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Gautier de Coinci, Miracles de Nostre Dame
Dit de l'Unicorne
Life of St. Thais
Vie de Ste Thais
Life of St. Euphrosyne
Vie de Ste Euphrosyne
Quinze signes du Jugement dernier
Huon le Roi de Cambrai, Regrets Notre Dame
Vie des Pères

Place of origin, date:

Paris, Jean de Senlis (scribe), Fauvel Master (illuminator); 1327


Vellum, ff. 189, 432x317 (300/285x225) mm, 48 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


2 three-column miniatures (225x238 and 219x227 mm); 121 two-column miniatures (167/63x172/141 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 1r, 2v, 5v, 6v, 10r, etc.); penwork initials with pen-flourishes throughout


ordered in 1327 by King Charles IV of France (d. 1328) from the Parisian `libraire' Thomas de Maubeuge; probably by descent to King Charles V of France (d. 1380) and his son Charles VI (d. 1422); probably purchased in 1424 by John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford. Probablyacquired by the Counts of Nassau Engelbert II (d. 1504) or Henry III (d. 1538); by descent to the Princes of Orange-Nassau, the later Stadholders, at The Hague; sold in 1749 at the sale of the Orange-Nassau library at P. van Cleef & D. Monnier, The Hague (cat. 1 Dec., p. 214 no. 34);where bought by a Van Haaren. Purchased in 1809 as part of the collection of Jacob Visser (1724-1804) of The Hague (Visser no. 97)


first half with Vie des Saints now: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 183


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