LAPIDARIO DEL REY D. ALFONSO X. CODICE ORIGINAL.
The facsimile edition of the Lapidary contained in the first 94 sheets of the ms. H.I.15 of the Library of El Escorial (Madrid), at original size (29,1 x 40,2 cm), on parchment paper printed in colors in reproduction of its 638 full-coloured miniatures and initial letters in the original. The first book to come out of Alfonso's workshop, in 1253, was written by Alfonso X the Wise. It is the first book written in Castilian prose, or early Spanish, and the first relevant scientific book written in the Iberian Peninsula and in Europe. Well preserved copy.
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A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IN CORPUS CHRI...
by James, Montague Rhodes
A bibliography of the collections of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, England. Each volume contains a note by the author, a short list of manuscripts described therein, and a listing of addenda and corrigenda. Each entry contains information on location within the library, a description of the manuscript, collation and a listing of its contents.
Part 1: Nos. 1 to 100.
Part 2: Nos. 101 to 156.
Part 3: Nos. 157 to 250.
Part 4: Nos. 251 to 350.
Part 5: Nos. 351 to 450.
Part 6: Nos. 451 to 538.
Part 7 contains a preface by the author, table of contents, introduction. an appendix to the introduction, tables of the "numberings of the manuscripts in the various catalogues," a list of manuscripts with "pictures or noteworthy decorations," a list of sources of manuscripts, addenda and corrigenda, Prefatio (in Latin), and a general index.
Wrappers tanned around edges, with some tearing along spine.