Acquired from a Parisian auction in 1891: the only surviving record of a poetry competition held in Valencia in August of 1488

Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol

Valencia (Spain) — February 3, 1498

Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol

Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol

Valencia (Spain) — February 3, 1498

  1. In August of 1488, a **poetry fair** was held in Valencia, a record of which was produced a decade later

  2. It was reprinted in Valencia by Pedro Trincher on February 3rd, 1498 with initials and various decorative elements

  3. The only surviving specimen was auctioned in Paris in 1891 after being owned by a long line of bibliophiles

Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol

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  • Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol
Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol  – Inc. 1471 – Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain)
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Short Description

This is the only surviving copy of a codex that has been highly coveted by bibliophiles for centuries. The work of fifteen poets from a Valencian poetry fair in August of 1488 is presented with splendid initials and other décor.

Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol

This incunabula, an early printed book predating 1501, was published in the Valencian print shop of Pedro Trincher on February 3rd, 1498 and is stored today in the Biblioteca Nacional de España under the shelf mark Inc. 1471. Acquired from a Parisian auction in 1891, it represents the only surviving copy of the work and this coveted codex has been owned by a long line of bibliophiles. In August of 1488, a poetry fair was held in Valencia, a record of which was produced a decade later. This codex contains the work of fifteen poets, one of them anonymous, in neatly printed Gothic text with initials and various decorative elements. The title page is a woodcut with a mandorla containing the Virgin of Montserrat, the overleaf has an image of St. Christopher, and an image of Christ Crucified comes at the end.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol
Date
February 3, 1498
Style
Gothic
Language
Illustrations
Decorated initials and woodcuts
Content
Religious literature
Artist / School
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1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol “

Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol
Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol  – Inc. 1471 – Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain)
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Obra a Llaors del Benaventurat lo Senyor Sent Cristofol

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1997
Limited Edition
3160 copies
Binding
Parchment on wooden board. This specimen is the first illustrated printed book from Italy; there are only four known copies on this first edition.
Commentary
1 volume by Francisco Calero
Language: Spanish
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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