Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language

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Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language

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Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language

 

Date: 1495

Language:Italian

Pages: 267

Reproduction dimensions: 11.25 Tall x 8.75 Wide (inches)
 

 

Considered the greatest Florentine illustrated book of the 15th Century, this devotional book in Italian, was published in 1495 by Piero Pacini da Pescia. It contains 144 large woodcuts, 24 small images of saints and prophets, and a series of 14 different border styles. The title leaf is one of the most striking of the period and reflects the influence of Florentine painting on woodcut composition. Woodcutting is an intricate relief printing technique, commonly used before the invention of the printing press.

 

This volume is one of two known copies of the book. This copy is from the Rosenwald Collection of the Library of Congress.


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The hardcover books are made with wood and either cowhide or soft lamb skin. The binding is a combination of modern and old world techniques. We perfect bind the book block first, then the book is hand sewn (oversewn style) into 20 page signatures and then multiple layers of mull cloth are applied. Drying in between each layer. The end result is a binding that will last generations to come.

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