Hammer Codex, Da Vinci

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Hammer Codex, Da Vinci

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Author: Leonardo Da Vinci

Language: Italian, Backwards

Date: 1506-1513

History: "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 record sales, at the Christie's auction house in 1994, 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 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.

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

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