Manuscript, 'Cy apres sont les serimoines et ordonnances qui se appartiennent a gaige de bataille fait par querelle selon les constitucions faictes par le bon roy Phelippe de france...' [Ordinances of Chivalry of Philip IV of France]

Object Title

Manuscript, 'Cy apres sont les serimoines et ordonnances qui se appartiennent a gaige de bataille fait par querelle selon les constitucions faictes par le bon roy Phelippe de france...' [Ordinances of Chivalry of Philip IV of France]

Manuscript, 'Cy apres sont les serimoines et ordonnances qui se appartiennent a gaige de bataille fait par querelle selon les constitucions faictes par le bon roy Phelippe de france...' [Ordinances of Chivalry of Philip IV of France]

Date

c. 1475

Reference

PHIL 1

Level

File

Scope and Content

f. 1r contains a half page miniature of two men in Milanese armour of the second half of the 15th century, with bascinets, fighting on foot with pole-arms, watched by two heralds of arms in tabards with the arms of France and by a judge and courtly spectactors in a decorated stand. A tree on a hill and a distance landscape form the background.

At the foot of the same page are the arms 'france ancient a bordure gules, for Anjou, differenced with a bandlet sinister. The initial letter of each regulation is decorated and there are floral decorations in the margin at the beginning of each main section. Chapter headings are written in red.

Extent

1 manuscript

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Binding 'of about 1530' is of black/brown moroco with a gilt interlace decoration with the same arms as appear on the first page of the manuscript on the front and back covers. The sale catalogue suggests Etienne Roffet as the binder. [Bouchot, Les Reliures d'Art, pl. 28]

There is what seems to be a late 16th - early 17th century ownership note on the last page: 'Boucquet [suisse] demeutant a Yesoudun'.

In the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Ms. 2282, with his book stamp.

19 vellum leaves in a 15th century hand, with f.8 supplied in a ? 16th century hand. 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches (210mm x 140mm).

Access Conditions

Open access

Associations

Creator(s) King Philip IV