La Bibbia di Borso d'Este

Title:
La Bibbia di Borso d'Este
Library:
Biblioteca Estense
Language:
Latin
City:
MODENA, Italy.
Shelf Mark:
Est. Lat. 422-423 (V.G.12-13)
Alternate Names:
The Borso (d’Este) Bible -- The Borso Bible -- Bibbia latina --
Origin:
Ferrara, Italy
Dimensions:
312 + 294 folios -- 375 x 265 mm.
Date Description:
1455-1461
Author:
commissioned by Borso d'Este, duke of Ferrara from 1450 to 1471 -- Taddeo Crivelli and Franco dei Russi were the principal miniaturists --
Content:
Old Testament -- New Testament --
Hand:
Italian gothic book hand --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
On alll pages, brightly coloured, elaborate ornamentation including little tableaux (often framed in some way) surround the text in two columns -- inhabited initials -- gold is used -- animals -- birds -- floral designs -- filigree --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3355 .B738 v. 1-2 + Suppl. Non-Circulating Commentary:Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection ND 3355 .B6 1997 v. 1-2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size monochrome reproduction of the entire 2-volume manuscript -- each page is surrounded by a white margin -- some pages are reproduced in colour --
Publication Date:
1951
Place of Publication:
Bergamo
Publisher:
Banca populare
Notes:
Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri, editor -- commentary by Adolfo Venturi [at end of vol. 2] -- The two 1997 volumes of commentary were intended for the 1996-1997 full-colour facsimile produced by Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, Modena, Italy -- They contain extensive codicological and art-historical material in Italian --
Type of Text:
Bible, liturgical, religious