Little Book of Love

Little Book of Love

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A complete illuminated manuscript in 36 full page color plates

Petit Livre d'Amour (Little Book of Love) is a collection of love poems written by Pierre Sala (1457–1529), an antiquary and valet de chambre of Louis XII. Dedicated by the author to his mistress and wife-to-be Marguerite Builloud, the poems are noted for their realistic portrayal of love, lamenting its hardships and uncertainties. The manuscript is hand-written by Sala in gold ink and its exquisite miniatures attributed to the so-called ‘Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse’ a celebrated illuminator active in Paris at the time. The manuscript is presently held by the British Library, London.
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.54mm | 136.08g
  • English
  • 1499736355
  • 9781499736359