Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

A milestone in modern Spanish book art: an allegorical love story with Spain's first printed woodcut

  1. An allegorical romance by Jeroni Fuster, which was printed in 1490 by Lambert Palmart in Valencia

  2. The woodcut shows the Virgin Mary flanked inter alia by St. Dominic (1170–1221) and Thomas Aquinas (1225–74) with rosaries in their hands

  3. Pope Benedict III (d. 858) and a knight girded with a sword kneel at the feet of Mary and also hold rosaries

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

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Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

This remarkable literary codex simultaneously demonstrates the influence of the Italian Renaissance in Spain while also presenting the first woodcut in the history of Spanish printing.

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

A monument of Spanish book printing: the first Spanish woodcut, which originated in Valencia and depicts the Virgin of the Rosary flanked by two of the most important figures of the medieval church: a lily-wielding St. Dominic (1170–1221) and a book-wielding St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–74), while Pope Benedict III (d. 858) and a knight girt with a sword kneel at her feet – all four figures surrounding the Holy Virgin hold rosaries in their hands. This woodcut adorns a devout work in the style of an allegorical romance by Jeroni Fuster, partly in verse, which was printed in an elegant Gothic script. It was published by the Valencian printing house of Lambert Palmart (b. 1440) in 1490 and, according to M. de Riquer, was influenced by the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (ca. 1265–1321). This incunabulum, a printed book predating 1501, is a fine testament to the genesis period of Spanish printing.

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Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

Available facsimile editions:
Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis" – BH CF/4 (17) – Biblioteca General e Histórica de la Universidad (Valencia, Spain)
Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1992
Limited Edition: 3160 copies
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Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

Madonna and Child

Crowned as Queen of Heaven, the Virgin Mary holds the baby Jesus as she stands in a mandorla – an almond-shaped aureola – filled with rays of light and lined with roses. Both figures also hold flowers in their hands. Pope Benedict III, crowned with the papal tiara, and a knight girded with a sword are kneeling in the foreground with rosary beads hanging from their hands, which are folded in prayer.

St. Dominic appears in the upper left corner holding his signature cross-staff and lilies while Thomas Aquinas holds a book and crucifix. Like the kneeling figures below, both the founder of the Dominican Order and the famous theologian hold rosaries in their hands. Dominic in particular is credited with spreading the Rosary and Marian devotion.

Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"
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#1 Omelia sobre lo psalm "de profundis"

Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1992

Publisher: Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1992
Limited Edition: 3160 copies
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) 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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