Facsimile edition in 1981 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Sofia, the first hymn to the Virgin contained in a codex, with the generic title of poems in praise of the Virgin, is preserved in the Library of El Escorial. XV century.
30 sheets of parchment (18.5 x 24.5 cm) decorated with 23 miniature paintings as decorations and plant motifs 15, all on thick gold leaf. Drawing Italianate Byzantine type. Printing with golden hot film; stamping of every page to its original shape, and binding, like this one, in yellow silk printed on wood dry.
Companion volume to transcription and translation of the Greek text and artistic and codicological study by Gregory Andrew.
Facsimile volume measurements and study the book 193 x 255 mm., Both bound in yellow silk stamping anagram of Escurialense Library.
One of the bibliographic jewels on display in the Royal Library of the Escorial is a beautiful Greek codex, which contains a collection of hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, connected with the rich liturgy of the Greek Orthodox Eastern Church. Among them was the Akathistos (or, more simply, Acátistos), “Song of Victory”, the most famous song of the Greek liturgy in honor of Mary, who, in this codex, has a splendid gold ornaments that enriches especially his inspired miniatures.
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