Decameron

Title:
Decameron
Library:
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Language:
Italian
City:
BERLIN, Germany
Shelf Mark:
Cod. Hamilton 90
Alternate Names:
B -- Decameron autograph -- Berlin Decameron --
Origin:
Certaldo, Italy
Dimensions:
112 folios -- 370-72 x 263-70 mm.
Date Description:
1370-1372
Author:
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
Content:
Decameron (autograph of Boccaccio) -- on fol. 111v, a sonnet by Pellegrino Zambeccari --
Hand:
Italian semigothic ["scrittura semigothica libraria italiana", see p. 19 of facsimile] -- interesting treatment of the catchwords, within little portraits (e.g., fols. 8v, 16v, 23v, 31v, 39v, 47v, etc. ), typical of copies of Boccaccio's works (see p. 21).
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
decorated initials -- filigree -- rubrics -- decorated catchwords --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize PQ 4267 .A1 1370 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size monochrome reproduction of the entire manuscript -- wide white margins around each page --
Publication Date:
1975
Place of Publication:
Florence, Italy
Publisher:
Fratelli Alinari, Istituto di Edizioni Artistiche
Notes:
Other names: Vittore Branca (Introduction)
Type of Text:
autograph, prose, secular, vernacular, vernacular literature, verse