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The Hunting Book of Gaston Phebus (Manuscripts in Miniature).

By: Phebus, Gaston.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Harvey Miller Publishers: 1998

Seller ID: 005441

ISBN: 1872501974

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition, pp226, beautifully illustrated with eighty seven miniatures, Gothic script. Introduction by Marcel Thomas and Francois Avril. Commentary by Wilhelm Shlag. English translation by Sarah Kane. History of the manuscript: In the course of its existence, the Livre de la Chasse (Book of the Hunt) has changed hands many times. It once belonged to Aymar de Poitiers (late 15th C), and Bernardo Clesio, bishop of Trento, who gave the manuscript shortly before 1530 to the archduke of Austria, Ferdinand I of Habsburg and brother of Charles V. In 1661, the marquess of Vigneau g... View more info