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Incipit of text, with initial, rubric, border design. Miniature showing the figure of the author in a gothic chamber, asleep. He has a pen in his hand, a book open on a lectern, and other books scattered around. A cat chases a mouse across the floor.

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Incipit of text, with initial, rubric, border design.  Miniature showing the figure of the author in a gothic chamber, asleep.  He has a pen in his hand, a book open on a lectern, and other books scattered around.  A cat chases a mouse across the floor.

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Names
Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375) (Author)
Collection

cleres et nobles femmes.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1450
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 033
Topics
Women
Authors
Notes
Ownership : Arms f. 3, attributed to Claude, seigneur de Vissac (dates exceed 1415 - 1476). Obtained in early 18th century by Hobart passed to Lord Mostyn. His sale at Sotheby's (1920) to Sabin. Mme. Theophile Belin. Purchased for Spencer, 1936.

Content : De Ricci, 1342. Dictionary Catalog, 902. Sale catalog, Friedman and Bozzolo. Library dossier.

Content : Leaves have been removed from the manuscript -- originally there were 105 miniatures, now there are 76. The 78 folios are preceded and followed by two vellum folios and four paper folios.

Content : 46 lines per page in two columns, ruled in black or red ink. Some signatures survive.

Content : Parchment

Content : 76 miniatures (one at beginning of each chapter).

Content : Floreate border on pages with miniatures. Illuminated blue and red 4-line initials on gold fields open each chapter. Rubrics.

Content : Mai^tre Franois, associate of

Content : Notes in dossier date to ca. 1470. Originally, the manuscript must have had 105 miniatures. Friedman places it in Paris or the Ile-de-France.

Content: F. 78r-v contains a list of rubrics, with 104 chapters listed.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: e7aa0d60-c6ce-012f-0842-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1313: Creator Born
  • 1375: Creator Died
  • 1450: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Incipit of text, with initial, rubric, border design. Miniature showing the figure of the author in a gothic chamber, asleep. He has a pen in his hand, a book open on a lectern, and other books scattered around. A cat chases a mouse across the floor." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1450. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebb0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Incipit of text, with initial, rubric, border design. Miniature showing the figure of the author in a gothic chamber, asleep. He has a pen in his hand, a book open on a lectern, and other books scattered around. A cat chases a mouse across the floor." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebb0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1450). Incipit of text, with initial, rubric, border design. Miniature showing the figure of the author in a gothic chamber, asleep. He has a pen in his hand, a book open on a lectern, and other books scattered around. A cat chases a mouse across the floor. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebb0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Incipit of text, with initial, rubric, border design.  Miniature showing the figure of the author in a gothic chamber, asleep.  He has a pen in his hand, a book open on a lectern, and other books scattered around.  A cat chases a mouse across the floor.