Single leaf from the so-called ‘Carondelet Breviary’, an illuminated manuscript, in Latin, on vellum, commissioned in 1458 by Etienne Carondelet, a canon of the Church of Nore Dame in Dôle, from the scribe Jean d’Aussert
[France (probably Paris, just perhaps Dôle), 1458]
Double column of 29 lines of late gothic bookhand, each 190 by 140mm., with folio number ‘cccc’
The parent manuscript was sold complete at Sothmann in Amsterdam, on 28 February 1985, and then broken up. Another leaf appeared at Sotheby’s, 8 December 2015, lot 5e, and folio 206 from the volume is now in the Catharijneconvent Museum, Utrecht.
ex Roger Martin of Grimsby, his MSS. 462 and 328.
The naming of the parent codex ‘the Carondelet Breviary’ in the Sotheby’s catalogue is problematic as another much more important manuscript already had already been given that title by the same auction house two decades earlier (see Sotheby’s Ritman sale, 6 July 2000, lot 29).