Dits moraux des philosophes
France, possibly Touraine, between 1500 and 1525.
English 19th-century faded rose morocco by Charles Lewis; with badge; device (Deus alit me) and initials (T.W.) of the Rev. Theodore Williams on the upper cover; his arms on the lower cover; lettered on back: Vita Philosoph - Codex Membran.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
67 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 210 x 140 mm
Executed for Pierre Sala (1457-1529), seigneur d'Anticaille of Lyons, equerry in chief of Charles VIII, his signature and arms (azure a crescent argent) are discernable under the repainted arms (impaled azure six rings or, 3, 2, and 1; or on a chief sable three escallop shells argent) of the Husson Tonnerre Vauferrier family of Dauphiné; Rev. Theodore Williams; his sale (London, 1827, no. 342) to Thorpe; P.A. Hanrott; his sale (London, 1833, I, no. 2045) to H. Bohn; Quaritch, Catalogue 235 (1904), no. 116; purchased by J.Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).