Padua, Biblioteca Capitolare di Padova, MS E 2

Epistolary of Giovanni da Gaibana Facsimile Edition

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The Epistolary of Giovanni da Gaibana is a sumptuously illuminated manuscript of readings for use in the liturgy of the Mass, the Christian religious rite focused on the consecration and consumption of bread and wine. Named for its scribe, it was made in 1259 at the cathedral of Padua for that church's use. Its illumination—which includes full-page miniatures of events in the life of Christ and the Church, as well as saints' martyrdoms, and historiated initials—is a showcase of high-quality Italian painting strongly influenced by contemporary Byzantine art.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Epistolary of Giovanni da Gaibana": L'epistolario miniato di Giovanni da Gaibana facsimile edition, published by Neri Pozza, 1968

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Manuscript book description compiled by Elizabeth C. Teviotdale.
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L'epistolario miniato di Giovanni da Gaibana

Vicenza: Neri Pozza, 1968

  • Commentary (Italian) by Bellinati, Claudio; Bettini, Sergio
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Epistolary of Giovanni da Gaibana: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

The facsimile is the complete reproduction of the original document. The facsimile is partially colored (only pages with significant decorations are in color).


Blue cloth with gilt stamped front covers and spines.

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