3 edition of Facsimile of the 1550 edition of Arte subtilissima found in the catalog.
Text in Spanish with English translation and introduction.
|Statement||Oxford University Press|
|Publishers||Oxford University Press|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 128 p. :|
|Number of Pages||56|
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Our 1550 second edition is less rare, but equally difficult to find complete and in good condition: twelve copies are recorded public collections, of which at least four are incomplete. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us.
Red border on most pages. His manual goes further than any previous one in presenting the order and number of strokes in making chancery capital letters.
544, plus 5 pages of signatures and facsimile of the back of the original book. The book was published around 1522. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. Boards a little worn and soiled, starting, but holding; loss at head and tail and at spine edges; endpapers and edges tanned.
His 'Arte Subtilissima' introduced the chancery script - cancelleresca corsiva - to Spain and although it is described as a copybook, it is more intended as a manual for an engraver rather than the hand scribe. ] "other letters are naturally amiable and of good concord and do not deny their intimacy to any other letter". This book, with all the marginalia, notes, redactions, etc.
The book was very popular and appeared in seven editions through 1566. 354make this one of the most beautiful books of the Spanish Renaissance. Each page was printed from a separate woodcut by Ugo da Carpi, who is best known as a master of chiaroscuro engraving.