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The Hague, KB, 128 C 4

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Lambert of Saint-Omer, Le livre fleurissant en fleurs. Prose translation of Lambert of Saint-Omer, Liber Floridus

Place of origin, date:

Enghien; 1512


Paper, ff. 476, 375x270 (265x220/175) mm, 30-41 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt; with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


125 pen-drawings (325/30x220/30 mm; partly unframed), some coloured


made for Philip of Cleves (d. 1528; colophon); 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


manuscript is a copy of The Hague, KB, 72 A 23, which was used for the translation


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