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of the British Library.
The magnificent masterpiece of the sacred miniature of the English 14th century.

of the British Library.
The magnificent masterpiece of the sacred miniature of the English 14th century.

of the British Library.
The magnificent masterpiece of the sacred miniature of the English 14th century.

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The Psalter by De Lisle

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The Psalter

Psalter is a sacred book containing the texts of the Psalms and other writings of prayer and wisdom. The De Lisle (from the name of the owner of the volume - an English nobleman lived between 13th and 14th centuries who stripped of his property once he became a Franciscan) is a volume with a liturgic calendar and an extraordinary series of 24 miniatures, most of them made in full page, in gold and fined colours. Among the subjects: a big Madonna enthroned with Child, a Crucifixion, a long iconographic cycle on the life of Christ, and a rare series of detailed theological and moral diagrams, including the Tree of Life by San Bonaventura.

Technical features

  • Size 23 x 34.5 cm

  • 39 pages with golden cuts on three individually perforated sides

  • Cover in first-grain leather with dry impression mounted on two wooden plates, spine of volume with three visible nerves, leather capital and four antique brass studs

  • Printing on vellum, ctp (computer-to-plate) and stochastic net

  • In the miniatures hot foil gold in 22 carat leaf and in powder form

  • Handmade lightening and antiquing

  • Plexiglass slipcase with an additional perforated protective plate

  • Commentary by Lucy Freeman Sandler with colored planches

  • Limited edition, 450 copies

Handmade engraving and antiquiting

The hand-engraving of the golds enhances the quality of facsimilar reproduction and of works by the medieval miniaturists - the Master of the Madonna and the Master of Majesty - which represent the peak of miniated pictorial art of the Middle Ages.
The volume of commentary by Lucy Freeman Sandler is combined to the facsimile.

Materials

With the aim of spreading the knowledge and the excellences of Italian Art History we are using materials with an higher level of quality and beauty.

Cover

Cover in first-grain leather with dry impression mounted on two wooden plates, spine of volume with three visible nerves, leather capital and four antique brass studs.

Miniatures

Miniatures are made with hot foil gold both in 22 carat leaf and powder form, with handmade engraving and antiquity.

Printing

On vellum, ctp (computer-to-plate) and stochastic net.

Binding

Binding with hand-sewn markings on three nerves.

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