[Milan:]: Commune di Milano, 1980. First edition. Marbled wrappers very slightly creased; binding extremities of facsimiles very lightly rubbed. A fine set in a marbled paper-covered clamshell box with light wear and slight soiling. Three volumes, including one volume of text and two manuscript facsimiles. 88, , ; , , ; 24 pp. Both facsimiles have initial letters with a blue or red background and several full-page illustrations in various colors. Volume of text in Italian, facsimiles in Italian and Latin. Text volume in paper wrappers with marbled paper dust jacket; facsimiles bound in simulated vellum lettered in gilt. Item #16370
The present work consists of a volume of commentary on the Grammatica del Donato and the Liber Iesus, and two facsimiles of those manuscripts, the originals having been produced in late fifteenth century Italy. Both were created for the "Renaissance education" of Maximilian Sforza (1493-1530), the Duke of Milan and eldest son of Ludovico Sforza (1452-1508), who ruled from 1512-1515. Both manuscripts are housed in the Biblioteca Trivulziana.