Del modo di regere e di regnare
Ferrara, Italy, between 1478 and 1479.
18th-century French red morocco gilt.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1927.
36 leaves (1 column, 24 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 240 x 160 mm
Made for Eleanor of Aragon (1450-1493) and described in her 1493 inventory; Antoine-Augustin Renouard (1765-1853); Robert Stayner Holford (1808-1892); Sir George Lindsay Holford (1860-1926); purchased by J. P. Morgan (1867-1943) from the Holford estate in 1927.
Ms. verse instructions for rulers; written and illuminated in Ferrara, Italy, between 1478 and 1479.
Presentation copy of the author's poem, dedicated to Eleanor of Aragon (1450-1493), the wife of Duke Ercole I d'Este of Ferrara.
Decoration: written in silver ink; 1 full-page miniature, a portrait of Eleanor of Aragon; 9 white-vine initials.
Artist: the school of Cosmè Tura.
Italian, the Ferrarese dialect