Literary

Record ID: 
77247
Accession number: 
MS M.332
Title: 
Literary
Created: 
France, between 1400 and 1450.
Binding: 
Blue velvet over 16th century calf; five 19th century bosses on each cover; four tie hinges, metal bound corners and metal clasp; a doeskin back secured by metal strips; in brown slipcase by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
161 leaves (2 columns, 27 and 45 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 290 x 270 mm
Provenance: 
Owned after 1478 by Antoine de Bourgogne (Grand bâtard; his autograph motto and signature on fol. 161: N.I.E. - NUL.NE.SY.FROTE); Adolphe de Bourgogne (his grandson, signature on fol. 161v: A. Nul ne laproce-de bourgogne); possibly in the library of the Cathedral Chapter of Beauvais; library of the Chateau de Troussures, near Beauvais (in 1869); purchased by J.Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) through De Tonnay from the Comte Marie Louis le Caron de Troussures in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms.; written and illuminated in France at the beginning of the 15th century.
Text: De consolatione philosophiae in the French translation of Jean de Meun, with a Latin gloss by William of Conches.
Scribe: Jean de Boutefeue; colophon on fol. 161 reads: Joh'. Boutefeue. scrip. Ist' Lib.
Decoration: 1 miniature, 6 historiated initials, 3 later border decorations with the arms and motto of Antoine de Bourgogne (1421-1504).

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: