Extraordinary high bibliophile edition of the Cantar de Mio Cid, Spanish epic sing in 2 volumes beautifully bound and intensely illustrated.
Edition made in 2003, numbered and limited to 750 copies. Volumes bound in fine blue velvet, dry embossed and gold stamped. Format 24 x 33.3 cm.
A volume with the transcription in medieval Castilian of the Song and illustrated in the old way, with splendid illustrations in full color that simulate a medieval codex. 128 pages on high quality paper that imitates parchment. Golden edges.
Another volume with Introduction, Transcription and adaptation of the Poem in prose by Juan Victorio. 152 pages with multiple illustrations and 8 engravings by Gustavo Doré full page and off page.
Both books presented in an open box lined in paper and fine blue velvet, in perfect condition.
El Poema, or Cantar, by Mio Cid (heroic and epic poem of 3,733 verses) is the first extensive work in Spanish literature and the only epic song from the Hispanic Middle Ages. The protagonist of the poem is the historical character Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1043-1099). For Menéndez Pidal, the song was written around 1140; however, for Colin Smith it was around 1207. It remains essentially complete in a single copy from the first half of the 14th century.
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