ALTERNATIVE TITLES – Rosenroman des Berthaud d’Achy.
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 325 x 240 mm, 260 pp.
ORIGIN – France.
CHRONOLOGY – 13th century: 1278-1283.
FORMER OWNERS – Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino (1422-1482).
GENRE – Literature.
CONTENTS – Allegorical poem in verse, written by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung. The former began composing it in 1237 and wrote 4,058 verses; about forty years later the poem was taken up by Jean de Meung, who completed it with a further 17,722 verses. The Romance of the Rose was one of the most successful literary works of the whole Middle Ages.
LANGUAGE – French.
SCRIPT – Gothic.
SCRIBE – Berthaud d’Achy.
DECORATION – Many illuminated scenes; decorated initials.
STYLE – Gothic.
EXTERNAL LINKS – DigiVatlib (digitized manuscript).
Data sheet: Illuminated Facsimiles
Romanzo della Rosa di; Roman de la par
Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document. The facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document. The binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.
Publisher: Belser Verlag (Zurich, 1987).
Limited edition: 600 copies.
Commentary: Buonocore Marco, Formisano Luciano, D’Angelo Matassa Gina.
Copyright photos: Illuminated Facsimiles