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Chronique universelle
Text and foliate borders: France, probably Rouen, ca. 1460. Six large miniatures: Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470-1480. Nine small miniatures, blue borders, widow’s knots, monograms, plaques, scrolls, and heraldic arms: France, possibly Rouen, ca. 1519.
MS M.214 I, fol. 3v

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In left margin, monogram A is encircled by knotted cordelière (widow's knotted cord), with ends terminating in tassels, that extends through spiraled scroll inscribed CRAINTE DE DIEU AIES PIETIE DES PAUVRES SOUVIEGNE TOY DE LA MORT. Below, monogram S is encircled by another knotted cordelière. At upper right is a second monogram S, encircled by a knotted cordelière, and at lower right, a second monogram A, encircled by a knotted cordelière.
In center margin, floreate ornament.

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