Il Condottiero Ferrante d’Este

 
 
 
 

The present incunabulum is a very singular specimen of an edition of some horae ad usum Romanum, which saw its print in the Parisian workshop of Philippe Pigouchet. Being a Book of Hours, it is a collection of offices and prayers for the faithful. It is an illustrated incunabulum, unminerved, whose addressee was Ferrante d’Este, son of the duke of Ferrara Ercole I d’Este, who participated in a conspiracy in 1505, together with his brother Giulio (illegitimate son of the duke), towards the other brother Alfonso I d’Este, the legitimate successor of the Duke of Ferrara.

Original preserved in the Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain) with the I 2719 signature.

 
 
 
 
FEATURES

190 pages;
size 210 x 120 mm;
48 illustrations, 18 of which in full page and 182 frames;
initials in indigo and crimson and capital letters with touches of yellow;
special parchment paper treated, in the same way as the original;
sheets assembled, folded and sewn by hand;
leather binding, finished in gold.
Single edition of 99 copies, numbered and certified by notary deed


 
FEATURES

190 pages;
size 210 x 120 mm;
48 illustrations, 18 of which in full page and 182 frames;
initials in indigo and crimson and capital letters with touches of yellow;
special parchment paper treated, in the same way as the original;
sheets assembled, folded and sewn by hand;
leather binding, finished in gold.
Single edition of 99 copies, numbered and certified by notary deed


 


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