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MS 52 Traite de la vanite des choses mondaines
TitleTraite de la vanite des choses mondaines
- Barthelemy, Jean
Other related names
- Vaurelha, Frances, former owner
- De La Tour, M., former owner
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberMS 52
(Bryn Mawr, United States, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr College Library)
PublisherBryn Mawr College Library
LanguageMiddle French (ca. 1400-1600); Occitan (post 1500)
This is a French manuscript from 1471, which contains the text of Jean Barthélemy's Traité de la vanité des choses mondaines.
WatermarkBriquet 1685, Paris 1471, Neubourg 1471, Cléray 1480
Extent67; 292 x 205 mm
FoliationModern foliation in pencil, upper right recto
Collation1-4 (12), 5 (10), 6 (10, -10)
SignaturesQuires signed in the bottom outer margin with letters for the quire and Roman numerals for the leaf in the first half of each quire, followed by cross on the first leaf of the second half (some signatures lost to trimming); a second set of signatures slightly higher in the bottom outer margin, with Roman numerals for each bifolium
CatchwordsCatchwords in bottom inner margin, partly lost to trimming
BindingDisbound, with the removal of the boards and spine; still sewn on the original (?) five thongs
One three-line illuminated initial on fol. 1r and various two-line red initials beginning sections throughout; illuminated panel border in outer margin on fol. 1r; black rubrics; frequent manicules throughout
ColophonFol. 67r: parfait et acompli l'an deuant dit le iiiime jour de janiuer mil iiiicccc lxxi AMEN
- Copied in France in 1471, as indicated by the colophon on fol. 67r: "parfait et acomply l'an deuant dit le iiiime jour de janiuer mil iiiicccc lxxi AMEN", (Finished and completed in the year previously mentioned, the fourth day of January, 1471. Amen). The watermark of the paper (Briquet 1685: Paris 1471), as well as the style of the border on fol. 1 (compare, for example, the very similar borders used in the somewhat more deluxe London, British Library Harley MSS 3799-3809, from Paris, 1475) suggest that it was copied in or near Paris, an origin in keeping with the other known manuscripts of this text. Owned by Frances Vaurelha (b. 1508) in Albi in 1552. A note in Occitan on fol. 67v, signed with this name and dated June 15, 1530, relates to the removal of some trees from the main square of Albi: incipit, "L'an vc xxx et xv jorn del mes de Junet foret bayla la comysye as ysols ... tres peyre par mus urai toblar." Vaurelha was the author of a "journal" of civic events in Albi between 1489 and 1552, some 30 folios long, of which this note forms a part. In this manuscript's original binding (and at least as late as 1890; see Portal, C. "Notes d'un bourgeois d'Albi au XVIe siècle", Revue historique, scientifique, et littéraire du Département du Tarn 8 (1890-1891), pp. 229-237, where these notes are described in some detail), the Traité was preceded and followed by a large number of leaves (no longer included with the present, unbound manuscript), on which Vaurelha recorded his journal in the mid-sixteenth century. 3. Owned by M. de La Tour in 1890 (Portal, 1890-1891, p. 229). Purchased for Bryn Mawr college from the Howard Lehman Goodhart Memorial Fund
- 15th century
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Table of contents
- fol. 1r — Traité de la vanité des choses mondaines; incipit: Semblance radieuse figure et clere ymaige de dieu en trinite; explicit: Laquelle nous soit par luy octroye et donnee doulcement. AMEN.
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Section: Traité de la vanité des choses mondaines
Decoration: Illuminated panel border in outer margin
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Decoration: Ownership note, Frances Vaurelha in Occitan: "L'an vc xxx et xv jorn del mes de Junet foret bayla la comysye as ysols ... tres peyre par mus urai toblar."