Byzantine Menology of Oxford, s. XIV

Facsimile edition of the Byzantine Mention of Oxford, whose original is kept in the Bodleian Library of Oxford (Ms. Gr.th.f.1). Edited in 2006 by the deadline AyN Ediciones. A jewel for your library.

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Facsimile edition of the Byzantine Mention of Oxford, whose original is kept in the Bodleian Library of Oxford (Ms. Gr.th.f.1). Edited in 2006 by the deadline AyN Ediciones. A jewel for your library.

It contains a series of miniatures that portray the life of the Saints. There is a miniature for each day of the year, starting from September 2 and ending August 31. They are distributed on each page in groups of four. The codex also contains 10 full-page miniatures representing the life of Christ.

The Menology of Oxford is a great little jewel, unique in the Byzantine manuscripts of its kind dating from the fourteenth century. Small by its small size, but of extraordinary value for the ornamental richness of its miniatures and for its uniqueness, since this codex is an exception in the extensive Byzantine production of religious-themed books. Its originality lies in that everything in it is composed of images enriched with lots of gold, more than a hundred miniatures with about four hundred individual scenes in their scant fifty pages, that is, that the book is pure image, they are only verbalized brief epigraphs, indicators of the content of the scenes, and the beautiful poem that serves as colophon and that condenses the minimum essential information about the book: iconographic program, spiritual utility, ornamental wealth, patron and owner. Much more than a mere pious book, it is really a personal object of devotion and spiritual protection, very close to the protective function of a relic or an amulet.

Limited edition of 995 copies and numbered with notarial deed.

Facsimile of the original codex bound in cowhide aged on wood and stamped dry, format 10.5 x 13.5 cm. 112 beautifully lit pages containing 103 miniatures enriched with lots of gold leaf. Texts in ancient Greek.
The codex was presented in a box-case format 23 x 26 x 4 cm, smooth back. When not having it, we have made especially for this copy a book type case, made in brown leather, round spine with nerves and golden title. A case that will give more prominence in your library to this small facsimile but very beautiful manuscript richly illuminated of the fourteenth century.

Complementary study book format 25.5 x 36 cm. Hardbound fabric cover with color dust jacket. 200 illustrated pages, texts in Spanish and English.

Exemplary with venal number in Arabic and in perfect condition. Very hard to find.

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