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Ms. Codex 781 - Ordre de Saint-Michel - [Statutes and constitution of the Ordre de Saint-Michel]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 781 - Ordre de Saint-Michel - [Statutes and constitution of the Ordre de Saint-Michel]
Author:
Ordre de Saint-Michel.
Title:
[Statutes and constitution of the Ordre de Saint-Michel] [manuscript].
Origin:
[France, between 1469 and 1476]
Physical description:
45 leaves : parchment ; 201 x 144 (150 x 92) mm. bound to 209 x 155 mm.
Summary:
Statutes and constitution of the Ordre de Saint-Michel, detailing the responsibilities of the knights of the order, such as attendance at an annual meeting on the Feast of St. Michael (September 29).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
The date of the order's founding, 1469, appears on f. 33v; on the same page, a slightly later note refers to the position of the prévost maistre des ceremonies, which was instituted in 1476.
f. 1r: "[text] Loys par la grace de dieu roy de France. Savoir faisonz a touz presens et advenir ..."
Foliation: Parchment, ii + 45 + i; [1-45]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 22 long lines; frame-ruled in ink.
Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script.
Decoration: 4-line illuminated initial (f. 1r), gold letter on a red square decorated with gray (once silver?) vines and flowers.
Binding: 19th-century gilt red morocco (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Written in France between 1469 and 1476.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 781
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 781
 
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