Orationes

Record ID: 
158123
Accession number: 
MS M.1101
Title: 
Orationes
Created: 
Italy, possibly Bologna, ca. 1395-1405.
Binding: 
19th-century brown crushed Levant morocco gilt by Lortic.
Description: 
162 leaves, (2 columns, 45 lines) : paper, ill. ; 343 x 240 mm.
Provenance: 
Ambroise Firmin-Didot (oval bookplate with date 1850 on front flyleaf verso); his sale (Paris, 12 June 1878, lot 2) to Quaritch; Henry White (armorial bookplate on front pastedown); his sale (London, Apr. 21, 1902, lot 518) to Brill; Gerard F.T. Leather (armorial bookplate on front pastedown); his sale (London, Sotheby's, 10 March 1924, lot 28) to Maggs; William M. Clearwater, Tuxedo Park, New York; Mrs. Lydia L. Redmond; gift of Lydia L. Redmond in memory of her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Clearwater, in 1996.
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in northern Italy, perhaps Bologna, ca. 1395-1405.
Decoration: 1 illuminated frontispiece with large decorated initial on gold ground and three-sided border with acanthus leaf and stem motifs, shield at lower border with erased arms, perhaps a rampant lion; decorated initials with leaf motifs and white tracery throughout.

Script: 
hybrid script
Language: 
Latin
Classification: