NY: George Braziller, (1967). First Edition. Large 4to. 1/1000 copies. As published with pamphlet explaining the production, in a publisher's slip case and mailing carton. With 54 color plates. Very heavy. Item #56131
This facsimile edition comprises the two parts of the Lorsch Gospels from the Biblioteca Documentara Batthyaneum in Alba Julia, Rumania and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana in Rome. The six color engravings were made by Brend'amour, Simhart &Co, Munich. Bound by hand by Willy Pingel, Heidelberg. Printed on special matte art paper from Hartmann und Mittler, Munich. Designed by Eugen Sporer. Probably created in 810, presumably on the commission of Charlemagne, the Gospels contain 239 vellum leaves. The two book were separated in the 19th century and reunited in 1965 for an exhibition, at which time they were photographed.