Title: The Grimani Breviari: Reproduced from the Illuminated Manuscript belonging to the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice
Author: Ross King, Giorgio E. Ferrari, Mario Salmi, Gian Lorenzo Mellini. Translated by Simon Pleasance, Linda Packer and Geoffrey Webb.
Description: Limited, numbered edition of two thousand copies [575/2000], fine in fine slipcase, with original lidded-box. Burgundy cloth boards and slipcase stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. 110 color plates and 29 black-and-white illustrations. 276 pages. 11 x 8.5 inches.
Facsimile edition of the Grimani Breviary. This illuminated manuscript is considered an incomparable jewel of Flemish miniature-painting in its hey-day. Cardinal Domenico Grimani (1461-1523), Patriarch of Aquileia, humanist, patron of the arts and collector, acquired the breviary in Rome or Venice in 1520.
Foreword by Ross King (author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling); Preface by Giorgio E. Ferrari (Director, Biblioteca Marciana, Venice); Introduction by Mario Salmi (Director, Consiglio Superiore delle Belle Arti); Commentaries on the plates by Gian Lorenzo Mellini (Professor of Medieval Art, University of Turin).
Slipcase Condition: Fine
Box Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: Levenger Press
Place: Delray Beach, Florida
Keywords: illuminated manuscripts, facsimile, Biblioteca Marciana, Flemish, breviaries,
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