Auction 408 / Lot n° 2511

[OFFICIO LITURGICO - Beata Maria Vergine] - Officium B(eatae) Mariae Virginis illus(trissima)e et eccel(sa)e Margaritae Piae de Sabaudia Zenae. Ferrara: 1704. A liturgic manuscript dedicated to Margherita Pia de Sabaudia Zeane. On l. recto are contemporary arms with a lion and eagle. Title (l. 1 recto) is within a green and gilt frame; floral designs at end of the Bolla (l. 3verso), l'Oratione da dirsi avanti la Comunione (pp. 162-163) and the end of the Officium (p. 167). The paragraph initials are in typical Renaissance script, in bue on light blue. The codex contains 1) Tavola Temporaria delle Feste Mobili (l. 2recto e verso); 2) Bolla of Pio V intorno al recitare l'Officio della B.V. Maria (l. 3recto and verso); 3) Calendario con le festività e i Santi (ll. 4recto-9verso); 4) Oratione da dirsi avanti al Divino Officio (l. 10recto and verso); 5) Officium (ll. 11recto-94recto = pp. 1-167). Manuscripts on paper (ll. I, 94); 182 x 125mm). Calligraphic script imitating that of the "umanistica libraria". Collation 1 (4), 2 (8), 3 (4), 4 (8), 5 (4), 6 (8), 7 (6), 8 (4), 9 (8), 10 (4), 11 (8), 12 (4), 13 (8), 14 (4), 15 (8), 16-17 (2). Lines in pencil; lines. 28/ll.28. Contemporary pagination in Arabic numbers from l. 11recto (pp. 1-167). Red ink for the text and gilt for the titles. Early calf richly decorated in gilt, on front panel a horse (recent restorations).

Auction: 21 November 2017 at 15:00

Estimate € 500 - 800

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