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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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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. 19v

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In left margin, monogram S is entwined with knotted and looped cordeli³•re (widow's knotted cord), with ends terminating in tassels, above spiraled scroll inscribed TANT DES PAINE ET PVIS MOUVRIR. Below, monogram A is encircled by another knotted and looped cordeli³•re. At upper right is a second monogram A, encircled by a knotted cordeli³•re, and at lower right, a second monogram S, encircled by a knotted cordeli³•re. In center margin, floreate ornament.

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