|Beatus of Saint-Sever. Two volumes,
37 x 28 cm. The first volume is bound in leather on a tablet and it
contains a complete facsimile reproduction of the ms.lat. 8878 of the
Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, codex of the Comments to the
Apocalypses of Saint John, by Beatus of Liébana (it includes the Book
of Daniel and the Liber de Virginitale Sancte Marie by Saint
Isidoro). This copy of Beatus was illuminated in the middle of the
11th century by Stephanus Garsia for Gregorio Montaner,
abbot of the Saint-Sever monastery, in Gascogny (France), with 592
pages and over 140 beautiful miniatures with around 1,500 motifs of
the best and most primitive Romanic art. The second volume, with
leathered spine, gathers, in 334 pages, studies on this popular manuscript
carried out by Spanish and French experts* (X. Barral, M. Díaz, E.
Magnou-Nortier, N. Mezoughi and Y. Zaluska) and the first published
translation into Spanish of the text Beatus' Comments. It complements
perfectly the "Beatus de Gerona".
* The studies by French authors come in both the French and the Spanish version.