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Source Les Enluminures (Firm) - Text Manuscripts - (Accessed: 2017-05-13) (Online-only Auction or Bookseller Website)
Cat./Lot # TM 935
Transaction Information
Selling Agent(s) Les Enluminures (Firm)
Price 195000.00 USD
Manuscript Details
Titles Letter LIV To Furia (To Furia, On the Duty of Remaining a Widow)
Authors Jerome, Saint, -419 or 420 (recorded as Jerome)
Bonin, Charles (recorded as Charles Bonin) (Tr)
Manuscript Dates c. 1500 - 1510 (1490 to 1511)
Artists Master of Spencer 6, active 1490-1508 (recorded as Master of Spencer 6)
Languages French (recorded as French)
Materials Parchment (Parchment)
Places Bourges, Centre-Val de Loire, Loire Valley, France, Europe (France, likely Bourges) ??
Folios 63 Lines 17 Columns 1
Height 210 Width 135 Alt Size
Full-Page Miniatures 1 Large Miniatures Small Miniatures
Hist. Initials Decor. Initials 1
Binding Contemporary binding of purple velvet over wooden boards; gilt edges; hinges fragile; in articulated black morocco box
Other Info

Unspecified number of 1- to 2-line initials; 1 3-line initial in blue highlighted in white on red ground with floral gold decoration, f. 6v; 1 full-page miniature set in liquid gold architectural frame, f. 5r; frontispiece painted by the Master of Spenser 6; note by Charles Bonin states that the translation was reviewed and corrected by a certain Jehan Fernaud from the monastery of Saint Sulpice les Bourges, f. 4; unidentified provenance inscription in black ink inside back cover in upper right corner: "Ingr. 2341"; see record for detailed description of format, layout, text, script, decoration, miniature, and bibliography

Provenance Information
(No Date) La Rochefoucauld, Anne de Polignac, comtesse de (1494-1554) (as Anne de Polignac (1495-1554), dame de Randan et de Beaumont)
Manuscript listed in 1728 inventory of Anne de Polignac's library at Verteuil (see Archives départementales de la Charente, E 662, published by P. de Fleury, 1885-1886, p. 181 for this manuscript) ; see record for biography and bibliography
middle of the eighteenth century (Associated) La Rochefoucauld, Alexandre, duc de, 1690-1762 (as Duke Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld)
Toward the middle of the eighteenth century, the Verteuil library was transferred by the Duke Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld to his château at La Roche-Guyon.
1792 (End) Grandson of Duke Alexandre de la Rochefoucauld
1792 (Start) Rohan-Chabot, Louis François Auguste, duc de, Cardinal, 1788-1833 (as Louis-François Auguste, Cardinal de Rohan-Chabot)
Upon the death of Duke Alexandre de la Rochefoucauld's childless grandson and heir in 1792, the Verteuil library came into the possession of Louis-François Auguste, Cardinal de Rohan-Chabot who was a Rochefoucauld through his mother.
1879 (End) Labitte, Adolphe 1832-1882 (as Adolphe Labitte)
Sold at auction in Paris by Adolphe Labitte in 1879, no. 10 in the catalogue; see record for transcription of catalogue description.
1887 (End) Paillet, Eugène, 1829-1901 (as Eugène Paillet)
His inscription in brown ink at f. 2; manuscript listed in H. Beraldi, Bibliothèque d’un Bibliophile, 1865-1885, Lille, 1885, p. 1, no. 3
1887 (Start) Librairie Damascène Morgand (as Librairie Damascène Morgand)
Sale of his first library en bloc in 1887 to the Librairie Damascène Morgand: listed in its catalogue as number 389 (Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de M. Eugène Paillet, Paris, 1887, no. 389
(No Date) Les Enluminures (Firm) (as Les Enluminures)
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