The Hungarian Illuminated Chronicle (Chronica de Gestis Hungarorum)
by Dercsenyi, Dezso (Editor)
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1970. Hardcover. VG+/VG+ but art school ex-lib. with usual marks; some age toning and tape marks to end papers.. Cream cloth/boards; gilt lettering. Black dj with color image and white lettering. Mylar cover. 200 pp. plus 150 glossy pp. of the color facsimile of the chronicle. A bit heavy at 6 pounds and may require extra postage. Text in English, translated from the Latin by Alick West. With essays and ancillary material by Dezso Derecsenyi, Klara Csapodi-Gardonyi, and Ferenc Hervay. Content includes studies on the Chronicle and its period and history, description of the Chronicle, sources and arrangement of the text, and descriptions and interpretations of the illustrations of the Chronicle. Appendices include notes, geneaology of the Hungarian kings and houses of Arpa and Anjoy, a comparative chronology, topography of the Chronicle, and list of names and places. The illuminated Chronicle itself is an excellent facsimile with rich color and clear images. The original Chronicle is manuscript # Clmae 404 in the National Széchényi Library, Budapest.
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