Rothschild Canticles (14th century)

Rothschild Canticles (14th century)


Author: Multiple Scribes

Language: Latin, some Italian

Date: 14th Century

Price: $199.99

History/Description: An intensely illustrated florilegium of meditations and prayers, written in the mid-14th century, and drawing from Song of Songs and Augustine’s De Trinitate, among other texts. The Rothschild Canticles is remarkable for its full-page miniatures, historiated initials, and drawings, which show the work of multiple artists.

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, a traditional way to make the binding stiff, strong, and resilient.

Note: All of our facsimiles are made to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for notification of shipment.

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