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Image for LIFE, December 26, 1949: Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling

LIFE, December 26, 1949: Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Time: 1949

Seller ID: 2296533

Condition: Very Good


A few light creases. No chips. Wrappers intact. 1949 Stapled Binding. 74 pp. COVER: God the Creator. Michelangelo's Sistine ceiling (22 pages in color). CONTENTS: The Week's Events; Pictorial Essay: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel; Article: The Fruitful Mountaineers, by T. S. Hyland; Education: Kids Portray Pop; Science: Electricity Without Wires; Art: Christmas Card Contest Draws Strange Assortment; Movies: Three Gobs on the Town; Theater: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Other Departments. View more info

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The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, with Introduction and Commentaries

By: Catherine of Cleves; Plummer, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: George Braziller, Inc.: 1966

Seller ID: 2285685

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Publisher's insert and erratum slip laid in. Slipcase label lightly toned with minor nick to corner. 1966 Hard Cover. 359, [1] pp. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6. Hardcover in publisher's slipcase. Numerous beautiful color plates throughout. When this magnificent volume first appeared in 1966, it was celebrated for its extraordinary beauty. Illustrating one of the great art treasures of the world, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is a fifteenth-century illuminated manuscript containing a series of some of the most beautiful illustrations of the Bible ever made. Many of the grea... View more info

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Holbein's Dance of Death and Bible Woodcuts [Illustrations of the Old Testament Engraved on Wood]

By: Holbein, Hans

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Sylvan Press: 1947

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2294217

Condition: Very Good


Limited large paper edition, one of 1499 copies. Limitation page states 'Ten unnumbered copies have been struck off for reviewers,' and this copy is unnumbered. Though no other inserts or markings indicate this copy was one of those ten, it is a possibility. Includes clear acetate jacket. A few small closed tears along jacket edges, hinges just beginning to weaken. 1947 Hard Cover. 150 pp. Includes Holbein's Dance of Death, as well as Illustrations of the Old Testament Engraved on Wood. One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcut... View more info

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

By: King, Ross

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2003

Seller ID: 1857325

ISBN: 0142003697

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: The Summons; The Conspiracy; The Warrior Pope; Penance; Painting in the Wet; The Design; The Assistants; The House of Buonarroti; The Fountains of the Great Deep; Competition; A Great Quandary; The Flaying of Marsyas; True Colors; He Shall Build the Temple of the Lord; Family Business; Laocoon; The Golden Age; The School of Athens; Forbidden Fruit; The Barbarous Multitudes; Bologna Redux; The World's Game; A New and Wonderful Manner of Painting; The First and Supreme Creator; The Expulsion of Heliodorus; The Monster of Ravenna; Many Strange Forms... View more info

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

By: King, Ross

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

Seller ID: 2296189

ISBN: 0142003697

Condition: Very Good


Pencil initials on blurb page, light general wear. 2003 Trade Paperback. 373 pp. In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed for his sculpture David), Michelangelo was reluctant to begin the massive project. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. Battling ag... View more info

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Primitive Religion (The Universal Library)

By: Lowie, Robert H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1952

Seller ID: 2289819

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, wrappers lightly rubbed, ink name on title page. 1952 Trade Paperback. xxii, 378 pp. A brilliant study that bares the essential meanings in the spiritual experiences of primitive peoples. Fascinating details of magic, animism, women and religions, folk lore, fetishism, sex in religion, religion in art. View more info

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Stained Glass of the Early Fourteenth Century From the Church of Koenigsfelden

By: Stettler, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Iris Books / Oxford University Press: 1949

Seller ID: 2291188

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Boards very lightly toned, ink name and date on front free endpaper. 1949 Large Hardcover. 16 tipped in color plates, 6 tipped in black-and-white illustrations. Königsfelden Monastery boats a set of 14th-century stained glass windows which are considered to be some of the most valuable in Switzerland. View more info

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Cracking the Symbol Code: Revealing the Secret Heretical Messages within Church and Renaissance Art

By: Wallace-Murphy, Tim

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Watkins Publishing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296802

ISBN: 1842931369

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped, minor sticker adhesive on jacket spine base. 2005 Hard Cover. ix, 309 pp. Expanding on issues touched on in The Da Vinci Code, this thought-provoking study explores the real story of Christianity—a story told by men and women condemned by the traditional, orthodox church, and one long hidden in mysterious codes and symbols. In medieval times, dissenters believed the established church ruthlessly suppressed the truth about Jesus and his ministry. Branded as heretics and subject to torture and execution for their beliefs, the dissenters—inclu... View more info