Livre de Melibée et de Prudence.
between 1400 and 1450.
Rebound in 1932 in three-quarter vellum by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered: Christine de Pisan Melibée et Prudence; once bound in 18th-century English half-calf with a late 16th-century armorial that is now bound separately as MA 1251, armorial English XVIc.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1903.
22 leaves (1 column, 34 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 270 x 200 mm
Peter Le Neve sale (London, Feb. 22, 1731, no. 512); Burton Constable sale (London, June 24, 1889, no. 133) to Neville; sale by Sotheby's (London, July 27, 1893, no. 423) to Quaritch; John E. Kerr Collection (catalogue, 1903, p. 7, no. 1); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Kerr Collection in 1903; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. chivalric romance; written and decorated in France, early 15th century.
Translated into French by Renaud de Louhans.
Decoration: gold initials in rose and blue fields and ornamental penwork.