Omelia sobre lo psalm del "Miserere mei Deus"

Omelia sobre lo psalm del "Miserere mei Deus"

Valencia (Spain) — 1499

A beautifully printed incunabulum from 1499 containing a commentary on Psalm 51 by the Spanish poet, lawyer, and politician Narcís Vinyoles

  1. Narcís Vinyoles (between 1442 and 1447 – 1517) was a Valencian fluent in four languages

  2. He was ennobled by King Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516) for his work as a royal judge

  3. This commentary is preceded by a lovely woodcut depicting King David as a late medieval knight

Omelia sobre lo psalm del "Miserere mei Deus"

BH CF /4 (3) Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad de València (Valencia, Spain)
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Omelia sobre lo psalm del "Miserere mei Deus"

Narcís Vinyoles (between 1442 and 1447 – 1517) was a Spanish poet, lawyer, and politician from Valencia. He was married to Brianda de Santángel, niece of the banker Luis de Santángel, financier of Christopher Columbus’ voyages. King Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516) ennobled Vinyoles in recognition of his talents as a judge. Although a native speaker of the Catalan/Valencian dialect, Vinyoles preferred Castilian, was also fluent in Latin and the Tuscan dialect of Italian, and published works in all four language. Vinyoles co-authored works such as Obres o trobes en laors de la Verge Maria, Lo proces de les olives, and Scachs d'amor – the first document with the modern rules of chess that also uses the game as an allegory for love. The text at hand is a commentary on Psalm 51, known as the Miserere in Latin, written in prose and verse by Vinyoles and published in 1499. This incunabulum or early printed book is adorned by a lovely frontispiece consisting of a woodcut depicting King David as a late medieval knight kneeling in prayer before God in Heaven as well as decorative initials.

Codicology

Size / Format
40 pages / 25.0 × 18.0 cm
Origin
Spain
Date
1499
Style
Language
Script
Gothic Textura
Illustrations
Full-page woodcut of King David kneeling before God in heaven
Content
Liturgical poem
Artist / School

Available facsimile editions:
Omelia sobre lo psalm del "Miserere mei Deus"
Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1992
Limited Edition: 3160 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Omelia sobre lo psalm del "Miserere mei Deus"

Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1992

Publisher: Vicent Garcia Editores – Valencia, 1992
Limited Edition: 3160 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Antoni Ferrando Francés
Language: Spanish
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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