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Book of Hours of Maria of Navarre, XIV century

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Made between 1339-1340, commissioned by King Pedro of Aragon to his wife Maria of Navarre, Queen of the Crown of Aragon (1338-1347).

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Made between 1339-1340, commissioned by King Pedro the Ceremonious for his wife María de Navarra, queen of the Crown of Aragon (1338-1347). It was painted by Ferrer Bassa, Arnau Bassa and the Baltimore Master, the most important miniaturists of the 14th century.

It is the first miniature Book of Hours in the Iberian Peninsula, owned by the Queen of Aragon, María de Navarra, considered the most important work of 14th-century Gothic art for the extraordinary quality of its miniatures.

Original preserved in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice (Italy), with the symbol: Mss. Latini cl. 1 nº 104. Inv. No. 273. Size 14.2 x 18.3 cm, 708 pages of fine vellum containing a total of 391 miniatures enriched with gold.

The facsimile is delivered inside a book case box (18 x 21.5 cm), imitating in color and in gold engravings the binding of the codex itself in red leather, engraved in gold and golden edges.

Limited edition of 987 duly numbered and authenticated copies, one by one, with notarial deed. Out of print edition, hard to find copies and only available through the secondary market.

The edition of this facsimile work is complemented by a profuse and large 21 x 30 cm study book, 600 pages containing 64 illustrations. Codicological and palaeographic study. Transcription of the original text and translation into current Spanish.

Complete copy and in perfect condition.

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