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Decameron Vaticano. Boccaccio

Decameron Vaticano. Boccaccio

Characteristics

Current owner:

© Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. Lat. 1989. 15th century. 1414.

Language:

French.

Illustrations:

100 miniatures illuminated in gold.

Extent:

656 parchment pages.

Format:

30 x 22,5 cm.

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The Most Lavish, Ground-breaking and Artistically Significant of all the Decameron Codices

• Conserved in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. Lat. 1989.

• This sumptuous manuscript, illuminated by the “Master of the Cité des Dames” belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy.

• The oldest copy preserved of the French translation of the Decameron commissioned by the Duke of Berry.

• The Decameron is a collection of tales held together by a subplot that relates to the plague of 1348, which raged through the whole of Europe, including Florence. 100 graphically erotic stories, stories of life, presented in the vernacular and an accessible style.

• Bound in leather on wood and fire-engraved in gold.

• Single edition limited to 2.990 copies, numbered and individually authenticated by notary public.

• Co-published by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and Egeria.

• Exclusively distributed by Patrimonio Ediciones.

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