France, ca. 1560.
French maroon morocco inlaid with with a mosaic of green and citron morocco, ca. 1730; has been ascribed to Padeloup, probably for the Comtesse de Verrue (see the catalog of her library, 1737, p. 13).
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
222 leaves (1 column, 26-34 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 283 x 190 mm
Unidentified arms of first owner on fol. 1 (azure a chevron or (on which a crescent gules) between three boar's heads or, on a chief or three stars gules); Jeanne d'Albret de Luyhes, Comtesse de Verrue; her sale (Paris, 1737, no. 36); Chardin Collection (Filheul sale, Paris, May 3, 1779, no. 1574); Vogüe collection; purchased by J.P. Morgan (1837-1913) from H. Champion (Paris) in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. moralizing tales; written and illuminated in France, ca. 1560.
Decoration: 1 full-page drawing on vellum preceding the text, dated to the last quarter of the 16th century, representing the queen seated in a field of the village of Cotteret, surrounded by the ladies of her court; 1 illuminated headpiece with as yet unidentified arms of the first owner; numerous initial letters illuminated in gold and colors.