22. Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le roman de la rose
France, 14th century
parchment; 242 x 78 mm
Acquisti e Doni 153
This elegant example of the well-known allegorical poem is bound in a tall and narrow format (242 x 78 mm; w/h ratio = 0.330) that was common from the 11th to the early 13th century, and was used mainly, although not exclusively, for Latin poetry.