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Weitzmann Illuminated Greek Manuscripts at St Catherine’s Sinai I 9th – 12th Centuries

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Weitzmann, Kurt and George Galavaris. The Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai the Illuminated Greek Manuscripts. Volume One: From the Ninth to the Twelfth Century. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990

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Weitzmann, Kurt and George Galavaris. The Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai the Illuminated Greek Manuscripts. Volume One: From the Ninth to the Twelfth Century. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990. Heavy red cloth, gilt spine and cover decoration. 203 pages. 716 plates. Fine/Fine.  The definitive catalogue of the holdings of the one library that antedates those on Mount Athos, and the only one that retains its medieval character. The visual documentation assembled by Weitzmann and Galavaris in this sumptuous book includes images of ornamental decorations photographed for the first time.

Front cover panel of the fine illustrated dust jacket.

Bottom, Canon Table; Cod. 283, fol. 107v. Paul; top right, Cod. 417, fol. 13r. John Climacus.

Cod. 204, p.1 Christ.

Top left, Cod. 213, fol. 73v, Initial T; Cod 213, fol. 312v. Tailpiece and initial e; bottom, Cod. 213, f. 196v. Christ and headpieces.

Monastery of St. Catherine at the foot of Mt. Sinai