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    Le Storie di San Francesco d’Assisi
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    Le Storie di San Francesco d’Assisi

    After the successes of The Decameron, The Romanzo d'Alessandro and Notitia Dignitatum, the "Tesori svelati" (Unveiled Treasures) series is enriched with a new jewel: the facsimile of the codex 55.K.2 (Rossi 17) containing the Stories of St. Francis of Assisi. This dates back to the mid-fourteenth century, and was probably a Dominican handbook for preaching, accompanied by a Commentary, aimed at helping the reader to understand the work both from a philological and an artistic point of view.
    The anonymous codex was composed between the years 1330 and 1340, and widely copied. In this case, the corsiniano manuscript containing this work also contains three added chapters: The Passion of Christ, The Seven Sorrows and the Seven Joys of Mary.


    Facsimile reproduction of the code 55.K.2 (Rossi 17) of the Library of the National Academy of the Lincei and Corsiniana in Rome. Volume of 96 I + 46 + I cards of 325 x 235 mm format. 277 miniatures, of which 178 illustrate the text of the Speculum Humanae salvationis and 49 refer to episodes from the life of St. Francis. Facsimile reproduction of the gilding present in the codex with gold and silver in paste, gold in powder and gold in foil. Stochastic printing with special high pigmentation inks. Binding hand-made entirely in leather. Hand-sewn silk capital. Limited edition of 399 numbered copies for worldwide circulation. Commentary with essays by Anna Candida Felici, Chiara Frugoni, Nicoletta Giovè, Marco Guado, Francesca Manzari and Michela Perino. The commentary is 200 pages long and contains out-of-text tables that compare the codex with other manuscripts. All facsimile processing is performed by highly skilled Italian craftsmen in Italian workshops.