Prieres chrestiennes

Record ID: 
112355
Accession number: 
MS M.522
Title: 
Prieres chrestiennes
Created: 
Paris, France, 1640.
Binding: 
18th-century French red morocco with the arms of Madame Adélaïde surmounted by a princess's crown in a diamond-shaped lozenge surrounded by two palm sprays; blue gros-grain silk doublures.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
61 leaves (1 column, 9 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 100 x 70 mm
Provenance: 
Made for a Carmelite nun (depicted holding a child on fol. 61); Madame Adélaïde (1732-1800); owned in 1840 by George Spencer Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840); his monogrammed bookplate and signature; Sotheby's sale (London, May 26, 1911, no. 601, 2 facsimiles) to Mavrocordato; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. prayerbook; written and illuminated in Paris, France, and dated 1640.
Scribe: Nicolas Jarry, who signed and dated the colophon on fol. 60.
Decoration: 10 full-page miniatures; illuminated title page; and floral head and tail pieces.

Script: 
Roman letters
Language: 
French and Latin
Classification: