Cristina Dondi

Printed Books of Hours from Fifteenth-Century Italy
The Texts, the Books, and the Survival of a Long-Lasting Genre

2016, cm 17 x 24, xlviii-706 pp. con 88 tavv. f.t. a colori. Rilegato

ISBN: 9788822264688

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A detailed analysis of the production, distribution, and use of the 74 Books of Hours's editions surviving today in 198 copies preserved in European and North American libraries. Special attention is devoted to the transmission of the texts in print, the definition of a stemma editionum, illustrations, the comparison with the manuscript tradition, and with the printed production of the later centuries. With ample use of documentary and historical bibliographical evidence, full transcription of all the calendars, and 88 plates in colour.

Cristina Dondi
Cristina Dondi (Modena 1968) è Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities, Lincoln College, Università di Oxford, e Segretario scientifico del Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL). Laureata in Storia Medievale all’Università Cattolica di Milano, con un dottorato nella stessa disciplina ottenuto presso il King’s College di Londra, è stata una delle curatrici del Catalogo degli incunaboli della Biblioteca Bodleiana di Oxford, ha ideato le banche dati internazionali Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) e Text-inc, e dal 2014 dirige il progetto quinquennale 15cBOOKTRADE finanziato da una Consolidator Grant del Consiglio Europeo della Ricerca (ERC). (novembre 2016)