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Title: Il Libro degli Animali, codice Urb. lat. 276
Description: Zürich Belser Verlag 1984 Edizione in facsimile, copia fedele del codice Urb. lat. 276. Codices e Vaticanis Selecti, LX. 472 pp. One of the most remarkable investigations of animal life from the Italian Renaissance. Commissioned by Ludovico Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, a great lover of animals, and written by the famous Italian humanist, Pier Candido Decembrio. This encyclopedia is a skillful blend of myths, legends and nature studies. It contained all that was known about natural history in 1460. Almost 100 years later, nearly every page of this book was embellished with 508 tempera illustrations. Limited edition of 2400 copies, n° 760. Bound in blindtooled leather. + volume di commento all'edizione in facsimile del codice Urb. Lat. 276 di Cynthia Pyle. 212 pp (italiano). Together in a green cloth box

Keywords: illuminated man.|Facsimile|Renaissance

Price: EUR 1900.00 = appr. US$ 2065.01 Seller: Marc Van de Wiele Antiquariaat
- Book number: 10110