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The Book of Happiness, 1582

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2008 facsimile edition of the Moleiro publishing house of the Book of Happiness, original preserved in the National Library of France, symbol Suppl. turc 242.

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ISBN: 9788496400351 Categories: , ,
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2008 facsimile edition of the Moleiro publishing house of the Book of Happiness, original preserved in the National Library of France, symbol Suppl. turc 242.

The 16th and early 17th centuries represent the most fertile period for Ottoman Turkish painting, especially the time of Murad III (1574-1595). Translated from an original written in Arabic by order of the Sultan himself (whose portrait appears in f. 7v), the Book of Happiness contains a detailed description of the characteristics of those born under each of the twelve signs of the zodiac, a series of paintings representing different situations of the human being according to the conjunction of the planets, some physiognomic concordance tables, tables for the correct interpretation of dreams, and an enigmatic divination treaty with which everyone can predict their luck.

Numbered edition and limited to 987 notarized copies. Facsimile bound in red leather decorated with gold, format 21 x 31 cm. 286 pages containing 71 full-page miniatures richly ornamented with gold.
Complementary study book illustrated in color, format 23 x 35 cm. 448 pages, including the full translation of the original text into Spanish.

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