Le livre de bonnes moeurs.

Accession number: 
PML 24939.1
Legrand, Jacques, approximately 1365-1415.
[Lyon] : [Guillaume Le Roy], [approximately 1487]
[58] leaves ; 28 cm (fol.)
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Purchased in 1927.

Title from caption, leaf a3r: Cy co[m]mence le livre de mo[n]nes meurs co[m]pile par frere: Jaq[ue]s legra[n]t: Religieux de lordre sai[n]t augustin: et co[n]tiene cinq parties et larle la p[ri]miere des vices et des vertus: Et p[ri]miereme[n]t co[m]me[n]ce due peche dorgueil lequel desplaist a dieu moult gradement.
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Le Roy's type 5*:111G.
Signatures: a⁸ b-h⁶ I⁸: 58 leaves, leaf a1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
Adapted and translated by the author from books 6-10 of his Sophologium (E. Beltran, in Augustiniana 29 (1974) pp.132-160, 387-414).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.1 x 18.5 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: a1 (blank).

Contemporary quarter sheep over beech wood boards (28 x 19 cm), sewn on 3 supports; repaired by Duprez Lahey. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: Sophologium


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Manuscript contents list, 18th century (front endleaf 1 verso); illegible French inscription (rear endleaf 2 verso).

Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Seymour de Ricci, Oct. 1927.