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Christine de Pisan, L'Epistre d'Othea

Place of origin, date:

Auvergne(?); c. 1450-1475


Vellum, ff. 96, 199x134 (135x90) mm, 27 lines, littera cursiva, Binding: 20th-century brown leather (1973; blue silk binding as described by Byvanck 1924; now lost)


98 miniatures (100/40x90 mm); decorated initials with border decoration


possibly made for Jacques d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours (d. 1477). Probably acquired as part of the Orange-Nassau collection of Dillenburg Castle in Germany, which was transferred to The Hague in 1821


2 leaves with miniatures (containing the Letters 53 and 56) missing before ff. 51 and 53


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