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– In the custody of The John Rylands Library, Manchester, since 1901. Ms. Lat. 8.
– The Manchester Beatus passed from Spain to France in 1869, being auctioned in Paris with other books from the collection of the Marquis of Astorga and Count of Altamira.
– It is written in late-Carthonic-Pregustian script.
– It contains 123 beautiful full-page miniatures illuminated in gold and silver.
– Commentary on the Apocalypse of Saint John written by Beatus of Liébana, an Asturian monk, in 776. The various manuscripts that transmit the “Commentary on the Apocalypse” were illustrated in various monasteries during the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries; they are luxury copies copied and decorated for kings and magnates.
– Undoubtedly, from the point of view of its illustrations, this is the most sumptuous Beatus in existence, the only complete one since none of its folios has been mutilated; for its perfect understanding, it is accompanied by an art book that includes a codicological and iconographic study by Prof. Dr. Peter K. Klein.
– Codex bound in leather over boards with bronze fittings and clasps.
– Unique edition limited to 999 numbered and notarially authenticated copies.