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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="233"] Liber Moamin falconrii de Scientia venandi per aves et quadrupeds[/caption]“In quantum enim sunt reges non habent propriam delectationem nisi venationem” — Moamin“A wise falcon hides his talons.” — ProverbFacsimile. The so-called “Wiener Moamin” was created on the Italian penisula in the...

“Of a truth I confess they [the tales] are not mine, and if I said otherwise I should lie, but nevertheless I have faithfully set them down according to the manner in which they are told…”Le XIII Piacevoli Notti… Giovanni Francesco Straparola (ca. 1480- ca. 1557) In Venetia:...

“Consider your origin. You were not formed to live like brutes but to follow virtue and knowledge.”La Divina Commedia Angelica Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Castel Guelfo di Bologna, Italy: Imago la Nobilita del Facsimile, 2016 PQ4301 A1 2016Facsimile. MS1102 from the Biblioteca Angelica, this late fourteenth century Bolognese codex...

Preghiera alla Vergine… Modena: Il Bulino edizioni d’arte, 2007Facsimile. This illuminated manuscript belonged a young woman of the Veronese aristocracy. Produced on vellum in the second half of the thirteenth century, it is illustrated throughout with miniatures and consists of forty-two folios, or eighty-four pages. The...