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Duc de Berry receives the book

Duc de Berry receives the book

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Duc de Berry receives the book, Whole folio The Duc de Berry, seated, receives a book from the translator, Laurens du Premierfait. With him are courtiers, a jester, and a dwarf with a dog and performing monkey. In the background, a carved chimney-piece and settle. Dedicatory letter to the Duke de Berry, beginning with decorated initial 'A'. Borders with foliate decoration, including a shield and banner with the royal arms of England, and a Yorkish rose, perhaps for King Edward IV Image taken from Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes maleureux. Originally published in S. Netherlands Bruges; 1470-1483.

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