The song of my Cid


Alberto Montaner Frutos, Hispanic philologist, historian and Arabist, specialised in medieval literature and history and Cidian studies, has been the moderniser and consultant for this unique work of Spanish-language literature, Song of the Cid.

An epic poem that recounts the heroic exploits of the noble Rodrigo Díaz Vivar, “El Cid Campeador”, it is the leading narrative work of the 12th century written in the Spanish language.

Jorge Perellón is the artist who has created the illustrations.

Contents

Exile

Leaving Burgos

Leaving Castejón

The charge of Pedro Bermúdez

Eat, my earl

The weddings

Admiring Valencia from the tower

The meeting

The scaffold

The affront

El Cid leads the lion

Insult in Robledo

The court

The jousts

Map of the Song of the Cid

More than hundred illustrations and fifteen original engravings and embossed seals.

Various techniques have been used to make the plates: etching, aquatint, mezzotint and soft ground.

Hand-stamped using an etching press.

Printed on 240 gm Rigoletto paper; the engravings use 350 gm Rigoletto paper.

A single print run of 199 copies, numbered and authenticated by a notarial certificate.

All of the engravings are numbered and signed by the artist.