Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MS 3995 (olim Vit. 17‐8)

Punishments of Sancho IV Facsimile Edition

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The Punishments of Sancho IV manuscript in Madrid is an early fifteenth-century copy of a guide to living a good life compiled more than a century earlier at the order of Sancho IV, King of Castile and León, for the instruction of his young son Ferdinand. Aphorisms and stories of virtuous living and sound leadership drawn from history are brought together to serve as exempla (examples) for the young prince in fifty chapters. Twenty-two unframed paintings depict models of behavior, illustrating scenes from the Christian Bible and ancient history and contemporary life.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Punishments of Sancho IV": Castigos y Documentos del Rey Don Sancho facsimile edition, published by Club Bibliófilo Versol, 2002

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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Castigos y Documentos del Rey Don Sancho

Madrid: Club Bibliófilo Versol, 2002

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  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Punishments of Sancho IV: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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