Manuscript: MS M.814
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Morgan Library, MS M.814
(Li livres dou trésor)
 

Produced: France, 1300-1325

Language: French

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Binding: 19th century
Media: Vellum, paper
Script: Textura

Folios: 208  Height: 24 cm   Width: 15 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: Morgan Library, New York, New York, United States

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

Li livres dou trésor: encyclopedia of Brunetto Latini (1220-1295); written and illuminated in France, Arras or Thérouanne, in the early 14th century. Bound-in at the end of the manuscript (fol. 209-212) is a 19th-century table of contents, probably French, that is written in brown ink on light green paper.

Decoration: 1 12-line miniature (seated scribe copying from a manuscript) that is original to text; 65 marginal drawings (3 figured, the rest of bestiary animals or astronomical signs) that were added around the third quarter of the 14th century.

Provenance: Guillaume de Nast of Lille (15th century inscription on fol. 208v: Ce Livre est a guillaume de nast medecin a lille); W.M. Safford; H.C. Hadril; purchased at the Hadrill sale (London, Sotheby's, July 29, 1941, lot 231) in 1941.


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