Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1040 Amusemens /
- La Fosse, François de
Call numberMs. Codex 1040
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 3951547
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageFrench, with a little Latin
- after 1702
Fourth volume of an unpublished autobiographical work, with correspondence as a major source, describing events of 1700-1702, including accounts of the death of Charles II of Spain; the journey of Philip, duc d'Anjou, with his brothers, the duc de Berry and duc de Bourgogne, to take the throne; and a journey with the duc de Bourgogne to the early battlegrounds of the War of Spanish Succession in Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Also includes a number of poems, descriptions of cities (Poitiers, Orléans, Lyon) and works of art seen in the travels, five hand-drawn maps of the Dutch-German border, and an index.
- Ms. codex.
- Title and attribution from title page (p. [iii]).
Extent299 leaves : 371 x 238 (306 x 147) mm. bound to 380 x 245 mm
CollationPaper, 299; 1¹⁸( -1), 2-3¹⁶, 4¹⁶( -1), 5¹⁶, 6¹⁶( -1), 7²⁰, 8-9¹⁶, 10²⁰( -3), 11-14¹⁶, 15¹⁸, 16¹⁸(+ 5 fold-out maps), 17¹⁶, 18¹⁶( -1); [viii], 1-105 (p. 97-98 cut out and 103-104 mostly cut out), 104-179 (p. 137-138 mostly cut out and 161-162 cut out), 170-558 (unpaginated maps following p. 502, 506, and 516), [xxii]; contemporary pagination in ink in La Fosse's hand, upper outer corner, modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Binding18th-century vellum; covers warped, text partially detached from spine.
Elaborate monogram or flourishes, with wreath above and crossed quill pens below, in ink (p. [i]); coat of arms with two crescents above a chevron and a wolf below, in ink (p. 1); fold-out maps of the Dutch-German border, in ink (following p. 502, 506, and 516).
- Bookplate on verso of second flyleaf: Ex Libris Henri Grosseuvre (bookplate design dated 1925; Grosseuvre's library sold at auction at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16-18 April 1934).
- Sold by F. A. Bernett Inc. (Boston), 2005.
- Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714
- Manuscripts, French--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
- 1 — Coat of arms, p. 1
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Decoration: Coat of arms, p. 1
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