Beatus of Liebana codex of El Escorial, X century *****


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Full facsimile edition of the Beatus of Liébana (known as Beato Escurialense) whose original is preserved in the Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. It is considered one of the bibliographic gems of the Library of Felipe II.

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Full facsimile edition of the Beatus (known as Beato Escurialense) the original of which is preserved in the Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, where it gets its name, under the symbol & .II.5, who within the “corpus” of codices gathered under the name of “Blessed,” is universally known by the acronym E. Published in 1994 by the National Trust and Testimony Publishing Company, under the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. He is considered one of the bibliographic jewels of the Royal Library of Felipe II.

This is a manuscript for which dates have been proposed ranging from the ninth to the eleventh century, although in recent times, many investigators are putting in the last decades of the tenth century or around 1000.

Facsimile edition handmade leather bound with silver hardware, true and complete to the original copy down to its smallest details: breaks, sewn, stains, etc …

Facsimile exemplary measures: 235 x 350 mm. 304 parchment pages. Weight 3,135 grams.

The specimen is accompanied by an overall case made of leather and fabric. Codex measures the overall case: 240 x 362 mm.

The issue is exclusive, limited and numbered. One of the issues of the most sought Blessed and a must for your collection Beato.

The issue is also accompanied by a book study with the introduction and translation by José Antonio Fernández Florez, and transcription by Marta Herrero de la Fuente and Jose Antonio Fernandez Florez, both from the University of Valladolid. One of the few, if not unique, books about the Blessed studies have been published as accompaniments to the facsimile editions, to have their full transcript of the complete Latin and Spanish translation. 880 pages. Dimensions: 172 x 235 mm.

Copies of the Commentary on the Apocalypse emerged that made the original call Beatus of Liebana, are the group most famous manuscripts of the tenth century Caring text configuration joins originality of the illustrations in some cases as this one, are gems of iconography. This beautiful Beato has its origin in the Scriptorium de San Millan, which must be copied and illuminated at the beginning of the tenth century belongs therefore to the small group of devout Mozarabs. The beauty of its color arrangement, chaired by the yellows, greens and browns, and the originality of his compositions, as witnessed, making this codex one of the most admired blesseds of between twenty specimens preserved in all the world.

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