Poésies

Record ID: 
112328
Accession number: 
MS M.396
Title: 
Poésies
Created: 
Northeastern France, between 1425 and 1430.
Binding: 
Formerly in 18th-century tan calf; rebound in 1933 in 3/4 brown morocco by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
Description: 
246 leaves (2 columns, 43-44 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 325 x 250 mm
Provenance: 
Owned in the 17th century by Garson de Boiaval (signature on fol. 1); obtained in northern France by Théophile Belin; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Belin in 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. miscellany; written and illuminated in northeastern France, ca. 1425-1430.
Texts: Guillaume de Machaut, Poésies (fol. 1-214v); Jacques Bruyant, La voie de povreté et de richesse (fol. 215-227); Alain Chartier, La belle dame sans merci (fol. 227-229v); Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae (fol. 230-241).
The translation of Boethius is in the Pseudo-Jean de Meun version--Cf. Dwyer.
Decoration: 126 colored wash drawings.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: