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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.1

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.1
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Ιχχχνϋ Habelh of France, and tire arreft of the King of Navarre, which he has inferted in his " Monu" mejits François." Notwithftanding this I believe, that in thefe miniatures, which are not, at thé moil, earlier than the middle of the fifteenth century, the painter has confounded the dreffes of his own age with thofe of the times of which he yas painting the hiftory. We. fee at the beginning of feveral MSS. the author reprefented differently dreffed, fometimes as a canon, with his furplice and aumujfe * ; fometimes in a purple robe, presenting his work to the King of France, or to fome other Prince, feated on his throne, and crowned. The King of England is known by his robe embroidered with leopards ΐΛ the number 8331-2, and the Queen of England in number 15 of Colbert's collections. The mofl antient of all the manufcripts of the firft volume are the numbers 8318 and 833 i 2, r which appear to me to be of the end of the fourteenth century : and though many things are deficient in each of them, their antiquity ought to give them the preference. My opinion is the fame refpeftijig the MS. number 8333Ì being the moft antient of the fécond volume; though it does not feem to me to have been written earlier than the middle of the fifteenth century. The number 8321 is a continuation of number 8320 ; there are fewer * Aumuffe is a fort af bracelet of fur, which canons wear on their arms, when drefled. I cannot find any EngKih by which co tranilate it. f 4 miniatures,


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