Illuminating the Epic. The Kassel Willehalm Codex and the Landgraves of Hesse in the Early Fourteenth Century.

Seattle: College Art Association, 1996,

First Edition. quarto, red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. (xii), (247)pp. College Art Association, Item #15304

Illuminated for Heinrich II of Hesse in 1334, this Codex differs from other secular manuscripts of the Gothic period by its lavish illumination cycle and the firm identification of its patron and date of execution. The author examines the ways in which the illuminations interpret the text they accompany placing the codex in the larger context of the family's commissions and the patron's political actions and ambitions. With 102 black and white illustrations. Very fine, clean copy in a very fine dust jacket which is not price clipped.

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