Phone: (+34) 96 369 15 89
(+34) 627 596 573
E-mail: Vicent García Editores, S.A.

La vida de sanct Onofre.


Jorge Costilla (Printer)

Origin: Valencia, XVI c.
Biblioteca Histórica de la Universitat de València. Coedition with Universitat de València.

Ask for price

Send to a friend Sebd E_mail
Facsimile sheet:



ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Original Dating:
Date facsimile edition:
Main theme:





Facsimile. Old Books. Collection of Incunabula and Old Books.

13 x 20,5 cm.
52+6 crd.
104+12 crd.
11th May 2004.
Parchment on wooden board.
Presentation dust jacket cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher.
Specially made laid paper.
Optional: Study in Spanish: author yet to be determined. Included in
Bibliofilia Antigua X.
Throughout the whole book, the sheets are alternately printed and blank. Text in Valencian. Gothic script in two font sizes. Xylographical picture on the title page illustrating at the top part, the scene of St Onofre's body discovery and below this, the title of the work. Engraved initials. Unnumbered sheets.

Download Catalog PDF




Hagiography in Valencian that can be seen with a curious xylographic print on the title page: In the middle of a field, we see the body of Saint Onuphrius (san Onofre) with his halo, beard and long hair. His arms are crossed, he is covered by furs until the knees, he is waiting to receive sepulchre by an anchorite saint who shows the place to two lions who want to open tomb.

Who was Saint Onuphrius? He was an Egyptian monk, who lived in the IV century, as a cenobite in Edico, monastery of Thebes, and later as a hermit. The image previously described wishes to remind us and enlighten us of Saint Onuphrius 's life, thanking Paphnutius, who going deep into the dessert by himself, found the saint, when had already been 60 years by himself, fasting and lonely. After blessing his visitor, Onuphrius died. Paphnutius had replied, without a doubt, to a divine impulse which moved him to this solitary meeting and burial.


IBIC Rating:

AC History of art / art & design styles
ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
ACND Renaissance art
AFF Drawing & drawings
AFH Prints & printmaking
AFJ Other graphic art forms
AFT Decorative arts
AGR Religious subjects depicted in art
BGX Biography: religious & spiritual
DNF Literary essays
DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
HBJD European history
HBJF1 Middle Eastern history
HBJH African history
HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
HRA Religion: general
HRAX History of religion
HRC Christianity
HRCC2 Church history
HRCS Christian spirituality & religious experience
WCS Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter

1D Europe
1DSE Spain
1DSET Valenciana, Autonomous Community
1FB Middle East
1H Africa
1HBE Egypt
1HFG East Africa
2ADD Valencian
3D BCE to c 500 CE
3JB c 1500 to c 1600