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Bibliothèque de Genève
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Ms. fr. 190/2
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Giovanni Boccaccio, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes
Parchment · (I-III) + 189 folios + (IV-VI) ff. · 40.4 x 29.5 cm · France (Paris) · about 1410
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Laurent de Premierfait translated De casibus virorum illustrium by Giovanni Boccaccio into French in about 1400. This work describes the tragic fates of illustrious personages, mostly figures from antiquity. The translator presented a second version to the Duke of Berry in 1409, after expanding it with notes based on extracts from Latin historians. The Geneva exemplar, which carries the Ex libris of the bibliophile duke, transmits the second version. It is richly decorated with historiated vignettes, attributable mainly to the "Maître de Luçon". (hoc)
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Notice de Paule Hochuli Dubuis, Bibliothèque de Genève, pour e-codices 2010.
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10.5076/e-codices-bge-fr0190-2 (
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