Le Livre de Chasse du Roi Modus

Title:
Le Livre de Chasse du Roi Modus
Library:
Bibliothèque Royale Albert Ier
Language:
French
City:
BRUXELLES (BRUSSELS, Brüssel), Belgium.
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 10218-19
Alternate Names:
Livre du roi Modus --
Origin:
produced for Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy (Philippe le Bon, duc de Bourgogne) -- probably Southern Low Countries
Dimensions:
184 folios (of which only the first 105 concern us here) -- 299 x 205 mm.
Date Description:
1450--1460
Author:
Henri de Ferrieres, c. 1315-1377 -- artist Master of the girart de Roussillon, fl. 1440-1470
Content:
Treatise on hunting: Le Livre de Chasse du roi Modus et de la reine Ratio, written ca. 1370 --
Hand:
gothic
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
decorated initials -- 56 framed scenes -- lovely marginal decoration on fol. 6v only (filigree, foliate, fruit) -- gold is used --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Large ND 3399 .F47 T5 1989 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size color reproduction of the entire text, but partial reproduction of the manuscript (as usual the Roi Modus text is accompanied in the codex by Henri de Fierrieres' Songe de Pestilence) --
Series:
Musee du livre
Publication Date:
1989
Place of Publication:
Paris, France
Publisher:
Club du Livre
Printer:
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz, Austria
Notes:
In addition to introductory material by Dagmar Thoss, the Commentary volume contains the text in modern French (adapted by Gunnar Tilander).
Type of Text:
didactic, moralizing, prose, secular, treatise on hunting, Venatic manual, vernacular, verse