Bible of Borso d’Este 1455-1461

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Bible of Borso d’Este 1455-1461

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Date: 1455-1461

Author:  Multiple scribes

 

Language: Latin and Italian

 

The magnificent Bible of Borso d’Este represents the zenith of Ferrarese miniature painting and one of the high points of Italian Renaissance manuscript illumination. It was commissioned by Borso d’Este (1413–71), the first duke of Ferrara, who intended it as a demonstration of the splendor of the House of Este, which at the time was competing with Florence and the court of the Medici for international status. The manuscript was completed between 1455 and 1461, the same time that Johann Gutenberg was producing the first printed Bible from moveable type. The Bible consists of two folio volumes of more than 1,000 individual illuminations.

Our reproduction stays true to the original as two Volumes. Volume One is 311 pages and Volume two is 293 pages. The size of the Book is proportioned perfectly to the original at 8.6 inches wide by 12 inches tall. The Binding is hand stitched with strong, modern thread. The paper we use is a thick acid-free paper for durability and to match the look and feel of vellum. The outer cover of the two volumes are a matching piece of leather cut from the same hide. The cover is leather stamped with "Bible of Borso d'Este".

 

 

Hardcover with cross - 499.99 set

 

Reproduction Details:

The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz 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 1-2 weeks for notification of shipment.

 

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