SCOTT, KL: Tradition and Innovation in Later Medieval English Manuscripts

Scott, Kathleen L. Tradition and Innovation in Later Medieval English Manuscripts. British Library, 2007. ISBN: 0712349367. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26069) $24.00

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An in-depth look at five highly significant and previously unstudied medieval manuscripts. Each of these works exhibits the beautiful illustration characteristic of the period, and with reproductions of over a hundred of the images from these manuscripts, this book is as visually stunning as it is informative.

BACKHOUSE, J: The Illuminated Manuscript

Backhouse, Janet. The Illuminated Manuscript. Phaidon Press, 1994. ISBN: 0714824682. Unmarked text. A few words written inside back cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26066) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Manuscript examples span over 800 years of medieval book production. Concise text and informative captions. 80p.

The author begins with the Lindisfarne Gospels and continues with a representative cross-section that reveals the remarkable variety and richness to be found in medieval manuscripts.

ZIMMER, C: Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the of the Brain–and How It Changed the World

Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the of the Brain--and How It Changed the World, book coverZimmer, Carl. Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the of the Brain–and How It Changed the World. Free Press, 2004. ISBN: 0743230388. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket with slight edge wear. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26059) $12.00

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Story of Thomas Willis, Christopher Wren, and the others involved in the 17th century birth of neurological research. Illustrated. Deckle edge. 366p. Index. References. Illustrated.

BERTRAND, S: The Bayeux Tapestry

Bertrand, Simone. The Bayeux Tapestry. Editions Ouest-France, 1978. ISBN: 2858821224. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26058) $12.00

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Color illustrations. 32p. An embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry that depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. The tapestry consists of some fifty scenes.

KLEIN, R: Italian Art 1500-1600 Sources and Documents

Klein, Robert; Zerner, Henri. Italian Art 1500-1600 Sources and Documents. Northwestern Univ Pr, 1966. Unmarked text. Corner crease on back cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26051) $12.00

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Provides a view of the development of the literature on art in Italy during the Cinquecento. The selections bring out the close relationship between art theories and the actuality of art and chart a trend from a humanistic orientation to a more technical and professorial one.

Together, the documents and the commentary reveal the effects that humanistic circles, the courts, and the Church (during the High Renaissance as well as the Counter-Reformation) had on the way people thought and wrote about art in that splendid century. 195p. Illustrated. Index.

NOCHLIN, L: Realism and Tradition in Art 1848-1900

Nochlin, Linda. Realism and Tradition in Art 1848-1900. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1966. Unmarked text. Title in the Sources & Documents in the History of Art Series (edited by H.W. Janson). Index. Very Good. Paperback. (#26050) $12.00

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Broad selection of familiar central documents and less well-known ones. The author focuses on the problems faced by innovators in all realms of thought and action in the middle of the 19th century. 189p.

LOFFREDA, S: Recovering Capharnaum (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Guide: 1)

Recovering Capharnaum (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Guide: 1), book coverLoffreda, Stanislao. Recovering Capharnaum (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Guide: 1). Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 2001. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26046) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated with plans, photographs and objects. Bibliography.

Capernaum was a fishing village in the time of the Hasmoneans. Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A church near Capernaum is said to be the home of Saint Peter. 86p.

Second edition, reprinted 2001. Original edition dated 1993.