New York: Braziller, . Both in fine condition in publisher's cloth slipcase. Bound in quarter vellum over red cloth boards, title in gilt on spine, and a twenty-four page introductory text in gray wrappers. Two volumes, folio, including a complete facsimile of the Lorsch Gospels from the Biblioteca Documentara Batthyaneum in Alba Julia, Rumania and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana in Rome. Item #7101
One of 1,000 copies. Includes six color engravings from photographs by Robert Braunmüller, and many color-printed plates, though most of the production consists of high-quality monochrome plates. After centuries of separation, the four parts which comprise the Lorsch Gospels were united in the Coronation Hall of the Holy Roman Empire in Aachen, Germany on the occasion of the 1965 exhibition of the Council of Europe "Charlemagne: His Achievements and Influence." The respective owners cooperated to photograph the entire manuscript and the ivory covers during the exhibition. Thus a foundation was laid for the reconstruction of the manuscript in this fine facsimile edition, which must serve in the place of a unified whole.