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Detailed record for Royal 17 E I

Author Brunetto Latini
Title Li Livres dou tresor
Origin France
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Miniature in colours with gold of the author reading at the beginning of the prologue (f. 1). Partial borders in rinceaux and a decorated initial in colours with gold at the beginning of each book (ff. 1, 54, 73, 108v). Numerous small initials in red, blue and gold at the beginning of each chapter. Rubrics and chapter numbers in red. Catchwords.
Dimensions in mm 405 x 280 (240 x 160/5) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 145 (+ 1 unfoliated parchment flyleaf at the beginning and at the end + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house
Provenance The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): included in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, (f. 12v).
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Detailed contents:
La Naissance de Toutes Choses (f. 2v);
L'ethique d'Aristote (f. 54);
Les Vices et les Vertus (f. 73);
La Rhetorique (f. 108v).
Select bibliography H. Omont, 'Les manuscrits français des rois d'Angleterre au château de Richmond', in Etudes romanes dédiés à Gaston Paris (Paris: É. Bouillon, 1891), pp. 1-13 (p. 6).

George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), II, p. 258.

Brunetto Latini, Li Livres dou Tresor ed. by Francis J. Carmody, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948 [for an edition of the text].

Julia Bolton Holloway (Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei), Brunetto Latino
[] [accessed 7.10.10] (BbI. Li Livres dou Tresor Manuscripts, 42).

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The author reading

f. 2v
The author reading

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