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Beinecke MS 94 France, 1396
Compte de la vennerie de Charles VI
Copy of an account book for the hunting expenses of King Charles
VI of France. The account is rendered by Philippe de Courguilleroy [?]
"chevalier maistre veneur du Roy et maistre de ses canes et forestz"
and encompasses November 1395 to 2 February 1396.
Parchment (crude), ff. ii (paper) + 8 + ii (paper partially stuck
together), 339 x 290 (257 x 180) mm. Written in 44 long lines, ruled in
lead. Format varies.
Composed of 8 individual sheets.
Written in a chancery script by a single scribe.
Binding: s. xviii-xix. Brown mottled and spattered calf with a red
Written in France in 1396. Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no.
4365; inscription on f. 1r, mutilated tag on spine) who acquired it
from the bookdealer Royez in Paris. C. F. G. R. Schwerdt (bookplate;
see the catalogue Hunting Hawking Shooting [London, 1928] v. 2, p.
319); his sale (Sotheby's, 12 March 1946, no. 2191). Purchased from
Goldschmidt's by David Wagstaff (bookplate); gift of Mrs. David
Wagstaff in 1946.
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 28, no. 94.
Barbara A. Shailor