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Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses) by ANTONIO DAPERA and LAURENTIUS RUSIUS - from Les Enluminures  (SKU: TM 1026)

Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses)

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Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses)

by ANTONIO DAPERA and LAURENTIUS RUSIUS

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RARE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ON THE HEALTH OF HORSES. In Italian and Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper, Northern Italy (perhaps Ferrara), dated 1434. Dimensions 283 x 217 mm, 82 folios, complete, watermark of three mountains, phrases in decorative cartouches, written in in a gothic bookhand influenced by humanistic script in two columns of 29-35 lines, large painted initials in red throughout, large divided initial in red and brown on f. 1, five marginal drawings in red or in brown with yellow wash. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY BINDING of limp vellum with spine sewn in account-book style in a cloth clamshell case. TEXT: Rare signed and dated manuscript of the Italian translation of one of the principal treatises on veterinary medicine for horses. PROVENANCE: Copied for the use of Chalavereso, who very likely was the ducal farrier at the court of Niccolo III d'Este in Ferrara. The manuscript is dated 1434 (lower margin of f. 33), and the colophon on f. 69v records that it was copied by the scribe Guido de Santo Angelo for the farrier Chalavereso, in honor of St. Allo, or Eligius, patron saint of farriers. The scribe appears to be unrecorded, but he may well have been related to Donato de Santo Angelo, author of another late fifteenth-century Italian treatise on farriery. The list of proverbs at the end is signed by the scribe Giovanni Antonio Cadamosto. He is probably the same Giovanni Cadamosto as the author and donor of the great illustrated herbal given in 1471 to Borso d'Este, marquis of Ferrara (1450-1471), thus in all likelihood placing the manuscript at the d'Este court. Later, the manuscript belonged to a private collection. CONDITION: some minor wear and browning, preliminary blank leaf repaired, small marginal repair to f. 1, blank f. 70 partly cut away, stains and dirt, rear cover of binding extensively repaired, a few other repairs to binding, overall in very good intact condition. Full description and images available. (TM 1026)

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Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
TM 1026
Title
Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses)
Author
ANTONIO DAPERA and LAURENTIUS RUSIUS
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
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Publisher
Northern Italy (perhaps Ferrara), dated 1434
Keywords
Medical manuscript, medieval manuscript, equine medicine, veterinary manuscript, contemporary binding, illustrated manuscript, Italy, Ferrara, fifteenth century, horses
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Italian Manuscripts;

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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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