The Grimani Breviary: Reproduced from the Illuminated Manuscript Belonging to the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice

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In the Middle Ages a breviary was an illuminated manuscript daily devotions commissioned by only the wealthiest and most powerful. Today, The Overlook Press making the legendary Grimani Breviary available to all.

While the original Grimani Breviary is safely housed in the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, this linen-bound, facsimile edition captures all of the beauty and enchantment of this ancient manuscript. The pages are filled with full-color images of prayers and daily life in the early 16th century painstakingly drawn by the Flemish miniaturist painter Gerard Horenbout and his collaborators.

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Foreword by Ross King, author of Brunelleshi's Dome and Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling. Preface by Giorgio E. Ferrari, director of Biblioteca Marciana, Venice. Introduction by Mario Salmi, director of Consiglio Superiore delle Belle Arti. Commentaries on the plates by Gian Lorenzo Mellini, professor of Medieval Art, University of Turin.

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Text: English, Italian (translation)

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