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29 04 2010

The banner image for Locating Boccaccio in 2013 is made up of elements from two Boccaccio books in our collections. On the left is the dedication miniature from the 1493 French edition of the De mulieribus claris, Antoine Verard’s Les nobles et cleres dames, while the image on the right is from the same volume. The text in the middle, with hand-painted initial capitals, is taken from the first edition of the Decameron of c. 1470.

These and other images from the  collections can be viewed in the John Rylands Library’s image viewer, here.

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