Italy or France, second half of the 15th century.
French 19th-century maroon morocco inlaid with red and green; four fountains tooled in side panels; pink silk doublures.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
116 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 130 x 90 mm
Written for a member of the Colle San Martino family of Treviso (arms, argent seven fusils conjoined in bend gules, on fol. 3); Duke of Hamilton Collection, inv. no. 621 (Hamilton Palace Library, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland); sold privately in 1883 with the Hamilton Collection to the Royal Museum of Berlin (Hamilton Palace Libraries, Catalogue of the Hamilton Collection of Manuscripts, 1882, no. 653); resold with a portion of the Hamilton Collection returned from Berlin (London, Sotheby's, May 23, 1889, lot 17) to W. Flower; his sale (London, Dec. 13, 1904, no. 224) to Charles Harry St. John Hornby; purchased by J.Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Leo S. Olschki in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. military treatise; written and illuminated in Italy or France in the second half of the 15th century.
Decoration: 5 small miniatures.
Artist: a French artist.