Codex Madrid, Leonardo Da Vinci, 1490

Codex Madrid, Leonardo Da Vinci, 1490


Author: Leonardo Da Vinci

Language: Italian, Backwards

Date: 1490-1499

Pages #: 356

Reproduction Dimensions: 11.75 x 8.75 IN

Price: $249.99

History: "Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Madrid" was written in 1490. It contains his own personal notes and inventions.  Volume one contents include mechanics, statics, and geometry.  Also a small section of fortification if included. The entire codex is written in Da Vinci’s own unique handwriting style, an Italian dialect, and also backwards.

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 in 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. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding, drying in between each layer, which is a traditional way to make the binding stiff, strong, and resilient.

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