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Title:
The Grimani breviary, reproduced from the illuminated manuscript belonging to the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice [translated from the Italian Breviario Grimani
Author:
Mellini, Gian Lorenzo.
Uniform Title:
Grimani breviary.
Publication Information:
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1974.

©1972
Physical Description:
276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Local Note:
Bound in maroon linen, with matching slip case.

Rare Book Room copy is no. 4 of a limited ed. of 850 copies.
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ISBN:
9780879510220
Format :
Book

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Central Library RBR MSS. G8 1974 FACSIM. Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Rare Books-Appointment Needed
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Summary

In the Middle Ages a breviary was an illuminated manuscript daily devotions commissioned by only the wealthiest and most powerful. Today, The Overlook Press making the legendary Grimani Breviary available to all.

While the original Grimani Breviary is safely housed in the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, this linen-bound, facsimile edition captures all of the beauty and enchantment of this ancient manuscript. The pages are filled with full-color images of prayers and daily life in the early 16th century painstakingly drawn by the Flemish miniaturist painter Gerard Horenbout and his collaborators.


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