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Shields of arms, in colour, by the French royal herald Montjoie

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MS. e Mus. 78
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Shields of arms, in colour, by the French royal herald Montjoie:

  1. 'Livre du Roy d'armes Monjoye, des armoiries par luy recuillies. En ce liure, qui contient soixante douze feillets de parchemin, sont pluzieurs armoiries de certains royaumes de l'Europe, des cent cinquante cheualiers de la table ronde, et de pluzieurs dues, comtes, marquis, chatelains, barons, et autres seigneurs et gentilshommes de diuers prouinces des royaumes de France Angleterre et Ecosse ...' with table of contents (fol. 1)
  2. The shields of arms, in colour, begin, 'Galaad, Perseual, Lancelot du Lac ...' (fol. 4)
  3. Between fols. 2-4 has been inserted a treatise addressed to 'mon trescher ... frere prince de Vienne' on Arthurian tournaments, written in a slightly earlier bastard hand, also with shields of the knights of the Round Table, the text beg. 'Done ce que toutes bonnes meurs sont regies par vertus' (fol. 3) and followed by the motto 'Le moien'


  • Creation: Written in the 16th century in France


81 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 78, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 78

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18258


Shields of arms, in colour, by the French royal herald Montjoie

Biographical / Historical

Montjoie was the French royal herald in the 16th century.

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. II, no. 3691

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (225)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1675, by the gift of Christopher Justell's son, Henry Justell. Fol. 3 has 'Ex libris Henrici Justelli'. On fol. i is an obliterated inscription.

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, red leather blind-tooled and stamped with the fleur-de-lys and leopard, illuminated throughout


12 × 9 in.

Shields of arms, in colour, by the French royal herald Montjoie
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