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RINGS AROUND THE WORLD

RINGS AROUND THE WORLD

Text by Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Sandra Hindman. Preface by Diana Scarisbrick. 301 pp., fully illustrated, in English

Rings Around the World” explores the eternal forms, inspirations, and aesthetics of finger rings across many cultures throughout history, with over forty rings deriving from China, the Middle East, Europe, and America.

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PRIMER 10: HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS

PRIMER 10: HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS

Text by Sharon Liberman Mintz and Shaul Seidler-Feller with Laura Light, fully illustrated, in English

Jews have been referred to as one of the “Peoples of the Book” – and with good reason. The Hebrew Scriptures occupy a central place in Jewish cultural and political life and consciousness.

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PRIMER 8: BREVIARIES

PRIMER 8: BREVIARIES

Text by Laura Light, fully illustrated in English

Breviaries are one of the most common types of manuscript surviving from the later Middle Ages. The introduction to this primer provides a general guide to their history and contents.

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TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 6: TRACES. PEOPLE AND THE BOOK

TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 6: TRACES. PEOPLE AND THE BOOK

Text by Laura Light with a preface by Sandra Hindman, fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue focuses on books as material artifacts made and used by people: the people in the book, the people who made them, and (even more) the people who used them, read them and owned them.

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PRIMER 9: SCRIPT

PRIMER 9: SCRIPT

Text by Marc Smith and Laura Light, fully illustrated, in English

Appreciating and understanding the history of the scripts found in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts can be complicated. This is especially true for the scripts of the later Middle Ages. In this primer we focus on these later scripts, illustrated with thirteen examples dating from the late twelfth century to 1734.

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PRIMER 5: NEO-GOTHIC BOOK PRODUCTION AND MEDIEVALISM

PRIMER 5: NEO-GOTHIC BOOK PRODUCTION AND MEDIEVALISM

Text by Sandra Hindman and Laura Light, fully illustrated, in English

This Primer provides short introduction to a complex subject: how artists, scribes, and publishers in France, England, Germany, and the United States used the remote medieval past to articulate aesthetic principles in the book arts at the dawn of the modern era. We cover the period from about 1840 to about 1920. Although there are thirteen examples in this Primer, many include more than one work.

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TAKE THIS RING: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE RINGS FROM THE GRIFFIN COLLECTION (Paperback Edition)

TAKE THIS RING: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE RINGS FROM THE GRIFFIN COLLECTION (Paperback Edition)

Text by Sandra Hindman with Scott Miller. Introduction by Diana Scarisbrick, 236 pp., fully illustrated, in English

Distributed by Brepols, this book celebrates one of the most outstanding modern collections of medieval and Renaissance rings, which belong to a distinguished private collector. With an introduction by Diana Scarisbrick, this book follows the “life of the ring,” from the metal and gem mines to the modern collection, and through the forge, the goldsmith’s shop, and the hands of successive generations of owners.

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THE IDDA COLLECTION: ROMANESQUE BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPTS C.1000 TO 1240

THE IDDA COLLECTION: ROMANESQUE BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPTS C.1000 TO 1240

Text by Laura Light and Christopher de Hamel. Preface by Sandra Hindman, 320 pp., fully illustrated, in English

The sixteen manuscripts in this catalogue contribute to the history of the first millennium of the Bible in the Latin West. To compose the present catalogue, we were able to assemble a selection of exceptional manuscripts from one of the great European private collections of medieval manuscripts and art at the highest level.

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PRIMER 7: DIPLOMATICS

PRIMER 7: DIPLOMATICS

Text by Christopher de Hamel and Ariane Bergeron, 32 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This primer provides a glimpse into the fascinating field of diplomatics, or the study of documents. Diplomatics is concerned mostly with the study of legal and administrative records through a detailed examination of their physical and textual (including linguistic) characteristics.

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TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 5: WOMEN AND THE BOOK IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE

TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 5: WOMEN AND THE BOOK IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE

Text by Laura Light with an introduction by Anne Winston-Allen, fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue showcases 36 manuscripts that demonstrate the important role that women played as authors, artists, scribes, patrons and book-owners throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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CYCLES OF LIFE: RINGS FROM THE BENJAMIN ZUCKER FAMILY COLLECTION

CYCLES OF LIFE: RINGS FROM THE BENJAMIN ZUCKER FAMILY COLLECTION

Text by Sandra Hindman with Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, Reine Hadjadj, Jack Ogden, Diana Scarisbrick. Essay by Benjamin Zucker. 267 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This book assembles an unparalleled collection of rings dating from the 3rd to the 19th century, presented not chronologically but rather grouped into timeless themes – birth, love, betrothal, marriage, mourning and death – thereby achieving greater insight about the beliefs, sentiments, status, and practices of their former owners.

