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The Hague, KB, 133 A 5

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Giovanni Boccaccio, Le Decameron. Translated from the Italian by Laurent de Premierfait

Place of origin, date:

Bruges, Master of 1482 and follower (illuminators); c. 1485


Vellum, ff. 440, 457x334 (289x202) mm, 37 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt; with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


7 two-column miniatures (220/205x220/200 mm) with decorated initials; penwork initials with pen-flourishes (only ff. 2r-16v)


Philip of Cleves (d. 1528; signature); purchased in 1531 from his estate by Henri III, Count of Nassau (d. 1538); by descent to the Princes of Orange-Nassau, the later Stadholders, at the Hague; carried off in 1795 to Paris by the French and restituted to theKoninklijke Bibliotheek in 1816


Opening leaf, probably containing miniature, missing before fol. 2 (= first leaf, numbered ii), opening leaves containing miniatures missing before ff. 218 (Fifth day), 314 (Eighth day), 391 (Tenth day)


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