BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 162 France, 1502
Arthelouche de Alagona, etc.
1. ff. i recto - ii recto Several notes and pen trials; f. ii verso:
coat of arms (partially effaced) and inscription (see below).
2. ff. 1r-37v Sensuit ung petit liuret fait et compouse par messire
Artelouche de alagonne seigneur de meirargues conseillier et chamberlan
du roy de cecille...[text:] Austour et tersol naist an region
chaude...et aux mues tous le xv Jours. Et aux sors tous les xx Jours.
Deo gracias. Si finist le present liure de faulconnerie lequiel se
nomme Artelouche, Escript et illumine par Moy Vincent philippon
davignon Lan de grace Mil et V^^c et ij. Et fust acheue en Camarges le
darnier Jourt de septembre de lad [sic] annee. Vray luy seray
Ami [with M composed of a love knot] Philippon.
Text is defective from ff. 32v-33r; leaf missing after f. 32.
First printed in Poitiers in 1567; other editions date from 1585, 1602,
1604 [?], 1607, 1618, and 1621.
3. f. 38r Recipe for curing an asthmatic bird, in It. (later hand).
f. 38v blank
Parchment, ff. ii (original parchment flyleaves) + 38, 175 x 126
(100 x 71) mm. Written in 26 long lines; single vertical and single or
double horizontal bounding lines, full across; ruled in red ink.
I-IV^^8, V^^8 (-1, 8).
Written by Vincent Philippon in elegant upright batarde (see
colophon and below).
One undistinguished miniature (f. 1r), a falconer standing on a
shallow ground, with some blue tinting for sky, set between blue and
red columns with gold highlights; a blue and red band above inscribed
in gold: "VRAI LVI SERAI AMI." A large coat of arms on f. ii verso
(possibly a later addition and now effaced) supported by two angels
with a miter above, in brown ink. One blue and red initial (f. 1r), 3-
line, against a gold ground. 6- to 1-line initials throughout, brushed
gold against blue or red grounds; line-endings, blue or red with gold
highlights. Rubrics throughout.
Binding: s. xvi-xvii. Original sewing on three tawed, slit straps
laced in and out of the boards. The spine is square. Covered in brown
calf, blind-tooled with vertical lines of square and diamond shaped
tools in a border of flowers in squares. Two ribbon fastenings. The
upper board is broken down the center and sewn together. Half the lower
board, endbands, ties and leather around the edges of the boards
Written and illuminated in Camargue in 1502 by Vincent Philippon
d'Avignon who also produced Paris, B. N. fr. 2005 (1509) and Arles,
Bibl. mun. 133 (1521); cf. MSS dates, v. 6, p. 35, pl. 159. Early
inscription on f. ii verso with arms: "Francischus Fauzonus episcopus
mon^^lis Pertuis [?]"; this does not appear to be the same person who
added art. 3 on f. 38r. Purchased from E. Nourry, Paris, by David
Wagstaff; his gift to Yale in 1944.
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 2, p. 1902, no. 8; Faye and Bond, p. 36, no.
J. Thiebaud, Bibliographie des ouvrages francais sur la
(Paris, 1934) v. 1, p. 46.
Barbara A. Shailor