L’esperance ou consolation des trois vertus
Bourges, France, ca. 1525-1530.
16th-century French brown morocco, simple blind-tooled and gilt panel decoration, with a silver and gold fleuron in the center.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
96 leaves (1 column, 30 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 240 x 170 mm
Pierre Jobert, sieur de Souppize; given by him to Jacques Thiboust (1492-1555), seigneur de Quantilly (inscription on last flyleaf, bookstamp on fol. 96v); Duchesse de Berry; her sale (Paris, Mar. 22, 1864, no. 13); purchased by the Comte de la Béraudière; A. Fontane (catalogue, 1874, no. 451) to A. Firmin-Didot (catalogue, t. I, 1878, p. 21, no.37); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Rahir in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).