Collected Papers of Henry Bradshaw

Collected Papers of Henry Bradshaw

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...measuring 4f in. by 3 in.; the plate itself measuring 4j3ff in. by 2J in. The mother is represented half length, under a rich gothic canopy, her arms resting on the ledge in front and supporting the child on her right arm; her right breast exposed, and her head inclined towards her left shoulder. The child holds an apple in his left hand, resting against his left knee; his right hand lifted towards his left shoulder, his head resting against his mother's right breast. At the top, on each side of the centre arch of the canopy in front, is the signature, on the left side W, on the right the graver. This cut is inserted (by the original binder, and therefore necessarily not long after the publication of the book in 1514) so as to face leaf 19' of the Temporal;, which contains the service for Christmas Day. It is perhaps identical with the one cited by Passavant (ii. 280, No. 34) from Hcineken. 2. The Nativity of Chritt. Signature W. Z. (unknown to Bartech and Passavant). This is printed on a page in 16mo, but hardly any margin has been left The plate itself is a circular cut measuring 2 in. in diameter, with a five-sided projection at the top (each side measuring fc in.) marked with a plain ring, as if the whole cut were intended to be mounted on a disc of ivory or wood, and this projecting part pierced to hold a string by which the medallion might be suspended round tho neck. The cut represents the interior of the outhouse at Bethlehem. In front lies the infant Jesus; at his feet, on tho left, the Blessed Virgin (with nimbus) kneeling, her hands crossed on her breast; at the child's head, St Joseph (without nimbus), also kneeling, and holding a candle in his right hand; between them two little angels kneeling. Behind, on the right, are seen the...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649542X
  • 9781236495426