Liber Iesus, and Treatise on Grammar by Donatus

Title:
Liber Iesus, and Treatise on Grammar by Donatus
Library:
Biblioteca Trivulziana
Language:
German, Italian, Latin
City:
MILANO (MAILAND, Milan), Italy
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 2163 and Ms. 2167
Alternate Names:
Maximilian Sforza School Books -- Libri per una educazione rinascimentale : Grammatica del Donato : Liber Iesus -- Libretto -- Libretto del Iesus - Libretto del ABC --
Origin:
Milan, Italy
Dimensions:
Ms. 2167: 54 folios -- 275 x 180 mm. --Ms. 2163: 14 folios -- 198 x 140 mm. --
Date Description:
Late 15th century
Content:
Ms. 2167: Dedication poem to Count Maximilian, in Italian (fol. 2r) -- anonymous adaptation of the Ars minor of Aelius Donatus, known as Ianua (fols. 3r-42r) -- Disticha Catonis (fols. 43r- 50r) -- Institutiones grammaticae (fols. 50r-52r) -- poem in Italian (fol. 53v) -- Ms. 2163: Liber Iesus : poem in Italian (fol. 2r) -- alphabet, Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Credo, invocation to the Cross of Christ (fols. 3r-4v) -- dialog in German with interlinear gloss in Italian (fol.5v) -- poems (?) in Italian (fols. 7v & 10r) -- prayers in Latin: Miserere, Salve regina (fols. 10v-12v) -- Note: Maximilian Sforza was born in Milan in 1493 --
Hand:
Rounded humanist script -- square capitals [capitalis quadrata] (e.g., fol. 2v) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Ms. 2167: Full-page portrait of Maximiliam Sforza, attributed to Ambrogio de Predis (fol. 1v) -- Sforza armorial held by two mermaids carrying baskets of fruit (fol. 2r) -- variation of the Sforza armorial (fol. 2v) -- the missing folio 3 is reproduced in monochrome between pages 12 and 13 of the commentary volume -- framed image of young Maximilian on horseback, attributed to Ambrogio de Predis and his school (fol. 10v) -- framed image of young Maximilian and friends in the classroom, attributed to Giovan Pietro Birago (fol. 13v) -- framed image of young Maximilian and friends enjoying a meal in a garden, attributed to a student of Cristoforo de Predis (fol. 26r) -- framed image of allegorical triumphal procession of young Maximilian, attributed to Giovan Pietro Birago (fol. 29r) -- framed image of young Maximilian with Virtue and Vision, attributed to Ambrogio de Predis and his school (fol. 42v) -- historiated C with master handing book to student (fol. 43r) -- full-page portrait of Ludovico il Moro, duke of Milan, father of Maximilian, attributed to Ambrogio de Predis (fol. 54r) -- decorated initials -- red and blue initials alternate -- Ms. 2163: full-page framed image of young Maximilian, in armor, riding a white horse, attributed to a student of Cristoforo de Predis (fol. 1v) -- framed ornate page, foliage in the margins, two putti holding the Sforza armorial, capital letters of alphabert in gold on red background (fol. 3r) -- smaller framed image of hand holding a whip (fol. 4v) -- full-page framed image of young Maximilian greeting the Emperor Maximilian, attributed to Boccaccio Boccaccino (fol. 6r) -- full-page framed image of youn Maximilian at table, surrounded by his doctor, and others attendants, attributed to a student of Cristoforo de Predis (fol. 8r) -- full-page framed image of young Maximilian catching birds, attributed to Boccaccio Boccaccino (fol. 9v) -- historiated intials (fols. 3r & 3v) -- decorated initials -- alternation of red and blue initials --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Large PA 2082 .B65 1980 v.1-v.3 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size color reproductions of the two entire manuscripts -- Ms. 2167: the missing folio 3, removed in the early 20th century (see p. 10), is reproduced in monochrome between pages 12 and 13 of the commentary volume --
Publication Date:
1980
Place of Publication:
Milan, Italy
Publisher:
Comune di Milano
Printer:
Fantonigrafica di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Notes:
Edition prepared by Electa Editrice, Italy -- Commentary volume by Giulia Bologna -- All texts are transcribed in the commentary volume, pp. 31-80 --
Type of Text:
child's book, devotional, didactic, grammar, grammatical, prayer book, religious, secular, vernacular, verse