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Ingeborg Psalter, 12th century

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The Psalter of Ingeborg is an illuminated manuscript from the end of the 12th century, preserved in the Condé de Chantilly Museum, France. This work is one of the most significant surviving examples of early Gothic painting.

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The Psalter of Ingeborg is an illuminated manuscript from the end of the 12th century, preserved in the Condé de Chantilly Museum, France. This work is one of the most significant surviving examples of early Gothic painting.

This psalter, or book of Psalms, was created around 1195 in northern France for Ingeborg of Denmark, queen of France and wife of King Philip II of France. The person who commissioned the Psalter is unknown, although it is believed that it could have been Etienne de Tournai or Eleanor de Vernandois, countess of Beaumont-sur-Oise.

The manuscript was a prayer book for private devotions and contains a calendar, the 150 psalms in Latin and other liturgical texts. In total 400 pages, of which 51 contain rich full-page miniatures and with a large profusion of gold leaf, as well as numerous and splendid initials. The text is written in early lowercase Gothic letters. It is also considered as the precursor of the Books of Hours.

Limited edition of 500 copies, of which 120 were for Spain, including the facsimile made in 1999 Adeva, specially bound in dry-skinned leather, format 22 x 31.5 cm.
Complementary study book with texts in Spanish, specially bound for this copy in editorial leather and handmade water paper guards, with the translation of the original text by Florens Deuchler. Format 21 x 31 cm, 160 pages. Edited by Ars Millenii in 2011, ISBN 9788493021184.
Both books are presented in an open case, dust cover, made ex profeso for this unique copy in editorial leather, equal to the study, format 20.5 x 32.2 x 8 cm.

Full copy, in perfect condition and corresponding to the Spanish co-edition.

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