a catalogue of manuscripts forming a portion of the library of robert hoe

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: As usual the volume begins with the Epistle of St. Jerome, and each of the 1,334 chapters into which it is divided is preceded by a prologue on the author or on the book itself. The chapter numbers and running head-lines are in blue and red, and on the wide margins are variants in small gothic letters. The arrangement of versification antedates that of Robert Estienne, 1525-59. BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. De la Ruyne des nobles Hommes et Femmes, translate" de latin en francais. XV Siecle. Large folio, brown levant morocco blind-tooled in fillets, gilt edges. A French manuscript of the French translation of Boccaccio's "Fall of Princes, Princesses, and other Nobles," written in gothic characters in two columns upon vellum during the reign of Charles VII (1422-61). 357 X 265 mm. There are 230 leaves, with 42 lines to each of the two columns on the page. The manuscript ends with the beginning of Chapter XXVII of Book VIII; Book IX, containing thirty-eight chapters, is lacking. The illuminations consist of 93 miniatures (about 90 X 75 mm.) enclosed in line borders of gold and colours; at the sides are borders (about 150 mm. in length) of flowers and scrolls in colours and gold, also many illuminated initials. The paintings are somewhat crude in execution, but interesting as depicting the quaint costumes of the period. This volume is a typical example of the rare early manuscripts of secular character. It was formerly in the collection of the Duke of Orleans. BONAVENTURA, St., Cardinal And Bishop Of Albans. Psalterium Beatae Mariae Virginia A Sancto Bonauentura S. R. E. Cardinali Epifcopo Albanenfi compofitum. [Saec. XVT-XVII]. 12mo, black morocco tooled in panels, silver clasps, gilt edges. In a case of green levant morocco. A fine Italian Psalter written upon v...
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