Avis aus roys

Record ID: 
112420
Accession number: 
MS M.456
Title: 
Avis aus roys
Created: 
France, probably Paris, 1347-1350.
Binding: 
Brown morocco, blind- and gold-tooled; with arms of Charles V inserted in upper and lower covers; lettered on spine: AVIS AULX ROYS MS.; manuscript in blue cloth box.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
136 leaves (1 column, 25 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 125 mm
Provenance: 
Possibly commissioned ca. 1347-1350 for the education of the four sons of King Jean II of France: Charles, Louis, Jean, and Philip; Philip Augustus Hanrott sale (London, R.H. Evans, July 16, 1833, I, no. 394) to Thorpe; J.J. Techener, Paris; J. Barrois (no. 21); sold in 1849 to the Earl of Ashburnham; his sale (London, Sotheby's, June 12, 1901, no. 240) to Quaritch; Lebeufe de Montgermont (catalogue, 1914, VII, no. 172); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Rahir in July 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. instructions for kings and princes. The possible author of the text is Pierre de Treigny (d. 1356; royal confessor to Kings Philip VI and Jean II of France). The ms. was written and illuminated in France, probably in Paris, during the mid 14th century.
Decoration: 140 miniatures.
The outer margins have been trimmed as can be seen on fol. 1r.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
French
Century: 
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