Lucca, 2002. 24.5 x 34 cm. xxxii, 1, 331 pp.
Line-cut of a central Italian chansonnier (c.1485-90) prepared as a gift for Isabella d’Este of Ferrara, honoring her betrothal (1480) and marriage to Gian Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. Contains 113 works a3 and 10 a4 in choirbook format executed in a beautiful calligraphic hand. The ms provides text incipits but no text underlay. Includes works by Busnois, Agricola, Caron, Martini, Ockeghem, plus many others. This manscript has been a favorite of performers in early music wind ensembles. Cloth.
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