Dialogi de vita et miraculis patrum Italicorum. II: BONAVENTURA. Legenda Minor and Legenda Maior of the Life of St Francis

Lot Number 111
Author GREGORY I, Saint and Pope
Title Dialogi de vita et miraculis patrum Italicorum. II: BONAVENTURA. Legenda Minor and Legenda Maior of the Life of St Francis
Year Published 1350
Place Printed Italy
Printed By Bologna or Padua?
Description Dialogi de vita et miraculis patrum Italicorum. II: BONAVENTURA. Legenda Minor and Legenda Maior of the Life of St Francis, 2 works in one vol., illuminated manuscript on vellum, 70 leaves (with 2 added paper leaves, and 4 old parchment flyleaves), quires numbered throughout on first and last leaf: I-II12 (a paper leaf, numbered 27, loosely between second and third quire, which belongs after fol. 42), III14+3 (three paper leaves, including fol. 27, added after third quire with chapter indices added perhaps in the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century), IV 12, V8, VI12 , last leaf closing with "omnis isti quaternii sunt", modern pencil foliation in upper right including the flyleaves (thus starting with no. 3 on the first leaf of the book), text in Latin, ruled in plummet for 38 or 39 lines in two columns (50 or 51 lines per page from fol. 64), justification 125 x 85mm. and 116 x 87mm., written in light brown ink in a Southern Semi-Textualis Libraria (cf. Derolez 2003, pl. 55), some later modifications (probably fifteenth century) in black ink (e.g. fol. 1), rubrics in red, versals touched in red, red and blue paragraph marks, red and blue lombards at the beginning, two-line and one nine-line initials in red and blue with blue and red penwork throughout, FIVE ILLUMINATED INITIALS introducing each book, in varying colours on golden burnished grounds with figurated extensions towards lower margins, the extensions including one or two medallions with bust- or full portraits, the illuminations slightly flaked and rubbed, prickings all preserved, three wormholes to the last leaves, late fourteenth or early fifteenth century brown calf over wooden boards, blind tooled with geometric lines in diamond pattern, four small round stamps in the corners of front and back covers, sewn on five throngs, pastedowns removed? from the boards to serve as two of the four manuscript flyleaves, restoration to traces of a now missing clasp, some loss to spine, 170 x 121mm., Italy, Bologna or Padua?, [c.1350]
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Estimated Price GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
( USD 33,600.00 - 50,400.00 )
Actual Price GBP 49,250.00 ( USD 79,292.50 )

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Auction House Bonhams
Website http://www.bonhams.com
Auction Name Early Printing and English Books
Sale Number #20412
Auction Date October 2, 2012 - October 2, 2012
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