We met up with Timothy Perry, medieval manuscript and early book librarian at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto. The Fisher is excited to announce the acquisition of a rare and lavish medieval manuscript of The Book of Peace, written by Christine de Pizan (whose classic The Book of the City of Ladies we discussed in our last episode). Tim was kind enough to show the newly acquired book to us and tell us about its many charms.
A detailed description of the manuscript (with images!) from the Fisher Rare Book Library.
An article about the acquisition in U of T News.
The Book of Peace, translated by Karen Green, Constance Mews, and Janice Pinder. (Open access!)
An article about Pierre Bergé, a previous owner of the manuscript.