Livre de prières.

Record ID: 
77245
Accession number: 
MS M.327
Title: 
Livre de prières.
Created: 
Paris, France, ca. 1723.
Binding: 
French 18th-century green morocco; on the back four fleurs-de-lis and a red label; lettered: Prier.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
48 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 110 x 70 mm
Provenance: 
Made for the wife of Président Bernard de Rieux (possibly no. 133 or 134 in Président Bernard de Rieux sale, Paris, ca. 1747); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in May 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. prayer book; written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1723.
Date of execution from another manuscript written by this scribe for this patron which, according to the "Catalogue de la bibliothèque de feu M. le Baron Jérôme Pichon" (1897-1898) is dated thusly.
Scribe: Siméon Le Couteux; signed S. Le Couteux fec. on fol. 2v.
Decoration: 7 illuminated headpieces and gold and blue lettering.

Script: 
Roman letters
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: