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Boccaccio, Giovanni, Il filocolo. Manuscript (Ms 57)



Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 57


1 volume; 30 x 21 cm


Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
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Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Prose romance in five books on the loves and adventures of Florio and Biancofiore copied by Angelo Blasi. Text in Italian. Codex Ms 57.

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Scope Note

A prose romance by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). The codex is in five books on the loves and adventures of Florio and Biancofiore, one of Boccaccio's earliest works (ca. 1336). The scribe was Angelo Blasi, who wrote the codex at Gualdo, in Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

Bound in 18th century half-calf skin.

Text in Italian.

160 leaves.

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Volume 1

Codex Ms 57

View cover (front)-fol. 52v.

View fols. 53r-108v.

View fols. 109r-cover (back.)