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FLOWERING OF MEDIEVAL FRENCH LITERATURE: "AU PARLER QUE M’APRIST MA MERE"

FLOWERING OF MEDIEVAL FRENCH LITERATURE: "AU PARLER QUE M’APRIST MA MERE"

Text by Sandra Hindman and Ariane Bergeron-Foote, 256 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue brings together a group of sixteen manuscripts all written in the French language and mostly illuminated. Because many of these manuscripts are virtually unknown and previously unpublished, first-hand study of them offers a special opportunity to reassess certain approaches to late medieval French literature.

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PRIMER 6: MANUSCRIPT PRODUCTION

PRIMER 6: MANUSCRIPT PRODUCTION

Text by Richard H. Rouse (University of California) and Laura Light 36 pp., fully illustrated, in English

“Manuscript Production”, the sixth volume in our series of “Primers”, addresses the most basic questions: how were manuscripts made? who made them? and even (in one case), how long did it take? None of these questions are necessarily easy to answer, but as is shown here, the first step toward an answer involves careful study of manuscripts as materials artifacts.

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PRIMER 4: BESTSELLERS

PRIMER 4: BESTSELLERS

Text by Pascale Bourgain (Ecole des Chartes) and Laura Light, 36 pp., fully illustrated, in English

“Bestsellers”, the fourth volume in our series of “Primers”, assembles a group of manuscripts that survive in many hundreds of copies to explore the idea of the medieval “bestseller.” Medieval “bestsellers” were the texts considered truly important, and thus preferentially copied, during the Middle Ages. The texts in this collection include some that are still read today, alongside others, of equal significance, that are hardly known even to scholars and almost certainly seldom read.

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TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 4: SACRED SONG - CHANTING THE BIBLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 4: SACRED SONG - CHANTING THE BIBLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

Text by Laura Light and Susan Boynton (Professor, Columbia University)104 pp., fully illustrated, in English

The fourth in our series of Text Manuscripts catalogues; Sacred Song: Chanting the Bible in the Middle Ages and Renaissance brings together thirty-two manuscripts from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries that represent different aspects of the chant tradition, as well as other forms of sacred music.

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PRIMER 3: LAW

PRIMER 3: LAW

Text by Susan L'Engle (Saint Louis University) and Ariane Bergeron-Foote, 36 pp., fully illustrated, in English

Law, the third volume in our series of primers, provides an overview of one of the most complex genre of codices of the Middle Ages. The twelve manuscripts present a coherent collection tracking the development of western European law- civil and canon- from Justinian to the sixteenth century.

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PRIMER 2: ALCHEMY

PRIMER 2: ALCHEMY

Text by Lawrence Principe & Laura Light, 32 pp., fully illustrated, in English

Primer 2: Alchemy, the second volume in the series of “primers” presents ten manuscripts from the collection of Joost R. Ritman in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam. Professor Principe’s contributions to this volume present a useful up-to-date guide to the often misunderstood subject and argue for the rightful position of alchemy in the development of modern science.

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PRIMER 1: SERMONS

PRIMER 1: SERMONS

Text by Laura Light, 32 pp., fully illustrated, in English

Each small volume in the new series of “primers” introduces one genre of medieval manuscripts to a wider audience, by providing a brief, general introduction, followed by descriptions of text manuscripts that belong to that genre. Included also is additional pedagogical material, that suit the subject. Sermons is the first one.

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TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 3: PATHS TO REFORM “THINGS NEW AND OLD”

TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 3: PATHS TO REFORM “THINGS NEW AND OLD”

Text by Sandra Hindman and Laura Light. Introduction by David Lyle Jeffrey, 116 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue, third in a series of catalogues on text manuscripts, is called "Paths to Reform." It examines the evolution and different facts of Christianity which led up to the Protestant Reformation.

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BYZANTIUM AND THE WEST: JEWELRY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM

BYZANTIUM AND THE WEST: JEWELRY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM

Text By Jeffrey Spier. Preface by Sandra Hindman. 207 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This book assembles approximately 40 previously unpublished objects and examines the development of jewelry in Rome and Byzantium during this period exploring the interrelationships between East and West during these five centuries of the Christian era.

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AN INTIMATE ART: 12 BOOKS OF HOURS FOR 2012

AN INTIMATE ART: 12 BOOKS OF HOURS FOR 2012

Text by Sandra Hindman and Ariane Bergeron-Foote. Introduction by Dr. Christopher de Hamel, 208 pp., fully illustrated, in English

Written to celebrate the opening of Les Enluminures Gallery in New York, this catalogue highlights twelve outstanding books of hours.

