Prayer Book of Michelino da Besozzo

Title:
Prayer Book of Michelino da Besozzo
Library:
The Pierpont Morgan Library
Language:
Latin
City:
NEW YORK, NY, USA
Shelf Mark:
M. 944
Alternate Names:
Bodmer Hours
Origin:
Lombardy (Italy)
Dimensions:
95 folios -- ca, 170 x 120 mm.
Date Description:
Ca. 1410
Content:
Prayers for the liturgical feasts and saints --
Hand:
Gothic bookhand
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Fine illustrations (22 full-page illuminations survive) by Michelino da Besozzo -- Life of Christ: Annunciation, etc. -- saints, including St. Luke as artist -- lovely floral borders around images and much of the text -- gold is used -- decorated initials - flowers --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Hesburgh Library General Collection ND 3380 .M53 P7 1981 -- Special Collections Rare Books Small ND 3380 .M53 P7 1981 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
This is *not* a full facsimile: many openings have been reproduced, especially if they contain a full-page scene --
Publication Date:
1981 (?)
Place of Publication:
New York, NY, USA
Publisher:
George Braziller
Printer:
Imprimeries RĂ©unies, Switzerland
Notes:
Photography of miniatures: Charles Passela Other names: Colin Eisler (introduction); Patricia Corbett and Colin Eisler (legends)
Type of Text:
devotional, prayer book, religious