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

cleres et nobles femmes.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1450 (Approximate)
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
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e7aa0d60-c6ce-012f-0842-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1313: Creator Born
  • 1375: Creator Died
  • 1450: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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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

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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 June 29, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebb0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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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.