Facsimile of Codex Manesse.Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1925-27 Stock Code: 137734
NotesLimited edition facsimile, number 3 of 320 copies. The Codex Manesse, compiled c.1304-40, is the single most comprehensive source for Middle High German poetry, and among the most widely esteemed of all German manuscripts, renowned for the beauty of its illustration. A triumph of early 20th-century reproduction, this facsimile is remarkably accurate, retaining every detail down to the discolouration to the pages, the unnevenness of the page edges, library stamps, and early annotations. The original manuscript is held at the library of the University of Heidelberg, where it is rarely exhibited, due to its fragility. A copy of this facsimile is on display instead. Future facsimiles were produced, but none surpass or equal this edition, and it remains the most desired among collectors.
Quarto. Original white pigskin, spine and front cover lettered in blind.
Very light soiling to covers, contents fine. An excellent copy.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220