1959. Item #A5799
Kauffmann, C.M. The Baths of Pozzuoli: A Study of the Medieval Illuminations of Peter of Eboli's Poem. Oxford: Bruno Cassirer 1959. 104p + 114 ills., 1 tipped-in color pl. Very good hardcover in good d.j. Presentation from the author. ** Discusses the medicinal baths near Naples, Peter of Eboli, his very popular 13th-century poem, the sources (Byzantine, French, Tuscan) and iconography of its illustations over several centuries, etc. "There is probably no other surviving example of secular book illumination in which a subject of predominantly local interest--as opposed to a herbal or a romance--provides such a wealth of illustrative material, amounting to some 300 miniatures" [among the 10 surviving illuminated copies].