Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language

Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language



Language: Italian

Date: 1495

Page #: 267

Reproduction Dimensions: 11.75 x 8.75 IN

Price: $199.99

Dimensions: 11.25 Tall x 8.75 Wide (inches)

History/Description: "Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language" is 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, and it's from the Rosenwald Collection of the Library of Congress.

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. The end result is a binding that will last generations to come.

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