The Douce Apocalypse

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Title

The Douce Apocalypse

Subject

The Douce Apocalypse depicts the mysteries of the New Testament Book of Revelation in 97 miniatures accompanied by the biblical text and a medieval commentary text, both in Latin. Remarkably, this book was bound with a number of its miniatures only partially completed, giving a rare glimpse into the medieval book-making practice.

Description

This facsimile presents one of the most courtly and luxurious examples of Gothic manuscript illustration in medieval Apocalypse manuscripts, which became “best-sellers” in later Medieval England. Along with its modern binding, the facsimile replicates the unfinished imagery and the various fly leaves added centuries after production to protect the Apocalypse.

Creator

Original MS: Court School of Westminster

Source

Facsimile: UNT Special Collections Library, Call Number: BS2825 .B59 1981
Original MS: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 180

Publisher

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt

Date

Facsimile: 1983
Original MS: c. 1270

Contributor

Commentary: Peter K. Klein

Rights

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt

Relation

Biblia Pauperum: Apocalypsis

Format

2 volumes (14, 24, 97 pages; 2, vi, 2, 240, 2 pages, 41 pages of plates): color illustrations, facsimiles; 32 cm

Language

Original & Facsimile: Latin
Commentary: German

Type

Ilustrated Apocalypse

Identifier

Unfinished manuscript

Coverage

England, Romanesque, c. 13th century

Prepared by Ashley Enfield