The Lapidary of Alfonso X the Wise, s. XIII, complete work (in natural parchment) (5*+)


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Extraordinary and superb complete facsimile edition of the Scriptorium publishing house from the year 2021 of the manuscript H-I-15 of the Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, better known as El Lapidario de Alfonso X el Sabio. A 5-star plus in his Library!

El Lapidario was the first work of a scientific nature translated into Spanish at the request of Alfonso X el Sabio (of which in 2021 marks the 800th Anniversary of his birth). According to its prologue, a book written in Arabic on the properties of stones and their medicinal applications reached the hands of the still infant in the city of Toledo, who, advised by his physicist, Yehudá ben Mosé, decided to order its translation.

The Alfonsí Lapidary, with a strong Aristotelian imprint and indebted to the Islamic scientific currents, brings together four different lapidaries that collect the classic tradition of the study of stones, their various healing properties and their medicinal applications under the influence of the stars. But it also provides us with information on recipe books of a different nature, geographical and astronomical data.

To learn more about this work and the exclusive parchment edition, you can download the catalog of the work, with texts in Spanish and English.

The edition in natural parchment (not parchment paper, nor pergamenata paper, but 100% natural lamb parchment 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, especially when an accelerated aging process of about 100 years has been added to the copies of this edition, in a laborious and artisanal process, resulting in a spectacular work as if it were a medieval manuscript. The use of parchment, an organic natural element, as a support, as well as manual processes in each copy, including flat and raised gold, depending on the lighting and as found in the original codex, makes each of the copies unique. for themselves. Exclusive handcrafted facsimiles 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.

Artisan and masterfully bound copy in leather on board, dry carved with ribbed spine in medieval style. Format 29 x 40 cm. 250 pages. Full text of the original codex containing the 4 books.
Presented in a closed box in editorial leather with a golden spine.
Accompanied by the corresponding illustrated hardcover bound study book. Texts in bilingual Spanish and English.
Unique edition on authentic natural lambskin vellum, numbered by notarial deed and limited to only 290 copies.

Completely new and novel copy, as the eighth work on natural parchment from the Scriptorium publishing house. Delivery from October / November 2021. Reserve your copy now!

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Lapidary of Alfonso X the Wise


Catalog with more information about this extraordinary work. Texts in Spanish and English.