French 16th-century olive brown calf, gilt-tooled, oval stamp of the Crucifixion on front panel; Annunciation on back panel; name of owner Jacqueline de la Haye stamped in gold front and back.
Gift of Beatrice Bishop Berle, 1993.
178 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 185 x 135 mm
According to inscriptions on inside front cover owned by Gilles Vaillant, provost of Beauvais and later fiscal attorney for the tribunals of Beauvais and Gerberoy; his gift (ca. 1580) to his wife Johanne Vaillant; passed to his grandson Gilles Vaillant; given to the latter's wife Jacqueline de la Haye, for whom the binding was made; Nicolas Vaillant, fiscal attorney to Augustin Potier (bishop and count of Beauvais) given to his wife Marguerite du Fay in 1621; Courtlandt F. Bishop (1870-1935); his estate sale (New York, Anderson Galleries, April 1938, lot 1417) to Beatrice Bishop Berle.