Books chess, dice and tables Alfonso X the Wise, s. XIII (parchment) (5*+)


The only original edition in natural parchment of the Books of Chess, Dice and Tables of Alfonso X el Sabio, whose original is preserved in the Library of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Original copy of the only facsimile edition The only facsimile edition on natural parchment (not parchment paper) of the Chess Books, Dice and Tables of Alfonso X el Sabio, whose original is kept in the Library of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, in Madrid (signature Ms. TI 6). A 5 plus star in every great Library!

Paradigm of the cultural work of Alfonso X, the 150 miniatures of the Book of Chess Games, Dice and Tables, constitute one of the most important testimonies of the monarch’s court painting with which they link, both in their iconographic and stylistic characters , as with the courtly context and in the hermetic culture that they reveal.

Edition made in 2010 on natural parchment. Unique and exclusive edition of 390 copies, numbered and notarized, also verifying by notary, that natural parchment has been used solely and exclusively in the manufacturing process.
Hand-bound facsimile in dry-cut leather, with large ribs in the medieval style, format 30 x 41.5 cm. 200 pages.

Presented this beautiful original copy in a beautiful case, format 32.5 x 43.5 x 9.5 cm. Accompanied by an extraordinary Spanish-English bilingual complementary study book, 25 x 33 cm format, 988 pages.

If you are fond of chess or board games, this codex represents the roots of a game that is not only a board game, but also an art, a science and, above all, a mental sport. A game that is believed to have originated from chaturanga, played in India since the 6th century. A unique opportunity if you are also a demanding bibliophile.

Out of print edition, first work made on natural parchment by the Scriptorium publishing house and with which he continued his exclusive editorial work in discarding the paper as a support for his works using lambskin.

The natural parchment edition (not parchment paper, nor parchment paper, but 100% natural parchment of lamb in the traditional way, without chemical treatments), is extremely complex and unique, and makes each of its copies an original copy of the manuscript from the 13th century. The use of parchment, a natural organic element, as well as manual processes in each specimen, including flat and raised gold, according to the illuminations and as found in the original codex, make each specimen unique. for themselves. Exclusive facsimiles handcrafted on natural parchment, recovering the beauty and authenticity of ancient illuminated manuscripts. An excellence for the best libraries, collectors and bibliophiles, a joy for the senses that will last for centuries.

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

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