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Jean Froissart, Chroniques (Vol. I)

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Paris, Virgil Master (illuminator); c. 1410


Vellum, ff. 382, 385x288 (243x187) mm, 42 lines, littera cursiva, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt; with coat of arms of Stadholder William V


1 two-column miniature (170x180 mm); 29 column miniatures (115/65x95/80 mm); 1 historiated initial (45x50 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 1r, 24r, 36r, 62r, 74v, etc.)


Louis de Luxemburg, connétable de France (d. 1475; signature, erased); by descent to his granddaughter Françoise de Luxembourg and her husband Philip of Cleves (d. 1528; coat of arms with label, over erasure; signature); purchased in 1531 from Philip's estate by HenriIII, 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 the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in 1816


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