Title Boccaccio's Des cleres et noble femmes. Systems of Signification in an Illuminated Manuscript.
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Fine
Publisher University of Washington Press, Seattle and London:, 1996. 0
Seller ID 1291
Demy 4to., pp x, 139 and with 4 fine colour plates and 106 half-tone illustrations. Publisher's cloth gilt, contrasting endpapers, pictorial dustjacket. A really fresh copy. 'The first surviving illuminated manuscript of the French translation of Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris, known as the Cleres femmes (now in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris), is the sublect of this book. The manuscript was commissioned by a Parisian merchant, Jacques Raponde, as a New Year's gift for the duke of Burgundy, Philip the Bold'.
art history medieval illumination manuscripts