Fribourg: Editions d'Art Ebory, 1984. Limited edition facsimile of the 1615 original edition. 2 volumes, quartos. Commentary volume 76 pp., quarter tan pigskin charcoal gray boards. Facsimile volume 86 pp. with ms. facsimile reproduced in 6 colors and gold, bound in full tan pigskin with gilt and red armorial crest embossed on front board. Together in velvet-lined slipcase. Publisher's prospectus (in English) laid in. Slight fading to spines, else fine. Near fine. Item #21607
Superb facsimile of the manuscript "Tournament Book" created by Imperial Herald George Rixner in 1615. The lavish manuscript records aristocratic lineage of a south-western German family and depicts the accoutrements and pageantry of the tournament. Text in German. Commentary text in French. Edition of 500 copies (480 for sale), this #22. Signed in the colophon by the Prefect of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Mgr. Alfons M. Stickler.