A reproduction of one of the five most beautiful Bibles ever made in history, illuminated in gold by Pietro Cavallini. This masterpiece of Italian illuminated manuscripts, made up of 440 folios and produced in the Middle Ages, is embellished with more than 100 illustrated illuminations decorated with historical figures, 167 decorated initials, almost all gold leaf, and more than 270 calligraphies. It is one of the most important manuscripts on the Holy Scriptures. In order to fully grasp its meaning and beauty, a commentary of more than 130 pages is provided for the reader, with essays by Rita Angela Carbonaro, Gianluca M. Millesoli, Carlo M. Ossola, Alessandro Tomei and 58 out-of-text colour plates.
Format: 39 x 26 x 9 cm
Print run of 699 hand-numbered copies plus 10 unnumbered copies.
The facsimile, like the manuscript, is made up of 440 folios
The facsimile is printed in four colours with Bigamut wide-colour space technique, application of gold-coloured foil, machine reworking for special colours (whites, effects, patina on the golds and opacifiers) on Luxor parchment paper by Cartiere Fedrigoni
Hand folded and sewn, with a two-tone headband hand-sewn on the book block
The cover is made of red cotton velvet
The corners and the centre of the front cover are the result of gold-plated bronze castings with a coating blended entirely by hand
An antiqued metal lapis lazuli is set in the centre
The motif of the corners is repeated on the back cover
The facsimile and commentary are contained in a clamshell box covered in silk, with velvet interiors and a compartment for the commentary, bound in parchment paper with gold print on the front cover.
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