Alleged Letters of the Church Fathers, 1450-1460

This beautifully illuminated and elegantly written manuscript, made for a member of the Italian Porzio family of Naples, is a shining example of humanist book production. It includes the following texts: Ps. Eusebius Cremonensis, 'Epistola ad Beatam Damasium et ad Theodonium (sic Theodosium) Romanorum senatorem de morte beati Hieronim'i, – Ps. Augustinus, 'Epistola ad Sancti Cirilum', – Ps. Cirilus de Jerusalem, 'Epistola ad Sanctam Augustinum'.
Illuminated manuscript on vellum.
225 x 162mm. – 140 leaves, 2 large initials on gold ground, 1 golden white vine scroll, 1 gold initial ‘a bianco girare’ in colours and gold, 1 coat of arms on the opening page.



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