Book of Hours of the Medici, c. 1518 (mini book)

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Facsimile edition of the manuscript Book of Hours of the Medici, original of which is preserved in the Library of the Lázaro Galdiano Foundation in Madrid (ms. 15512).

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Facsimile edition of the manuscript Book of Hours of the Medici, original of which is preserved in the Library of the Lázaro Galdiano Foundation in Madrid (ms. 15512).

It was commissioned by Pope Leo X to serve as a wedding gift to his nephew Lorenzo II Young Magdalena de la Tour. The lighting was conducted by, around 1518, some of the most prestigious Florentine miniaturists of the early sixteenth century Giovanni di Giualiano Boccardi, Boccardino the Elder, his son Francesco di Giovanni Boccardi, Boccardino the young Stefano di Giovanni Tommaso (Lunetti). Therefore, this codex also known as Boccardino Codex. This is a unique bibliographic whim, hence its small size, and its exquisite decor, making it an important part for any self-respecting bibliophile. A beautiful and unique copy which again could well serve as a prestigious elegant wedding gift.

This facsimile edition reproduces faithfully and fully in detail the original manuscript, and was held in Madrid in 1994 by publishing Testimony, with the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The limited to only 980 copies, editing consists of a thin blue velvet case containing within a numbered copy of the codex, accompanied by a small magnifying glass old embossed silver, a book study Ogayar Juana Hidalgo, Professor Art History at the University of Alcala de Henares, and the corresponding official certificate copy number.

Measures:
Codex: 53 mm. (Including the clasp) x 68 mm. Weight 84 grams. 332 pages.
Book study: 16.8 x 23.5 cms. 168 pages.
Case: 27 x 33 x 6 cm.

In the Florence of the Quattrocento an important school of miniaturists who kept alive until the early sixteenth century unfolds. At this time highlights the Boccardino workshop, where Pope Leo X goes to order a wedding gift for his nephew, Lorenzo the Younger. The whim of the Pope became a small but beautiful gem literature. Its size makes it almost unique in its kind for the brilliant resolution of their eleven small thumbnails of your pages decorated with the famous “candeliari” and its beautiful Chapter.

Your facsimile reproduction is identical to the original. They wanted the same exquisite spirit that Pope Leo X moved to give this jewel to his nephew serve as inspiration for the facsimile reproduction watching carefully all other details. Printed in nine colors plus two golds (one printed and another pattern). Imitating vellum paper, coated by hand. Goatskin binding with iron and gold antique silver cuts. Case presentation that includes facsimile, additional volume and a small magnifying glass, also in silver.

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