Deluxe Facsimile Edition

Libro del caballero Zifar
 Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, español 36



This work, written c.1304 by Fernand Martines, was the first knight novel to appear in Spain, preceding Cervantes’ “Don Quijote de la Mancha” and marking the beginning of a personal style in the Castilian prose. The manuscript, dating from the last quarter of the 15th century, contains 242 beautiful miniatures that provide a wonderful source about the civil and military life of the times.


  The miniatures were executed by five different artists, one of them, Juan de Carrión, is the most famous of the Castilian Flamenco miniature painters.

The facsimile: In the
original format, 29 x 41 cm, 396 + 325 pp. Commentary by Francisco Rico. Limited edition of 987 copies. Full leather. Published in 1996 by M. Moleiro Editor.  Euro  3,890


      Zifar 2

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