Petites prières de Renée de France

Title:
Petites prières de Renée de France
Library:
Biblioteca Estense
Language:
French, Latin
City:
MODENA, Italy.
Shelf Mark:
a.U.2.28 = Est. Lat. 614
Alternate Names:
Renée of Valois Prayerbook
Origin:
France
Dimensions:
26 folios (3 blank at the beginning, 4 blank at the end) -- 122 x 88 mm.
Date Description:
Early 16th century
Content:
illustrated prayer book, the first part of which is in Latin, but with section headings in French and written in gold -- Pater Noster -- Ave Maria -- Creed (in Latin) -- Benedicite -- Misereatur -- Confiteor -- Te Deum -- and numerous other prayers including a Prayer to one's gardian angel - Beginning of the Gospel of St John -- Ten commandments (in French) -- Five commandments of the Church (in French) -- Creed in French curiously interpolated with the names of the apostles written in gold and followed by Roman numerals from 1 to 12 (a mnemonic device?) --
Hand:
Renaissance humanist script
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
The text is framed and surrounded by elaborate borders with leaves, flowers, fruits, nuts, caterpillars, butterflies, beetles, other insects -- decorated initials, some against a gold background -- Three large framed scenes: God enthroned on the rainbow above the world (fol. 4v), Annunciation (fol. 5v), - Mary and the Apostles, all of them writing (fol. 6v) -- Smaller framed scenes (circa 1/2 page): princess Renee as a child, praying (fol. 6r) - Emmaus scene (fol. 7v) -- Renee as a young woman, praying (fol. 8r) -- Renee at confession to a bishop (fol. 8v) -- Christ standing in front of praying Renee (fol. 9v) -- Mary Magdalen embracing the cross (fol. 11r) -- Gardian angel (fol. 12r) -- Renee praying to Christ in glory (fol. 13r) -- St. John writing (fol. 17v) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3380 .R46 P48 1991 facsim. + sommario Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
photographic color full-size reproduction of the entire manuscript
Publication Date:
1991
Place of Publication:
Rimini, Italy.
Publisher:
Guaraldi / La Stamperia-Edizioni d'arte
Printer:
La Stamperia di M. Filippini & C., Italy.
Notes:
Photography: Gianni Roncaglia Photolithography: Cooperativa S. Patrignano, Italy.
Type of Text:
child's book, devotional, prayer book, religious