Category:De casibus (Paris, ca. 1475)
MS 268 GIOVANNO BOCCACCIO: DES CAS NOBLES HOMMES ET FEMMES. TRANSLATED BY LAURENT DE PREMIERFAIT
MS in French on paper, Paris, ca. 1475, 508 ff. (-6), 37x26 cm, 2 columns, (27x19 cm), 41-42 lines in a distinguished lettre bâtarde, headings in red, 2-line illuminated initials in burnished gold on red and blue grounds with white tracery, 3-to 4-line initials in red and blue with coloured flowers on burnished gold grounds, 5 very large (average 11,5x18,5 cm,) miniatures in arched compartments, with full borders of flowers, fruit and gold ivyleaves on hairline stems, by a workshop associated with Maître François.
Binding: France, 16th c., pigskin over wooden boards, sewn on 5 double cords, rolltooled, stamped with roundels of Hus, Luther, Erasmus and Melanchton and others.
Provenance: 1. Gyrard Laurens, France (ca. 1475); 2. Louis Malet, Lord of Graville, Admiral of France (d. 1516, until 1518); 3. Anne de Graville, poetress (from 1518); 4. Claude d'Urfe, l'Abbatie, le Forez (17th-18th c.); 5. Duc de la Vallière, Paris (from 1776); 6. Montjoye; 7. Sotheby's 13.7.1977:44; 8. Sotheby's 6.12.1988:46; 9. Sam Fogg, Cat. 12(1989):22.
Commentary: The text is Premierfait's 2nd version completed in 1409, dedicated to Jehan Duc du Berry. About 60 illuminated copies survive. This text belongs to group "A" in Carla Bozzolo's stemma of textual variants.
Exhibited: The text is Premierfait's 2nd version completed in 1409, dedicated to Jehan Duc du Berry. About 60 illuminated copies survive. This text belongs to group "A" in Carla Bozzolo's stemma of textual variants. http://www.schoyencollection.com/literatureMedRen.html