Mantua, Biblioteca Teresiana, MS 239 B.4.13

Life of Saint Benedict Facsimile Edition

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The Life of Saint Benedict in the Biblioteca Teresiana is a fifteenth-century manuscript of Gregory the Great's biography of the sixth-century founder of Benedictine monasticism. Made at San Benedetto in Polirone, it features eighty-seven delicate pen-and-ink drawings depicting the early medieval saint in early modern garb and architectural settings. The drawings are in brown and black inks, and the artist has carefully established space through rigorous linear perspective.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Life of Saint Benedict": Vita di San Benedetto facsimile edition, published by Il Bulino, edizioni d'arte, 2014

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Manuscript book description compiled by Mary Helen Gallucci.
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Vita di San Benedetto

Modena: Il Bulino, edizioni d'arte, 2014

  • Commentary (Italian) by Cipolla, Eleonora
  • Limited Edition: 480 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Life of Saint Benedict: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

 Facsimile and commentary volume issued in a cloth-covered clamshell box.


Full leather binding with two clasps.

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