This sumptuous manuscript, illuminated by the “Master of the Cité des Dames” belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy. The oldest copy preserved of the French translation of the Decameron commissioned by the Duke of Berry. The Decameron is a collection of tales held together by a subplot that relates to the plague of 1348, which raged through the whole of Europe, including Florence. 100 graphically erotic stories, stories of life, presented in the vernacular and an accessible style.
Madrid: Egeria, S.L., 2006
- Commentary (Spanish) by Picone, Michelangelo; König, Eberhard; Montuschi, Claudia; Fernández Vargas, Valentina
- Limited Edition: 2990 copies
- This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).
Co-published by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and Egeria.
Bound in leather on wood and fire-engraved in gold.
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