Book Altar of Philip III the Good, Duke of Burgundy, s. XV

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Extraordinary facsimile edition of the Altar Book of Felipe III el Bueno, Duke of Burgundy, whose original is conserved in the National Library of Austria.

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Extraordinary facsimile edition of the Altar Book of Philip III the Good, Duke of Burgundy, the original of which is preserved in Vienna, in the Austrian National Library, sign. Cod. 1800. Made in 2016 on a special parchment support.

Philip III the Good, Duke of Burgundy (1419-1467) was one of the greatest bibliophiles of the fifteenth century. In 1430 he ordered the composition of a diptych: two equal tables made with a bow in the headboard, and assembled with hinges. Outwardly they were covered with brown skin, steely and skillfully embossed. Inside it was decorated with two beautiful paintings: the Trinidad, on the left, and the Coronation of the Virgin on the right.

Characteristics of the Codex 1800:
Folios format: 12.7-13 x 18.5 cm.
Dating: 1450 (the diptych was composed in 1430)
Writing: very careful Gothic of 16 lines.
Text: written in Latin and French, with black and red ink, are prayers to the Virgin. It also contains “Saint Bernard’s Psalms” and Aubert’s “New Words” from Cologne. It surprises the great amount of free prayers arranged below.
Ornamentation: illustrated with decorations on borders, shields, large capitulars and capital letters, and splendid miniatures to full page. Gold abounds in all its pages.

This beautiful facsimile edition consists of:
Facsimile of the Altar Book, bound/covered in embossed leather, diptych format 15 x 35 cm. 66 pages on special parchment support.
Limited edition to only 350 copies, numbered and notarized.
Complementary study book, bound in illustrated hardcover, format 14.5 x 21.7 cm. 150 pages: studies, transcription and translation. Texts in Spanish.
Both books are presented in a special case-case wrapped in fine blue velvet, with golden title and clasp. Format 20 x 40 x 6 cm.

The “Altar Book” is the fusion of a book of prayers with a small diptych altar to pray, so that when we open it we have in the head the paintings of sacred images or passages of the Bible, and in the lower part a series of leaves, generally illuminated with all luxury, with the texts of the prayers.

The Altar Book of Philip III was made in two stages, first the “altar” itself, which was made in 1430, and 20 years later the manuscript with the prayers was added, leaving a beautiful and luxurious “Altar Book”, that the Versol publishing house has produced in an extraordinary facsimile edition.

Complete copy and in perfect condition, new, unused (it is not a second-hand copy).

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