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Source Les Enluminures (Firm) - Text Manuscripts - (Accessed: 2017-05-13) (Online-only Auction or Bookseller Website)
Cat./Lot # TM 860
Transaction Information
Selling Agent(s) Les Enluminures (Firm)
Price 65000.00 USD
Manuscript Details
Titles Rondeaux
Authors Marot, Jean, 1450?-1526 (recorded as Jean Marot)
Auton, Jean d', approximately 1466-1527 (recorded as Jean d'Auton)
Gringore, Pierre, approximately 1475-1538? (recorded as Pierre Gringore)
Saint-Gelais, Octavien de, 1468-1502 (recorded as Octovien de Saint-Gelais)
Picart, Jean (recorded as Jean Picart)
Housse, Martin de (recorded as Martin de Housse)
Manuscript Dates c. 1500 - 1515 (1490 to 1516)?
Languages French (recorded as French)
Materials Parchment (parchment)
Places Paris, France, Europe (France (Paris?)) ??
Folios 61 Lines 16 Columns 1
Height 170 Width 107 Alt Size
Binding Bound by Chambolle-Duru; late 19th-c. brown morocco; gilt edges; spine with 5 bands and gilt inscription: "RECUEIL / DE / RONDEAUX"; marbled paper pastedowns and flyleaves; ribbon bookmark
Other Info

Hybrid script, at least 3 hands; 1-line paraphs painted in gold on blue or red grounds at beginning of each rondeau; see record for detailed description of format, layout, foliation, decoration, script, etc., and bibliography

Provenance Information
c. 1500-1515 (Start) Member of French royal court
Very likely produced at the court of Louis XII (reigned 1498-1515) and Anne of Brittany, to which many of the poets whose work appears here belonged. With its handsome script and painted initials, this manuscript was made for an aristocratic reader at court, and was perhaps presented by one of these poets
(No Date) Vicomte family (as Vicomte family of Normandy)
Belonged to the Vicomte family of Normandy; their blind-stamp on the second and third flyleaves bearing the family arms and motto “LE VISCONTE E L’ENOR.”
16 June 2015 (End) Bonna, Jean, 1945- (as Jean A. Bonna)
Belonged to Jean A. Bonna (b. 1945), Geneva, banker, collector, bibliophile, and philanthropist, whose important collection focuses on French literature; his gilt monogram bookplate, “JAB,” on the verso of the first flyleaf. Sold in his 2015 Christie’s, London sale; lot 12 in Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna, 16 June 2015.
16 June 2015 (End) Christie, Manson & Woods (as Christie's, London)
Sold in Jean A. Bonna's 2015 Christie’s, London sale; lot 12 in Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna, 16 June 2015.
(No Date) Les Enluminures (Firm) (as Les Enluminures)
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Created by Sarah Tew on 2017-09-05 6:34pm
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