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Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Le Roman de la Rose. Le `Testament' de Jean de Meun

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Paris, Master of the Breviary of Senlis at Montpellier (illuminator); c. 1350-1360


Vellum, ff. 149, 278x210 (210x153) mm, 42 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century French red leather; gilt; with coat of arms of H.-F. d'Aguesseau


2 two-column miniatures (118/100x150 mm); 30 column miniatures (57/42x67 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 1r, 124r); penwork initials with pen-flourishes throughout


M. Chevallier, priest at Corbie (1589). H.-F. d'Aguesseau (1668-1751); by descent to his son J.-B.-P. d'Aguesseau (1701-1783). Purchased in 1823 from antiquarian bookseller P.J. de Mat, Brussels (cat. 1823, vol. II, no. 3379) by Willem H.J. van Westreenen van Tiellandt(1783-1848) of The Hague; by legacy to the kingdom of the Netherlands in 1848


the illuminator is a late adherent of the style of Jean Pucelle


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