Biblia de San Luis - Biblia Rica de Toledo

The Bible of St. Louis

(Toledo, Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada)

The Bible of St. Louis is one of the bibliographic jewels of the Catedral of Toledo. This wonderful monument of gothic art, copied and illuminated in Paris under the rule of St. Louis between 1226-1234, was first documented in the last will of King Alfonso X El Sabio: "Bible, of three illuminated volumes given to us by King Louis of France." The biblical text, commentaries and iconography form a complete unified picture on each page of the bible. It is famous for its extravagant iconographic expression as manifested through ca. 5,000 exquisite medallions, depicting the corresponding scenes described in the biblical text.

The facsimile: 3 volumes in the original folio format (42.2 x 30 cm), 1,230 pp, bound in full leather; 2 volumes of commentary.  Limited numbered edition of 987 copies. M. Moleiro Editor, 1999. Euro 15,000
Please call for special OMI price.

         Bible of St. Louis, 1

Bible of San Luis, 2

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