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The Rothschilds and Their Collections of Illuminated Manuscripts free pdf The family art collections of the Rothschilds were legendary for their extravagance and refinement. This is the first history of the Rothschilds as bibliophiles and especially as collectors of medieval illuminated manuscripts. It follows the extraordinary and sometimes mysterious collections of Barons Adolphe de Rothschild (1823-1900), of Naples, Ferdinand (1839-1898) of Vienna and Waddesdon, Edmond (1845-1934) of Paris, and others, following the restless movement of these supremely important works of art across the private libraries of Europe.In 1940, the Rothschild collections in Paris were looted by the Nazis, and the tale pursues the fate of the stolen manuscripts, some of them still missing. Almost no Rothschild manuscript ever includes a bookplate or ownership mark. The inquiry traces literally hundreds of illuminated manuscripts, including some of the world's most famous books, made for the Duc de Berry, Catherine of Cleves, Isabella the Catholic, and many others, and finds them to have one thing in common: they were all, at one time, Rothschild possessions.

About Christopher de Hamel

Christopher de Hamel is the author of The British Library Guide to Manuscript Illumination (The British Library, 2001), The Book: A History of the Bible (Phaidon, 2001) and A History of Illuminated Manuscripts (Phaidon, 1994).

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Author : Christopher de Hamel
Publisher : The British Library Publishing Division
Data Published : 01 July 2005
ISBN : 0712348972
EAN : 9780712348973
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 112 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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