The Bellies Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France

The Bellies Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France

Pol de Limbourg, Jean de Limbourg (reproductions of illuminations), 1958

Description

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1959)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Illustrators
Pol de Limbourg, Jean de Limbourg (reproductions of illuminations)
Designer
Joseph Blumenthal
Decorations
Fritz Kredel
Authors
James J. Rorimer (Introduction), Margaret B. Freeman (descriptions of the plates)
Trim size
6.5 x 9.25 inches; Bulk: 0.25 inches
Pages
56, plus 1 tip
Price
$4.75
Typefaces
14/16, 14/18 Monotype Bembo (text), 14, 24 Monotype Bembo (display)
Compositor
Spiral Press, Inc.
Plate makers
Stoddart-Bell Electrotype Co., Inc. (letterpress), Draeger Frères (color gravure), Beck Engraving Co., Inc. (black-and-white gravure)
Separations
Draeger Frères
Printers
Spiral Press, Inc. (letterpress), Draeger Frères (color gravure), Beck Engraving Co., Inc. (black-and-white gravure), Electrotypes for letterpress (Introduction), three colors (24 pages), illuminations in gravure, six colors and gold (32 pages), document in gravure, black only (1page tip)
Papers
Letterpress, Curtis’s 27.5 x 39.5 inches —86 Rag Laid white, basis 75, color gravure, unspecified European paper, black-only gravure, unspecified
Paper supplies
Nelson-Whitehead Paper Corp., Draeger Frères
Binding
Sorg’s Medium Weight Tensalex C2S, pre-printed in 3-color process offset (300 screen), over .080 binders boards, shelfback and front stamped in genuine gold leaf
Binder
Russell-Rutter Company, Inc.
Binding supplies
Alling Paper Co., The Meriden Gravure Company
Endpapers
Curtis’s Rag Laid white, 75-lb., flat back with board in spine
Publisher
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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