Codice Varia 124 della Biblioteca Reale di Torino

Title:
Codice Varia 124 della Biblioteca Reale di Torino
Library:
Biblioteca Reale
Language:
Italian
City:
TORINO (TURIN), Italy
Shelf Mark:
Cod. Varia 124
Origin:
Milan (Italy)
Dimensions:
158 folios -- 273 (268) x 191 mm.
Date Description:
1476
Content:
miscellaneous devotional content centering on the history of salvation: fols. 3r-16v: Life of Anna and Joachim (from the Meditationes vitae Christi of Giovanni de 'Calvoli; see p. 22 of commentary volume) -- fols. 16v-36r: Part of the Life of Mary -- fols. 36r-141v: Life of Jesus from Annunciation to Pentecost -- fols. 142r-145r: Life of John the Baptist -- fols. 145v- 158r: The End of the World, the Last Judgment, the Terrors of Hell -- apocryphal material is scattered throughout -- catchwords --
Hand:
Gothic script typical of northern Italy in the second half of the 15th century (humanist script) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Decorated initials -- Gold-framed scenes from the various lives, especially numerous for the Life of Christ, for which there are often two framed scenes per page -- gold is used throughout -- on pages with illumination(s), the left-hand margin of the text is bounded by an elaborate ornamented straight vertical column which forms the left-hand part of the frame of the scene(s).
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge BT 300 .C58 1987 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size photographic color reproduction of the entire manuscript -- Each folio is surrounded by a wide white margin --
Publication Date:
1987
Place of Publication:
Torino (Turin). Italy
Publisher:
Umberto Allemandi & Co. for the Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino
Printer:
Industrie Grafice Mario Gros, Torino
Notes:
In the Commentary volume: discussion of the historical context, the manuscript, the iconography and a transcription of the text -- Project director: Alessandro Vitale-Brovarone -- Photography: Roberto Goffi --
Type of Text:
devotional, hagiographical, historical, mixed, religious, spirituality, vernacular