SAINT JEROME, [Miscellany]

SAINT JEROME, [Miscellany]
In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
Northern Italy, c. 1450-1500

Remarkably well-preserved religious miscellany from Italy, featuring works by, and attributed to, Jerome. The clear script, idiosyncratic decoration, and ample margins suggest that it was produced for a wealthy lay-person to serve as an overview of Jerome’s works. There are numerous Italian compilations of Jerome’s works in institutional collections but few have been offered for sale in the past decade, and fewer feature the works in the present manuscript; the Schoenberg Database lists De Lapsu Virginis as a particularly scarce work, with only one other copy available for sale in 1957.

TM 559
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Price$35,000 - $50,000
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