- (Madrid: Imprenta de la Iberia, á cargo de J. Blasco, 1881).
- modern half calf with brown cloth covered boards, five raised bands.
- xx, (x), facsimile, 83 pages.
Price: $1,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 107225
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.