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Raoul Lefèvre, Recoeil des Histoires de Troyes

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Southern Netherlands, follower of Loyset Liedet (illuminator); c. 1470


Paper, ff. 241 (VIII+233), 382x275 (260x165) mm, 36-41 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


62 miniatures (250/73x175/165 mm); 1 penwork initial with pen-flourishes (f. 1r)


Philip of Cleves (d. 1528; signature); purchased in 1531 from his estate by Henry 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


2 leaves, probably with miniatures, torn out before ff. CLXXVI and CIIII xx IIII (184)


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