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ANTONIO TEMPESTA

ANTONIO TEMPESTA'S BLOCKS AND WOODCUTS FOR THE MEDICEAN 1591 ARABIC GOSPELS

Text by Richard S. Field, 27 pp., fully illustrated, in English

The essay in this catalog examines seventy-three blocks designed by Antonio Tempesta for the Evangelium Sanctum Domini nostri Jesu Christise,the first complete Western appearance of the four canonical Gospels written in Arabic.

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MEDIEVAL BOLOGNA

MEDIEVAL BOLOGNA

Text by Sandra Hindman, 23 pp., fully illustrated, in English

The catalogue brings together fifteen beautiful works of art manufactured in Bologna, one of the most important cities in Italy during the Middle Ages.

TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 2: BEFORE THE KING JAMES BIBLE

TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 2: BEFORE THE KING JAMES BIBLE

Text by Laura Light and Sandra Hindman, 103 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue explains the pre-history of the King James Bible, “the book that changed the world,” with a complete introduction and shorts essays on 37 manuscripts (organized in five different categories).

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20/20: LES ENLUMINURES 1991 - 2011

20/20: LES ENLUMINURES 1991 - 2011

120 pp., fully illustrated, in English

20/20 is our anniversary catalogue : “Then” presents 20 works of art sold by Les Enluminures to important institutions all over the world; “Now” presents 20 works of art for sale.

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TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 1: BINDING AND THE ARCHEOLOGY OF THE MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE BOOK

TEXTMANUSCRIPTS 1: BINDING AND THE ARCHEOLOGY OF THE MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE BOOK

Text by Sandra Hindman and Ariane Bergeron-Foote 88 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue includes an introduction, essays, a glossary, and a complete bibliography on manuscripts with original bindings.

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FRANCE 1500: THE PICTORIAL ARTS AT THE DAWN OF THE RENAISSANCE

FRANCE 1500: THE PICTORIAL ARTS AT THE DAWN OF THE RENAISSANCE

Text by Sandra Hindman and Ariane Bergeron-Foote, 125 pp., fully illustrated, in English

Coordinated with a major international exhibition organized by the Réunion des museés nationaux in Paris and the Art Institute of Chicago, this catalogue brings together over 50 late fifteenth-century and early sixteenth-century French works of art .

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PEN TO PRESS - PAINT TO PRINT: MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION AND EARLY PRINTS IN THE AGE OF GUTENBERG

PEN TO PRESS - PAINT TO PRINT: MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION AND EARLY PRINTS IN THE AGE OF GUTENBERG

Text by Sandra Hindman, 119 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue examines the discourse on manuscripts and prints in the age of Gutenberg, providing complete descriptions of 44 works.

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BOOK OF HOURS: A MEDIEVAL BESTSELLER

BOOK OF HOURS: A MEDIEVAL BESTSELLER

88 pages, fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue presents 25 books of hours with pictures and short descriptions. It also provides an informative tutorial that illustrates their structure section by section.

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THE OLIVETAN GRADUAL: ITS PLACE IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY LOMBARD MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

THE OLIVETAN GRADUAL: ITS PLACE IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY LOMBARD MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

Text by Milvia Bollati, 72 pp., fully illustrated, in English

This catalogue presents the Olivetan Gradual for the first time, an important work for understanding monastic manuscript production in Lombardy.

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TOWARD AN ART HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL RINGS: A PRIVATE COLLECTION

TOWARD AN ART HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL RINGS: A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Text by Sandra Hindman with Ilaria Fatone and Angelique Laurent-di Mantova. Introduction by Diana Scarisbrick, 263pp., fully illustrated, in English

This book presents and describes 35 medieval and Renaissance rings assembled in a private collection. Comparative examples and technical analyses are also included.

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PICTURING PIETY: THE BOOK OF HOURS

PICTURING PIETY: THE BOOK OF HOURS

Text by Roger S. Wieck with Sandra Hindman and Ariane Bergeron-Foote, 273 pp., fully illustrated, in English with abstracts in French

The catalogue provides pictures and descriptions of 26 Books of Hours from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance acquired by Les Enluminures.

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COLORFUL! COLOR IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

COLORFUL! COLOR IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

Text by Sandra Hindman, 80 pp., fully illustrated, in English and French

This catalogue highlights the importance, meanings, and use of color in Middle Ages and Renaissance trough 35 illuminated manuscripts leaves.

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