Paris Psalter, fol. 431v
    Constantinople, 10th century
    Dimensions: 34.5 x 24 cm

  3. John the Evangelist
    Gospel of Saint-Médard in Soissons
    Aachen, early–9th century
    Dimensions: 36 x 26.5 cm

  4. Christ’s Ascension
    Drogo Sacramentary
    Metz, 850–855
    Dimensions: 25.5 x 19 cm

  5. Maiestas Domini
    Sacramentary of Metz, fol. 5
    Court of Charles the Bald, ca. 870
    Dimensions: 26.5 x 19.5 cm

  6. Hanna and Samuel
    Psalter of Louis IX the Saint, fol. 67v.
    Paris, ca. 1253
    Dimensions: 17.5 x 12 cm

  7. Fox Hunt
    Gaston Phoebus – Le Livre de la Chasse, Fol. 99v.
    Paris, ca. 1410
    Dimensions: 34 x 25.5 cm

  8. Enthroned Madonna
    Book of Hours of Duke Louis of Savoy
    Savoy, ca. 1460
    Dimensions: 27.5 x 19 cm

  9. King Louis Encircled by the Knights of the Order
    Statutes of the Order of St. Michael
    Paris, 1469
    Dimensions: 20 x 14.5 cm

  10. Siege of Castle Derval
    Chronique of Breton
    France, 1480–1482
    Dimensions: 36.5 x 27.5 cm

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Kassette Schätze der Bibliothèque nationale de France
Origin
France
Date
6th–15th cemtury
Illustrations
10 miniatures
Content
Ten leaves from important manuscripts

Available facsimile editions:
Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Coron Verlag – Gütersloh, 1995
Limited Edition: 1495 copies

Kassette Schätze der Bibliothèque nationale de France - Normalausgabe
Coron Verlag – Gütersloh, 1995
Limited Edition: 1495 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Kassette Schätze der Bibliothèque nationale de France - Luxusausgabe

Coron Verlag – Gütersloh, 1995

#2 Kassette Schätze der Bibliothèque nationale de France - Normalausgabe

Coron Verlag – Gütersloh, 1995

Publisher: Coron Verlag – Gütersloh, 1995
Limited Edition: 1495 copies
Binding: Box
Commentary: 1 volume
Language: German
1 volume: 10 leaves under passe-partouts: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) 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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From the holdings of the Papal Library: a collection of 12 single leaves from splendid literary manuscripts

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