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Jean Galopes, Le livre dor de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Crist(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Jean de Galopes. Bonaventure
Codicology:Vellum, 263 x 197 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (10.4 x 7.6 in.), ff. 161 + 1, 33 lines to a page. Cent. xv early, in a rather current French hand: good ornaments.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 12 (2 leaves of paper follow) 28-218 (wants 8).
Provenance:On the flyleaf (f. iv)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) a partially erased inscription doubtless importing that the book belonged to Henry V. The first part cannot be recovered wholly: what remains I read thus: .. livre fu au. henry le grant (or prince?) deu par sa grace ait mercy de son ame. Amen.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i + 1-2 + 2a + 2b + 3-161 + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Middle French and English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
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Jean Galopes, Le livre dor de la vie de nostre seigneur Jesu Crist(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Le livre dore des meditations de la vie [de] nostre seigneur Iesu Crist selon Bonneaventure [traduit per Jehan Galopes] (Content authored by Nasmith)
f. 1r has border of line and leaf work and the arms of England and France quarterly: also a half-page painting with chess-board ground. On L. Henry in scarlet lined with white, crowned, seated on blue-canopied throne, the hangings sem e with gold S's: on L. of him stand two men in doctoral robes. On R. one in green tunic, with moustache, holding a mace. On R. kneels Jean Galopes in purplish robe, offering his book. The floor is of green and black tiles
An engraving of this, with a description, was published in 1770 by Michael Tyson, M.A., F.S.A., Fellow of the College
1r
Rubric:
Ci commence le liure dore. des meditations de la vie nostre seigneur Ihesu crist. selon Bonneauanture. Et premierement le prologue du translateur
1r
Incipit:
Au tres haust tresfort et tres victorieux prince Henry quint (different ink) de ce nom ... Vostre humble chapelain Jehan Galopes dit
2v
Explicit:
bien viure et bien finez. Amen
After f. 2v is an English version of the prologue, of cent. xvi, on two leaves of paper
3r
Rubric:
Ci commence le prologue de lacteur du liure dore de la vie nostre seigneur Ihesu Crist selon Bonneauanture
3r
Incipit:
Entre les aultres annonciacions des vertus
3r
Large miniature in the initial: red ground with gold flourishing. On L. Bonaventura in Franciscan habit and cardinal's hat holds his book open. On R. a man in a brilliant blue robe with gypciere at his girdle. This is fine work
6r
Explicit:
vueil premier parler
6r
Rubric:
Des meditations des choses lesquelles precedent lincarnacion de nostre seigneur Ihesu Crist
Chapter I. Text begins
6v
Incipit:
Apres ce que par tres long temps
6v
Miniature in initial. Above, the Father half length in sphere with orb. Below, in air, three angels in white interceding. At bottom, three nude souls stand in Hell mouth
On f. 141v is a good drawing of a magpie on a dog's back
Ends
156r
Explicit:
dieu beney et laudable au siecle des siecles a perpetuite. Amen
156r
Rubric:
Ci fine le liure dore de la vie de Jesu Crist compose par Sire Bonneauanture
156v
Table of chapters
At the end (f. 159r) an erasure in which I read Cest liure ... ... de Stafford
An inscription well written in cent. xvi follows
159r
This wasse sumtyme King Henri ye / fifeth his Booke; which containeth / the lyfe of Christ & the psalmes / of the patriarkes and prophetes; the / psalmes of ye prophet Dauid omittid; / Mani excilent notes, thoughe some thinges waienge / the tyme; maye be amendid; Rede Iudge & thanke / God for a better light
On f. 160v is written Salue sancta facies
On f. 161r an erasure. Below it on a scroll
161r
honny soit qi mal y pense
161r
A sketch of Prince of Wales's feathers ? and: loes soyt deus
161r
Also other scribbles, and: xxxiiis iiijd