Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, ms. vat. lat. 3747

Pontifical of Boniface IX Facsimile Edition

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Commissioned in the late 14th century by Pope Boniface IX, this manuscript is a superb example of Late Gothic illumination. Its 11 full-page miniatures, illuminated initials and refined frames are splendidly decorated with vivid colors and gold leaf.

The pontifical, a traditional Western Christian liturgical book, contains both the texts and instructions for rites to be performed by the Pope or the bishops.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Pontifical of Boniface IX": Pontificale di Bonifacio IX facsimile edition, published by ArtCodex, 2007

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Pontificale di Bonifacio IX

Castelvetro di Modena: ArtCodex, 2007

  • Commentary (Italian) by Piazzoni, Ambrogio M.
  • Limited Edition: 500
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Pontifical of Boniface IX: 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.

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