Red velvet, edges gilt and gauffered with a row of lozenges containing the letter F flanked by rows of lozenges containing fleur-de-lis.
Gift of Beatrice Bishop Berle, in memory of her father, Cortlandt Field Bishop, 1972.
210 leaves (2 columns, 33 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 262 x 186 mm
Made for François I, King of France (the shelf mark "38" is written on fol. 1v); John Louis Goldsmid; his sale, London, Evans, Dec. 11, 1815, lot 729; to John North of East Acton, Middlesex; his sale, London, Evans, May 25, 1819, III, lot 806; to William Esdaile; his sale, London, Christie's, Mar. 15, 1838, lot 357; to Henry Bohn, London bookdealer; William Knight; his sale, London, Sotheby's, Aug. 2, 1847, lot 1074; to William Pickering, London bookdealer; Lord Vernon (Sudbury Hall Library, Derbyshire), with bookplate; his sale, London, Sotheby's, June 10, 1918, lot 327; to B.F. Stevens; Cortlandt Field Bishop, with bookplate; his sale, New York, American Art Association - Anderson Galleries, Apr. 26, 1938, lot 1365; to Beatrice Bishop Berle (1902-1993).