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Jean Molinet, Le Roman de la Rose moralisé et translaté en prose

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Valenciennes, Augustin Molinet (scribe?), Master of Antoine Rolin (illuminator); 1500


Paper, ff. 240, 365x270 (240x192) mm, 34-45 lines, littera cursiva, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt; with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


1 two-column miniature (175x190 mm); 1 decorated initial (f. 1r)


made for Philip of Cleves (d. 1528; portrait, coat of arms, dedication); purchased in 1531 from his estate by Henri III, Count of Nassau; by descent to the Princes of Orange-Nassau, the later Stadholders, at The Hague; carried off in 1795 to Paris by the French andrestituted to the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in 1816


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