French 19th-century brown morocco, white vellum doublures surrounded by gold bands by Marius Michel; in brown morocco case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1908.
66 leaves (1 column, 40 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 171 x 108 mm
Commissioned by Claude Molé, lord of Villy-le-Maréchal near Troyes (married 1480-d. ca. 1541), arms (gules two stars or, and below, a crescent argent) and motto (Cuider Decoit) on fol. 66; comte Auguste Menche de Loisne Collection (Arras exhibition, 1896, no. 1579); Rodolphe Kann Collection, Paris (Cat. 1907, I, no. 72, facs.); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) through Quaritch in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).