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The fox and the goat [cont.].

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Aesop (Author)
Gherardo, del Fora (ca. 1444-1497) (Illuminator)


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1480
Place Term: Florence
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 50
Ownership : Arms of the Medici in the miniature on f. 68. From the collections of Rev. Theodore Williams (sale, London, 1827); Sir Thomas Phillipps (sale, Sotheby's London, 1946). Acquired for Spencer at Sotheby's 1946 sale.

Content : 1

Content : 135 miniatures illustrating the fables. Figures in border on f. 1.

Content : 6-line gold opening initial on red and gold field. 3-line gold initials on red, green and blue fields. Border design in each left border; opening page with 3-margin border. Rubrics.

Content : According to J. Kaimowitz, the ms. originally had at least 134 ff; the first 54 and 5 subsequent folios are missing. Arms of Medici on f. 68; it is known that Piero de' Medici, Lorenzo's son, owned a Greek Aesop, but no conclusive proof that this is his.

Content : Fahy and Mctigue; Alexander; notes in dossier; Dictionary catalog.

Content : Gherardo di Giovanni di Miniato (d. 1497)

Content : Greek

Content : Incomplete.

Content : Parchment

Content : The date of this manuscript arises from the fact that it was copied from the edition printed in Milan, ca. 1480, by Bono Accursio.

Content : The original ms. probably included the 'Vita Aesopi' on the first 54 folios (this work usually opened mss. of the fables); 134 complete and 6 partial fables are conserved, and 7 lost (27, 43, 67, 69, 78, 79, 145).

Content: Up to 20 long lines per page, ruled in drypoint, some prickings visible. 5 folios, followed by seven quinternions. Some quire signatures, in Greek letters.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: 95492a90-c6bf-012f-fe4d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1480: Created
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "The fox and the goat [cont.]." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1480. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-4d85-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "The fox and the goat [cont.]." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-4d85-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1480). The fox and the goat [cont.]. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-4d85-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The fox and the goat [cont.].