Roman de la Rose

Record ID: 
77186
Accession number: 
MS M.185
Title: 
Roman de la Rose
Created: 
France, 1340-1350.
Binding: 
French olive-green morocco, ca. 1750; lettered: Roman de la Rose manusc et autre pièces du tems; in brown morocco solander case lettered: Roman de la Rose - manuscript sur velin au XIVe siècle.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
107 leaves (2 columns, 37 and 43 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 255 x 180 mm
Provenance: 
No. 372 and no. 647 in 18th century catalogues; Alfred Piat sale (Paris, Jan. 31, 1898, I, no. 287); Richard Bennett (bought Feb. 14, 1899); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 111; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. vernacular romance; written and illuminated in France, ca. 1340-1350.
Texts: Roman de la Rose (fol. 1-81v), begun by Guillaume de Lorris and finished by Jean de Meun; Le testament and le codicille of Jean de Meun (fol. 83-107).
Decoration: 1 large miniature, 34 small miniatures.
Revised: 2015

Variant Title: 

Title on case: Roman de la Rose - manuscript sur velin au XIVe siècle

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Old French, Burgundian dialect
Century: 
Classification: