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Paris and Viana Facsimile Edition

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The Historia de las amors e vida del cavaller Paris e de Viana is an erotic novel-chivalresque, whose plot was summed up thus by Ramón Menéndez Pidal: "it is reduced to a very simple fable of consistent and pursued love, enlivened with the usual memories of the Crusades and forced captivity in Palestine".

This incunabula in colour, with no typographic indications, attributed to Diego de Gumiel's printing house around 1497, and here reproduced, is from the Biblioteca de Catalunya and is the only known copy in the world.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Paris and Viana": Historia de las Amors e Vida del Cavaller Paris e de Viana Filla del Dalfi de França facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 1997

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Historia de las Amors e Vida del Cavaller Paris e de Viana Filla del Dalfi de França

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 1997

  • Limited Edition: 3160 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Paris and Viana: 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.

The facsimile, printed on specially made laid paper, is contained in a cloth-lined presentation case with gold engraved leather spine.

This edition does not include an accompanying commentary volume. A book in Spanish, "Bibliofilia antigua V," includes a monograph by Antoni Ferrando Francés on the original document and is sold separately.


Parchment on wooden board.

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