1832, 8vo, 596 pgs. Full calf binding. Gilt decoration to spine, edges decorated with ornate gilt tooling, lightly rubbed. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards have significant rubbing and chipping from use. Interior is tight, with light foxing throughout, what appears to be a small damp stain quarter circle at spine end. A few pages are dog-eared. Previous owner's name in ink on printer's blank. A series of lectures on Christianity bound in one volume. With b&w engravings.
Bauls have achieved fame as wandering minstrels and mystics in India and Bangladesh. They are recruited from Hindu and Muslim communities and renowned for their beautiful songs. Using fieldwork and oral and written texts, Jeanne Openshaw analyzes the rise of the Bauls to their present revered status, traversing from the conventional historical and textual approaches towards an ethnographic study of their world, where love and the body are valued and women extolled above men. Her approach is challenging and sympathetic to this spiritual and creative people.
"Slight bit of wear to tail edge of spine and boards, else very fine.
24mo, 278pgs. Spanish Language. Full bound in vellum with branded titling on spine. Vellum is toned, worn and sutured on front board. Front hinge is started with a hint of damp staining. Notes in calligraphy are on the verso of front free endpaper and title page. A few mild hints of foxing on interior pages.
8vo. 429pgs. Later printing with (b7.48) on copyright page. Large chips at spine along with assorted smaller chips, edge wear to dust jacket, price unclipped at $3.00, previous owner's name on ffep, list of other readers in pen on back blank page.
The first of seven full-color, page-by-page reproductions from The Saint John's Bible, Gospels and Acts has more than 25 illuminations, including full-page opening illuminations for each of the four gospels. Some of the prominent illuminations include the Genealogy of Jesus, the Birth of Christ, the Raising of Lazarus, the Crucifixion, Christ Our Light, the Last Supper, the Road to Emmaus, and Pentecost.
The Word of God, hand-illuminated through ancient methods by a contemporary master, brings the reader to an epiphany of the sacred. Those who allow themselves to savor the experience unfolding before them will come to see how Gospels and Acts beautifully marries text and image to serve the Word.
An internationally respected calligrapher, Donald Jackson is the artistic director and illuminator of The Saint John's Bible. He is a Senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown Office at the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, a position in which he is responsible for the creation of official state documents. He is an elected Fellow and past Chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His 30-year retrospective exhibition, Painting with Words, premiered at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, 1988 and traveled to 13 museums and galleries. Donald Jackson works with a team of theologians and artists from Saint John's University and Abbey on The Saint John's Bible. From his scriptorium in Wales, he oversees scribes, artists, and craftsmen who work with him on the handwriting and illumination of the seven-volume, 1,150-page Bible.