Manuscript

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Cod. Magliabechiano II.8.33

Codicology

Produced: 14th-15th century
Location: Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Type: Miscellany
Family: Italian
Language: Italian
Folios: 80
Illustrated: No

Description

The Fiore di virtù followed by an Italian (Tuscan) bestiary.

This manuscript is designated "St1" by McKenzie.


[From McKenzie, page 402]

On f.4r begins the prologue: "O fatto chome cholui chee in uno prato grande di fiori che aleggie tutta la cima di questi fiori per fare vna nobile girlinda, vnde voglio che questo mio picciolo lauorio si chiami fiore di virtute e di costumi" The Fiore lasts to folio 58r, and on folio 58v the bestiary begins without any break other than the usual chapter-heading in red, which reads: "Dela formica et delo essemplo che douiamo pigliare dallei. The thirty-seven animal-chapters fill the rest of the manuscript; and that they were regarded as a part of the Fiore is indicated by the ending, folio 80r: Explicit liber floris virtutis.....

Additional Descriptions

Additional description (page 402-403)

Editions and Facsimiles

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