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Chronique amplifiée des rois de France (Amplified Chronicle of the Kings of France); medieval manuscript on paper in French by GUILLAUME DE NANGIS - from Les Enluminures  (SKU: TM 1014)

Chronique amplifiée des rois de France (Amplified Chronicle of the Kings of France); medieval manuscript on paper in French

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Chronique amplifiée des rois de France (Amplified Chronicle of the Kings of France); medieval manuscript on paper in French

by GUILLAUME DE NANGIS

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LARGE FORMAT MEDIEVAL CHRONICLE IN ITS ORIGINAL BINDING. In French, manuscript on paper, France, c. 1450-1500. Dimensions 280 x 205 mm, 403 folios, incomplete at end, vertical catchwords on all quires except xviii and xxv, leaf signatures first half of all quires, written by a single scribe in an expert Bâtarde script, red paraphs and two-line initials. BINDING: ORIGINAL BINDING of cushioned wooden boards covered with brown leather, stamped with four petal flowers and fillets. TEXT: Guillaume de Nangis, Benedictine monk and librarian at the royal Abby of St.-Denis, was the official chronicler of the kings of France responsible for the "continuations" of the Grandes Chroniques de France. Not only does this volume survive as an unrecorded witness to his translation into French of one of the most important medieval French chronicles, it is of extraordinary rarity. PROVENANCE: The manuscript was copied in the second half of the 15th century in France by an experienced and probably professional scribe as indicated by the Bâtarde script featuring documentary-style embellishments; multiple 17th-century signatures on the front pastedown and parchment flyleaf, all unidentifiable; verso of the parchment flyleaf, autograph note by Jean-François Du Guet (1660-1724) dated February 1703 describing the manuscript's contents and attributing it to his library; four French notes by three unknown 20th-century hands in ink inserted on small sheets of paper between folios throughout the manuscript. CONDITION: minor worming throughout, minor flecking and staining, limited folding and tears at folio corners and edges, final quire detached, ink bleed-through on ff. 196-245, binding in delicate condition: front board with nearly all leather covering lacking, insect damage, bottom corner heavily chipped, spine fully exposed, supports detached, back board entirely loose, leather cover intact but heavily abraded, top clasp lacking barring one small nail. Full description and images available. (TM 1014)

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Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
TM 1014
Title
Chronique amplifiée des rois de France (Amplified Chronicle of the Kings of France); medieval manuscript on paper in French
Author
GUILLAUME DE NANGIS
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
France, c. 1450-1500
Keywords
Chronicle, Kings of France, medieval manuscript, French manuscript, France, 15th century, Guillaume de Nangis, medieval history, St. Denis,
Bookseller catalogs
French Manuscripts;

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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
folio
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]
Parchment
Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a...[more]

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