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Augustine, La Cité de Dieu (Vol. I). Translation from the Latin by Raoul de Presles

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Paris, Orosius Master and others (illuminators); c. 1410


Vellum, ff. 339, 423x330 (259x179) mm, 48 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt; with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


1 two-column miniature (180x180 mm); 10 column miniatures (85/75x80/75 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 1r, 6r, 33v, 76v, 141r, etc.)
Added: 4 illustrations in the margin (coat of arms, emblems, motto)


Louis de Luxembourg, connétable de France (d. 1475; signature, erased); by descent to his granddaughter Françoise de Luxembourg and her husband Philip of Cleves (d. 1528; coat of arms with label; emblems, motto; signature); purchased in 1531 from Philip's estate byHenry 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 the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in 1816


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