Sunday, May 13, 2007

Old Books from the Netherlands

The Works of Flavius Josephus in Dutch.

Josephus Flavius Opera omnia,
Pieter Mortier (1661-1711) Editor,
Amsterdam 1704

From Jacob van Maerlants Rijmbijbel (Bible in rhyme)
(1271) The golden age of Dutch manuscript painting.

One of the most impressive achievements of Dutch manuscript painting is the creation of a continuous cycle of illustrations for the Bible translation known as the Dutch History Bible.

Source - Collection of Old Books

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