LIVRE DU TOURNOIS. Vat. Ross. 711 de la Bibliotheque Apostolique Vaticanae. (Part 1: Commentary; Part 2: Facsimile).

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LIVRE DU TOURNOIS. Vat. Ross. 711 de la Bibliotheque Apostolique Vaticanae. (Part 1: Commentary; Part 2: Facsimile).
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LIVRE DU TOURNOIS. Vat. Ross. 711 de la Bibliotheque Apostolique Vaticanae. (Part 1: Commentary; Part 2: Facsimile).
LIVRE DU TOURNOIS. Vat. Ross. 711 de la Bibliotheque Apostolique Vaticanae. (Part 1: Commentary; Part 2: Facsimile).

Place Published: Fribourg
Publisher: Editions d'Art Ebory
Date Published:
Edition: Limited edition facsimile of the 1615 original edition
Condition: Slight fading to spines, else fine
Book Id: 21607

Description

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.

Comments

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.


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