Bucolica and other works

Record ID: 
77312
Accession number: 
MS M.223
Title: 
Bucolica and other works
Created: 
Italy, perhaps Siena and Florence, 1455.
Binding: 
Original Italian (Venetian) 15th-century black morocco blind-tooled over wooden boards.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913.
Description: 
82 leaves (1 column, 29 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 250 x 160 mm
Provenance: 
Written in 1455 for a member of the Manfredi family, posibly Manfredo Manfredi of Ferrara (ambassador to Venice in 1489); A. Firmin-Didot (bookplate); sale catalogue, 1878, no. 9 ; Damascène Morgand, Paris (inv. 30055); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Rahir before 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms.; written and illuminated in Italy, perhaps Siena and Florence; dated on fol. 81: 1455.
Texts: Bucolica (fol. 1-15), Georgica (fol. 15v-53), Moretum (fol. 54v-57), Est et non est (fol. 57v), Vir bonus (fol. 58), Rosetum (fol. 58v-59), Dirae (fol. 59v-62v), Culex (fol. 62v.-69v), Priapeia (fol. 70-81), Querela lentitudinis priapi (fol. 81v-82).
Scribe: Niccolò di Giovanni di Francesco Ventura; signed in Greek on fol. 82: Bentura.
Decoration: 1 illuminated title page with illuminated intitial and border panel in bianchi girari on burnished gold and the arms of Manfredi of Ferrara, surrounded by a green wreath at bas-de-page; 13 large illuminated initials in bianchi girari on burnished gold.
Artist: Niccolò di Giovanni di Francesco Ventura.

Script: 
antiqua
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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