Libro degli uomini famosi

Record ID: 
76970
Accession number: 
MS G.36
Title: 
Libro degli uomini famosi
Created: 
Venice, Italy, ca. 1405.
Binding: 
15th-century Italian brown goatskin over boards, blind tooled, with original brass corners, studs, and clasps.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
146 leaves (2 columns, 54 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 308 x 231 mm
Provenance: 
Original (?) arms on fol. 1 (per fesse azure and or, a lion rampant counterchanged); Ulrico Hoepli, Milan; purchased in Nov. 1955 from William H. Schab for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Venice, ca. 1405.
Translated into Italian by Donato degli Albanzani da Pratovecchio.
Decoration: 4 miniatures, 8 historiated initials, 30 marginal drawings, mostly of hands in various positions and holding different objects; floral and inhabited borders.
Artist: Cristoforo Cortese.

Script: 
hybrid script.
Language: 
In Italian,
Century: 
Classification: