The Book of the Duke of True Lovers: Now First Translated From the Middle French of Christine De Pisan (Classic Reprint)

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The ms. In the British Museum has also had an interesting and chequered career. It was originally presented by Christine de Pisan to Isabelle Of Bavaria, the queen Of Charles VI. Of France, whose books and mss. Were, in 1425, acquired by John, Duke of Bed ford, Regent of France. It is more than probable that this ms. Was amongst these and was brought to England, for the various signatures on the enclosing parchment would certainly seem to indicate that this was the case. Late in the fifteenth century the ms. Was sold to one Of the most celebrated bibliophiles Of the day, Louis of Bruges. After this, there is a blank in its history, until, in the seventeenth century, we find it once more in England, in the possession of Henry, Duke of Newcastle, Whose grand-daughter married Edward Harley, Earl of Oxford, the founder Of the splendid collection of mss. And books purchased in 1754 for the British Museum, and now known as the Harleian Collection.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - De Pisan Christine


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780266720591

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm

Page Count - 174


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9781331755449

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1 cm

Page Count - 176

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