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Facsimile and complete edition made in 1998 of the deeds of Count Willehalm, Codex Vindobonensis 2670 of the National Library of Austria, original dated in the year 1320 in Germany.

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Facsimile and complete edition made in 1998 of the deeds of Count Willehalm, Codex Vindobonensis 2670 of the National Library of Austria, original dated in the year 1320 in Germany.

If one measures the fame of epics of Medieval Knights emerged at all times, the “Willehalm” Wolfram would be an example to follow almost as dear as “Parzival.” However, in this work the artistic composition and the presentation of German epic fiction surpass everything that has been done.

On the few illuminated versions of Willehalm, the Codex Vindobonensis 2670, is the only one that collects the illuminations of the three preserved parts of the manuscript, the previous history of Ulrich von dem Türlin, the deeds of Count Willehalm, and the continuation of Ulrich von Türheim.

It contains a total of 117 miniatures with a composition of strong opaque colors on a gold background. The subjects treated in the images refer to religious representations or ceremonies in the Court, thus providing such miniatures not only an enjoyment of composition and decorative design, but also a rich source of information on the culture, customs and conventions of the Middle Ages.

This epic of the Court, is perhaps the most famous of the Middle Ages and is among the most popular pieces of poetry in history. It was written in the thirteenth century by Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170-1220) and was possibly the most important representative of the German epic literature of his time. Although very little is known about his life, we can assume that he was a member of the nobility. His most outstanding literary works have inspired multiple writers throughout the centuries.

Among the treasures that the Austrian National Library houses, the Codex Vindobonensis 2670 is one of the most splendid works. Because of its rich ornamentation, the Codex is an important source for book publishing. Because of its content, it is an important textual witness of the Willehalm cycle, historical epic between the 8th and 9th centuries.

Facsimile bound in dry worked skin, nerves and tejuela. Format 24.5 x 32.5 cm. 702 pages containing 117 miniatures in various sizes and 22 capitulars. Limited edition numbered to 100 copies, being this one that offers a number of the first 5.

Complementary study book in Spanish bound in brown fabric hardcover with gold titles. Format 23 x 32.5 cm. 80 pages ISBN: 9788486760588. Study conducted by Hedwig Heger, translated from German into Spanish by Víctor Martínez Lapera.

Both volumes are presented in an open case for its best protection, format 23 x 33 x 9 cm.

Exemplary in perfect condition, except for a small defect that the bookbinder had at the time of placing the tejuelo, which does not detract but rather accentuates its handmade character.

This copy corresponds to a very low number in the first decade, an added value for bibliophiles and special collectors.

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