Grolier 50

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Title

Grolier 50

Subject

The works of Aristotle, Seneca, and others, translated into French by Friar Jehan Toulin.

This manuscript was made for Charles VI of France (reigned 1380-1422), and the illumination displayed shows the work being presented to him. Translations of the classics into the vernacular languages are of great interest to scholars, and this example is of prime importance.

The binding, too, is of great interest. It is of calfskin over wooden boards, blind-stamped with the plaques of Viviano de Varese, an Italian binder who worked in Genoa from 1520-1530. Around the border of one of the plaques is the legend: Opus Viviani de Varixio Carta in Carubeo Fili Ian -- that is "Made by Viviano of Varese, stationer in Thread-lane at Genoa." Examples of the work of this binder are of extreme rarity.

Description

Illuminated manuscript on vellum, French, c.1415

Date

15th century
20th century

Language

French

Type

Manuscript

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Reference

15th century, Grolier 50

Cite As

“Grolier 50,” Medieval and Early Modern Missouri, accessed June 26, 2022, https://memmo.omeka.net/items/show/3.

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