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The Hague, RMMW, 10 A 11

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

Place of origin, date:

Paris, Maïtre François (illuminator); c. 1475; 1478-1480


Vellum, ff. 467, 440x300 (270x185) mm, 46 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 18th-century brown leather (c. 1769)


11 two-column miniatures (257/204x190/177 mm); 277 column miniatures (c. 120x80 mm); 11 illustrations in the margin (coats of arms); decorated initials with border decoration


made for Jacques d'Armagnac, duke of Nemours (1433-1477) and after his capture continued for Philippe de Commines (1447-1511), lord of Argenton (coats of arms in margin and on edge). Purchased in 1751 at the sale of J.-A. Crozat de Tugny (1696-1751) at Thiboust, Paris,by L.-J. Gaignat of Paris; purchased in 1769 at the Gaignat sale at G.F. De Bure le Jeune, Paris (cat. 1 Febr., no. 242) by Gerard Meerman (1722-1771) of Rotterdam, later The Hague; by descent to his son Johan Meerman (1753-1815); acquired between 1816 and 1824 by Willem H.J vanWestreenen van Tiellandt (1783-1848) of The Hague; by legacy to the kingdom of the Netherlands


Vol. II now: Nantes, BM, fr. 8


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