¶ Roman des sept sages de Rome (13th–14th centuries) [MS]

October 5, 2017

13th cent., 14th cent.

Roman des sept sages de Rome [and] Le roman de Marques, sénéchal de Rome [and] Le roman de Lorin.

Illuminated manuscript. France, 13th–14th centuries. 212 leaves.

With a lengthy description of the manuscript by Paulin Paris, which is transcribed in James (see below).

Provenance: Baron Archibald Selliere. — Selliere sale, Sotheby, 28 February 1887, lot 933. — Quaritch catalogue, April 1890, lot 186. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 988 (sold to Leighton for £69). — Frank McClean. — Fitzwilliam Museum (179) [McClean bequest, 1904].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 5, no. 82 (£52 10s.). — James, pp. 340–46. — MS catalogue (2), no. 925. — MS catalogue (3), pp. 1–2. —  Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11488).


Sotheby 1898:

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