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The Vatican Decameron, by Boccaccio. XV century (Exclusive presentation)

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Facsimile edition of the 2006 Codex Palatinus Latinus 1989 of the Vatican Apostolic Library, better known as the Vatican Decameron. The Decameron is the universal work of Giovanni Boccaccio

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Facsimile edition of the 2006 Codex Palatinus Latinus 1989 of the Vatican Apostolic Library, better known as the Vatican Decameron. The Decameron is the universal work of Giovanni Boccaccio

Edited by the Egeria publishing house and distributed by the International Book Club. Edition long out of print and highly sought after. Complete specimen and in perfect condition, brand new and with an exclusive luxury presentation.

International edition numbered and limited to 2,900 copies. Our specimen corresponds to a low number and within the first 30. Present the Certificate signed by the editors and the notarial deed where the same copy number is reflected.

Facsimile bound by hand in reddish-brown cowhide with ribbed spine, stamped in gold, shingle, covers with gold-stamped border, tinted edges, faithful reproduction of the original. Format 23.5 x 30.5 cm. Texts in old French. 332 folios (664 pages), sewn to the thread in eighth. Contains 100 full color and gold illuminated and historiated miniatures, 100 hawthorn flower borders and 100 full color capitulars with burnished gold applications. 150 gr vellum paper specially manufactured to resist the stamping of various golds.
Presented in a luxurious and exclusive case, lined in leather, book type, ribbed spine, stamped in gold, format 28 x 34 x 10 cm. A box-case where you can keep the facsimile of this curious and beautiful work as the first day.

The facsimile is accompanied by two complementary volumes: 1, with the complete translation in Spanish of the original text of the French manuscript, illustrated with 105 woodcuts reproduced from the edition made by De Gregori in 1492. Bound in editorial cloth, format 23.5 x 30 , 5 cm. 360 pages. And 2, Studies and Comments, with texts in Spanish. Bound in editorial cloth, format 23.5 x 30.5 cm. 116 pages.
Both books presented in a luxury and exclusive box, in the same leather as the facsimile box, but this one of the open bookcase type, format 23.7 x 31.8 x 6.5 cm.

This sumptuous codex, illuminated by the master of the city of the ladies, belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy and was made between 1414-1419. The donor was John without Fear, Duke of Burgundy (1404-1419). It is the oldest surviving copy of the French translation of the Decameron commissioned by the Duke of Berry.

The Decameron is a compendium of narratives, whose framework argument recalls the plague epidemic that ravaged Florence and all of Europe in 1348. One hundred stories full of suggestive eroticism.

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