MS. Add. A. 189
Summary Catalogue no.: 29158
Fols. 157-64v were written in different hands, fols. 165-167v are blank. The text is defective at the beginning.
1 col., 24 lines.
Fine miniatures on a separate bifolium, fols. ii, iii. By the same hand as MS. Selden Supra 68, related to the style of Giorgio Colonna. (P&A ii. 1018, pl. LXXXIV)
(fol. ii verso) miniature: St. Mark, with lion, presenting a volume to the Doge (a bearded man in red velvet edged with fur); Christ in a cloud above, with loincloth and banner, in rays of light.
(fol. iii recto) miniature: Venice as a finely dressed woman with sceptre, seated on a lion's back; two seated female figures: Justice with sword and scales, and another allegorical figure with a torch and putto.
Gold-tooled leather, late 16th cent., rebacked.
Provenance and Acquisition
Arms, fol. ii verso, of the Bragadin family of Venice.
Bought from Thomas Boone of London, 1879, for £6.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)