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Moral and religious treatises, written in 1475 at Ghent by D. Aubert

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MS. Douce 365

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Comprises:
  1. (fol. 1) '... Vng beau traittie iadiz compile par maistre Iehan Larson [Gerson] ... intitule Labbaye du Saint Esperit.'
  2. (fol. xvii) '... Vng traittie qui demoustre comment Ion doibt tout son temps ordonner ... et le compilla saint Pierre de Luxembourg, puis lenuoia a vne sienne suer.'
  3. (fol. xxiii) '... Le liure que saint Pierre de Luxembourg compilla, puis lenuoia a sa suer pour la retraire de lestat mondain': beg. 'Quant ie regarde.'
  4. (fol. lxiii) '... Vn moult bel traittie lequel traittera rondement fonde sur bons aduertissemens et bien moraulx ...', in 12 chapters: prol. beg. 'Ly sensierent aucuns aduisemens.'
  5. (fol. cxv) '... Les douze fleurs de tribulation' by Adam Carthusianus (?): prol. beg. 'A sa chere amie.'
  6. (fol. cxxxix). '... Vng ... traittie quy contient sept admonnestemens du Saint Esperit: ...' or, according to the colophon, 'La garde du cæur et de lame': beg. 'Omni custodia ... A toy ame.'
  7. (fol. clv) '... Le liure de Seneque intitule Des remedes contre les maulz de fortune' (colophon): dedicated by the translator to Philip duke of Burgundy
  8. (fol. clxxi) '... Vng ... traitie intitule Des quatre vertus cardinalz iadiz compile par Seneque ...' (colophon): dedicated by the translator to Jean duc de Berry, son of the king of France (d. 1416)
  9. (fol. cxciii) '... Vng ... traittie ... du deuot docteur ... saint Bernard, appelle Le Miroir des Pecheurs ...'.
A list of contents precedes.

At end 'Cy finent aucuns moult deuots traitties ... lequel volume a este escript et ordonne ... par le commandement de ... princesse ... madame Marguerite de Yorke, duchesse de Bourgoingne ... en sa ville de Gand, ou mois de Mars lan de grace ... Mil cccc soixante et quinze, par Dauid Aubert son escripuain indigne': Margaret of York married Charles the Bold duke of Burgundy in 1468 and died in 1503: she was sister of Edw. IV and Rich. III of England. The third of the four miniatures (fols. i, xvii, cxv, clv) represents her at a prie-dieu, with a coat of arms in the margin: and the scribe is probably depicted in the fourth, arms occurring both in this and the first. The fleurs de lys and furisons or briquets with flames on the binding are badges of Burgundy. See Waagen's Art Treasures (1854) p. 82.

Dates

  • written in 1475 at Ghent by D. Aubert

Extent

277 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 365

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21940

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with four fine miniatures, borders, etc., binding: stamped leather on boards, with metal corners, bosses and clasps lost, contemporary Flemish work, rebacked

Dimensions

15 3/8 × 11 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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