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Donato Acciuolo, Vie de Scipion l'Africain.
Plutarch, Vie de Pompée.
Leonardo Bruni Aretino, Vie de Cicero (Cicero Novus). Translations from the Latin by Simon de Bourgouin

Place of origin, date:

Paris, Simon de Bourgouin (scribe); c. 1500


Vellum, ff. 350, 340x205 (245x135) mm, 28 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 16th-century brown leather; gilt (Grolier-type)


34 full-page miniatures (262/223x147/124 mm); 29 full-page miniatures including some lines of text (268/152x140/124 mm); decorated initials (ff. 2r, 7v, 15r, 17r, 19v, etc.)


presented by Simon de Bourgouin to King Louis XII of France (d. 1515; signature). Guy de Baudreuil, abbot of St. Martin du Bois (1521; ownership inscription). Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris (cat. of c. 1740, no. 1431); probably lost after the dissolution of theabbey in 1791. Purchased in Paris by Peter Dubrowski; sold in 1805 to Czar Alexander I of Russia and placed in the Imperial Library at St. Petersburg (shelfmark Fr.F.V.IV.4); sold abroad by the Russian government in the 1920s. Purchased by Fritz Mannheimer of Amsterdam (d. 1939);confiscated during World War II by the German occupying forces and restituted after 1945; since 1953 on permanent loan from the Instituut Collectie Nederland (ICN), Amsterdam (formerly: Dienst voor 's-Rijks Verspreide Kunstvoorwerpen, The Hague, and Rijksdienst voor Beeldende Kunst,The Hague)


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