Literary

Accession number: 
MS M.676
Title: 
Literary
Created: 
Florence, Italy, 1345-1355.
Binding: 
Italian 18th-century vellum wrapper in red morocco solander case by Rivière.
Credit: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1923.
Description: 
127 leaves (2 columns, 30-36 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 360 x 265 mm
Provenance: 
Owned in the 15th century by Ferdinand I, King of Sicily and Naples; given Jan. 7, 1702 by Dr. Antonio Testa to Girolamo Baruffaldi (inscriptions on fol. 1r and back flyleaf); Thomas Hobart Llewellyn, 3rd baron Mostyn (1856-1929); Lord Mostyn sale (London, Sotheby's, July 13, 1920, lot no. 28) to Quaritch (catalogue 371, June 1922, no. 1236; handlist, 1923, no. 12); purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Quaritch in 1923.
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Florence, Italy, ca. 1345-1355; the scribe of the ain text is Andrea Lancia.
Instructions to the illuminator or rubricator are found beside some of the illustrations.
Decoration: 2 full-page miniatures, 125 marginal illustrations, 1 15th-century illuminated initial.
The illumiantion of M.676 is unfinished. Fol. 3r was not completed and two sketches (on fols. 49r and 90r) were not completed.

Script: 
Italian textura and notarial semi-cursive
Language: 
Italian
Century: 
Classification: