[Munich: Idion Verlag, 1980]. One of 950 hand-numbered copies. OCLC records only one copy in North America, at the National Library and Archives of Canada.  ff. of plates reproducing the fifteenth-century manuscript from original high-definition archival photographs. Illuminated in full color and gold in the Flemish style with paintings of the contested walls of Jerusalem, ornate borders, and illuminated initials. Text in Old French. A very good copy of an imppressive facsimile that is rare outside of continental Europe. Half vellum over buff paper boards. Large folio. Folio (21 x 11”). Item #17223
“This famous manuscript from the Austrian National Library in Vienna presents a historic chronicle of the crusaders. From the First Crusade and the capture of Jerusalem in 1099 and across the reigns of the following kings of Jerusalem, the history of the crusades was visualized in magnificent miniatures. The landscape format of the Chronicles of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem is unusual, and truly accentuates the paintings. The splendid and unusual manuscript originated from a commission of Philip the Good [1396 – 1467], Duke of Burgundy ca. 1450 in France. The Master of Girard de Roussillon, along with a scribe from the circle of David Aubert, created a masterpiece of 15th century illumination…” (Ziereis Facsimiles website).