Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. Lat. 1989

Decameron Vaticano. Boccaccio Facsimile Edition

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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.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Decameron Vaticano. Boccaccio": Decameron Vaticano facsimile edition, published by Egeria, S.L., 2006

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Decameron Vaticano

Madrid: Egeria, S.L., 2006

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Picone, Michelangelo; König, Eberhard; Montuschi, Claudia; Fernández Vargas, Valentina
  • Limited Edition: 2990 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Decameron Vaticano. Boccaccio: 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.

Co-published by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and Egeria.


Bound in leather on wood and fire-engraved in gold.

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