Douce 134 Oxford Codex


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Douce 134 Oxford Codex

ALTERNATIVE TITLES – Mirabile Visione – Livre de la Vigne Nostre Seigneur.
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 240 x 170 mm, 337 pp.
ORIGIN – France.
CHRONOLOGY – 15th century: 1450-1470 ca.
FORMER OWNERS – Dominus Johannes Blathe (engraved on the binding); Gilbert Paignon Dijonval (18th century); Charles-Gilbert Morel de Vindé (1759-1842); Robert Triphook; Payne; Francis Douce (1832).
GENRE – Treatises / Secular booksApocalyptic literature / Beatus of LiébanaMythology / Prophecies.
CONTENTS – Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur: treatise on Antichrist, the Last Judgement, Heaven and Hell. With Biblical and Patristic Latin quotes (Saint Augustine of Hippo, Saint Gregory the Great, Saint Jerome of Stridon, Bede the Venerable, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux).
LANGUAGE – French; Latin.
DECORATION – 83 miniatures (of which 16 full-page).
ARTIST – Grande Chartreuse monastery scriptorium.
STYLE – Renaissance.
EXTERNAL LINKS – Digital BodleianMedieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries.

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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 corresponds to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.
PublisherIstituto della Enciclopedia Italiana – Treccani (Rome, 2019).
Limited edition – 299 copies.
Writing material – Luxor like-parchment paper by Cartiere Fedrigoni, endpapers printed on Ingres paper by Cartiere Fabriano.
Printing – Printed in four colours plus gold hot stamping.
Binding – Full grain leather with nerves, incised decorations and brass bosses.
Slipcase – Facsimile and commentary presented in a cardboard box (34x27x10 cm) covered in canvas.
Commentary (Italian) – Bray, Massimo; Kauffmann, Martin; Armogathe, Jean-Robert; Santi, Francesco; Falla Castelfranchi, Marina; Franceschini, Chiara.
ISBN – 978-88-12-00726-4.

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