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Not in full color
from Annapolis, MD
I am still checking out the book, but I have spotted books much cheaper that are entirely in color, and on nice pages. While the book is well made, and those pages in color look very nice, there is a huge prelude section where they show a lot of photographs, and they are all black and white. Why not put all photographs in color? Makes a big difference, and overall seems like a lot for $129. But definitely an interesting book and one that certain guests would pick up if they saw it on your table.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Santa Rosa, CA
If you are reading my review then stop and purchase this book before it is sold-out. The book is a treasure to be consumed both for its beauty and the knowledge one can attain. I spent most of Christmas day reading and looking.This book is on-par with the difficult to find reproduction of the Book of Kells. In absence of that, consider adding Levenger Press 'Jerusalem' to your library.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The Breviary in Brief
from New Orleans, LA
Owning the Grimani Breviary is like owning a private museum in your home. Each page opens to another unique artwork not found in any other museum. Ever wanted to take a museum home with you? Here's your chance.Bobby
The Grimani Breviary AD 1520
from Hayden, Idaho
One would think the only place to possibly purchase this "treasure" would be from the Vatican Library. Not so! Levenger has made it possible at an affordable price. A bargain!An heirloom to be handed down to future generations.
from San Jose, CA
I visited Italy and Venice this summer and this is a magnificent keepsake to remember my trip! The quality of binding, cover and slipcase, binding and vivid colors of crisp art -- in addition to its limited edition of 2,000 -- makes this book a rare treasure.The numerous full color artwork of Christ and his disciples depicting historical events throughout the book provide the frosting to this most elegant work.As a collector of rare first edition Bibles (some with only a hand-full remaining in existence) from the 16th century onward, I have found Levenger's edition of 'The Grimani Breviary' to be amongst the relative few modern-day attempts at traditional 'old world' book binding yielding *spectacular results* worth collecting!
What a Find
from Boynton Beach
What a beautiful find! The book is more than a book. It's a lovely treasure and I'm thrilled to have it in my home. I found Ross King's comments to be very interesting and the artwork gorgeous and thought provoking. Kudos to Levenger for creating such a rare find that we can all enjoy.
Not up to standards
By Usbek de Perse
from Alameda, CA
While the breviary itself is very beautiful, the quality of the reproductions is really second rate (unless the real thing is that dull). When I ordered this, I had in mind a lovely KJV bible with artwork on every page. While I love that bible, it cost a third of the price of this, and its illustrations are better. I am very disappointed.
A unique and timeless gift
from Hollywood, Florida
I found the Grimani Breviary to be a treasure to own not only for art, historical, religious or Catholic enthusiasts, but for anyone who enjoys meditating on the history and mysteries of the early Christian church. These magnificent miniatures are awe inspiring, full of splendor and vibrancy in color and capture great attention to detail on behalf of the artists of that period. A picture is truly worth a thousand words, yet the commentaries certainly enhance the meditative aspects of the book.
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