Good Reading : March 2004
43 (coffeetable) (GoodReading) Edited by Andreas Fingernagel and Christian Gastgeber © 2003 Taschen GmbH © for the illustrations: Photo archives of the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna. Published by Taschen, rrp $110.00 from IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD: The Power and Glory of Illuminated Bibles From the mid 12th century Admont Giant Bible. The scene depicts the childless Hannah weeping; beside her stands Peninnah, Elkanah’s second wife, cradling an infant in her arms. Within the architectural surround of towers and a gable, Hannah places a young bull on the altar as a sacrifice. Also from the Eberler Bible this page shows a coat of arms. Above and to the right you can see the name of the patron and the date of the manuscript, 1464, inscribed in gold writing. This page from the Eberler Bible, dated 1464, is from the Book of Isaiah showing the prophet Isaiah with banderole inscribed ‘Isaiah. Behold, a vir - gin shall conceive, and bear a son. Chapter 7’.