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Detailed record for Egerton 759

Title Commission from the doge of Venice, Francesco Ericcio, to Antonio Molino
Origin Italy, N. E. (Venice)
Date 1635
Language Italian
Script Cursive
Decoration Full-page miniature of a winged lion and a coat of arms in colours and gold (f. 1v). Full-page title page with decorated border in red, gold and silver (f. 2). Text in gold (f. 2).
Dimensions in mm 225 x 160 (150 x 105)
Official foliation ff. 1* + 222 ( + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Green leather with blind tooling.
Provenance Made in 1635 as a commission by the doge of Venice, Francesco Ericcio, to Antonio Molino appointing him Proveditore of Cattaro for two years: inscription, and Molino's heraldic device (ff. 1v-2).
Tomaso de Lucca: his sale at Sotheby's, 18 July, 1825, lot 661.
Williams, bookseller: bought by the British Museum in 1839, using the Farnborough Fund (3,000 bequeathed in 1838 by Charles Long, Baron Farnborough (b. 1761, d. 1838), a cousin of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829), founder of the collection.
Notes f. 1* is a paper flyleaf with notes on the manuscript.
Select bibliography List of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1836-1840 (London: British Museum, 1843), 1839, p. 16.


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Lion of Venice

f. 1v
Lion of Venice
Title page

f. 2
Title page

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