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The Book of the Caged Heart, René D’Anjou, c. 1460

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Beautiful facsimile reproduction edited in 2007 of the miniatures of the Codex Vindobonensis 2597, the Book of the Caged Heart, whose original is conserved in the National Library of Austria.

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Beautiful facsimile reproduction edited in 2007 of the miniatures of the Codex Vindobonensis 2597, the Book of the Caged Heart, whose original is conserved in the National Library of Austria.

Made by René D’Anjou and minted by Barthélemy d’Eyck, they make this codex one of the jewels of the 15th century Burgundian Art. Its beauty is amazing in the 16 miniatures that an exceptional artist realized in 1460.

Facsimile bound in velvet on a table, with 4 metal rivets and enameled shield of the House of René d’Anjou, a true work of art. Format 21.5 x 30 cm. 40 pages in pargamenata 220 grams, getting with this support the flying and the parchment scroll that has the original manuscript.

Limited edition of 500 numbered and notarized certificates.

Accompanied by his complementary study book, bound in hardcover, editorial fabric, format 21 x 30 cm. 148 pages. Texts in Spanish by Gonzalo Menéndez Pidal, Marie-Thérèse Gousset and Daniel Poirion.

“The text of” The Heart in Love “, famous in its time, does not interest us at the present time if we except the specialists of medieval thought. But the splendid miniatures that illustrate the manuscript of the National Library of Austria have placed it in the memory of men as one of the most beautiful books of love ever to be realized.

The facsimile miniatures reproduced here with all their freshness, their subtle transparencies and the fidelity of their patina, invite us to travel back to the time of medieval knights, passionate hearts and hidden desires. These miniatures make up sixteen stages of an unfinished love itinerary. In fact, other spaces intended to be undermined were left blank for an inexplicable reason … “

Exemplary in perfect condition.

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