Hammer Codex, Da Vinci

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Hammer Codex, Da Vinci

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Date: 1506-1513

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci

Language: Italian, Backwards

 

The Hammer Codex, also known as the Codex Leicester, is a collection of scientific writings by Leonardo Da Vinci. Most of the writings are on the subject of water. Of the 30 surviving Leonardo notebooks the Hammer Codex is one of the most famous. This codex brought a record sales at the Christie's auction house in 1994 for a staggering 30,802,500 USD. Bill gates was the winning bidder.

This reproduction is taken from the scans of the original notebooks in 1980.

 

Reproduction Details:

The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4oz cowhide from a small supplier is New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine we use a modern perfect binding with modern glue to make the binding last longer that the older style. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding , drying in between each layer, the mull cloth is a traditional way to make the binding stiff and strong.

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All of our facsimiles are made after the order is placed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for notification of shipment.

 

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