Paupers' Bible, 1414 CE

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Paupers' Bible, 1414 CE

199.99

Paupers' Bible

 

Date: 1414-1415

Language: Latin

Pages: 223

Reproduction dimensions: 11.25 Tall x 8.75 Wide (inches)

 

 

The Paupers’ Bible was commissioned by Abbot Petrus I of the Benedictine Abbey of Metten in Bavaria and was completed in 1414–1415. To carry out his demanding program of manuscript creation, the abbot engaged artists of note, who were well versed in the tradition of Bohemian illumination.

 

Said to contain the summa of the religious knowledge of its time, the many important texts in the manuscript include: the “figured poem” De laudibus sanctae crucis (In honor of the Holy Cross) by Rabanus Maurus (died, 856); the Biblia pauperum itself, and the treatise De sacro altaris mysterio (Concerning the sacred mystery of the altar) by Pope Innocent III (died, 1216). The Gospels at the beginning of the manuscript, together with the fine binding into the covers of which relics of saints are incorporated, form a plenary reliquary. The manuscript resides in the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany.


Reproduction Details:

The hardcover books are made with wood and either cowhide or soft lamb skin. The binding is a combination of modern and old world techniques. We perfect bind the book block first, then the book is hand sewn (oversewn style) into 20 page signatures and then multiple layers of mull cloth are applied. Drying in between each layer. The end result is a binding that will last generations to come.

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