[between 1450 and 1500]
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Watermark: Part I: a letter Y surmounted by a cross, var. Briquet 9183?. Part II: Watermark: mermaid, var. Briquet 13858-13859?.
Script: Each part written by a single scribe, both writing Gothica Cursiva Formata (Bastarda).
Part I: Paragraph marks in red. Headings underlined in red. Majuscules heightened in yellow. Red plain initials (2 lines, on f. 1r 3 lines). Spaces for pictures (mostly half-page to three-quarter page) were provided but not executed. Part II: Headings and paragraph marks in red. Red plain initials (2-4 lines). A small picture (height: 7 lines) was provided but not executed on the first page (f. 68r).
Binding: Eighteenth century. Calfskin over cardboard, the covers simply decorated with a frame of triple blind-tooled fillets. Gold-tooled spine with five raised bands and black leather label with gold-tooled title “LA BUSE / EN / COURT”. Marbled paper endleaves. The two first flyleaves at the end of the book are of the same paper as section I.
The modern pencil foliation is erroneous, as it has successively ff. 36, 37, 36 bis, 38.
Manuscript on paper, composed of two parts. Part I: L'Abuzé en court, a satire on court life in the form of a dialogue, in verse and prose. Part II: Georges Chastellain (c. 1415-1475), Le Temple de Boccace, a continuation to Boccaccio's De casibus virorum illustrium, dedicated to Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England and daughter of René of Anjou (1429/1430-1482), composed 1465.
ff. ii + 119 + iii : paper ; 265 x 190 mm.
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