Blessed Saint-Sever was composed for Gregorio de Montaner, abbot of the Gascon monastery, near the Adour, between the years 1028 and 1072. The exact dating is difficult consensus, although it has been agreed that was conducted in the second half of the century XI. One of the first owners was William Guerry Tiffauges, Vendée, who in the early seventeenth century, before 1628, gave it to Cardinal Francisco Bordeaux d’Escoubleau of Sourdis. This donation is documented on the last page, folio 290V “is accipere hunc librum dignatus reverendissimus cardinalis illustrissimus et des Sourdis to Guillelmo Guerry, dum Thiffaugianos inviserat in episcopatu Maleacensi”. Soon after, another unknown owner wrote in French on folio 285r: “Je suis à messire Mathurin Brin demourant au villaige of Grasli”. And below, with another ink, he writes: “paroisse”. It is unknown how he got the bookseller Caignat, who called him the number 93 of its collection and sold it for £ 15 an unknown bibliophile. From here, until she entered the National Library of France in 1790, nothing is known. From here and much we know; but not enough.
Clarification on this issue: it is made with the qualities of a luxury facsimile, although it is not considered as such, for reproductions “facsimiles” must be fully intact and the exact format of the original; missing ingredients “Imagineering the Beatus of Saint-Sever” (see below). The National Library of France authorized Bibliophile Club Versol for this edition of art or semi-facsimile, if the term existed because there was already a full facsimile. However, the cycle is complete images, in color and gold, and the incorporating text pages are those straight or returned for each one. With these elements, the student of the Blessed art has an unmet need and the paleógrafo; since the said text pages show a sufficient time to study the spelling of the Beatus of Saint-Sever variety.
But what the Bibliophile Club Versol Editorial intended with this issue was to provide the researcher or the collector an extraordinary work to study and preserve in his library for repeated queries. Studies Book is another element that rounds these expectations.
Facsimile book with illuminations leaves 29.5 x 37.5 cm format, bound in brown suede, back with nerves, 88 pages. It comes in an opened box-case, also lined with the same kind of suede, with gold prints, 30 x 39 x 6 cm.
Brand New Book study, 25 x 33 cm format.
2010 edition, limited to 666 numbered copies and notarized under control.
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