Statuts de l’Ordre du Saint-Esprit au Droit Désir

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Ms. fr. 4274 (ff. 2-11)

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Statuts de l’Ordre du Saint-Esprit au Droit Désir

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Ms. fr. 4274 (ff. 2-11)

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Alternative titles
Statutes of the Ordre de Saint-Esprit au Droit Désir – Statutes of the Order of the Knot – Institution de l’Ordre du Saint Esprit par le Roy de Sicile et de Hierusalem – Le Regole della Cavalleria – Statuti dell’Ordine del Santo Spirito dal Giusto Desiderio.
Physical features
Codex on parchment, dimensions 360 x 260 mm, 10 ff. In the 18th century it was bound together with a printed book published in 1764 – Mémoire pour servir à l’histoire de France du quatorzième siècle contenant les Statuts de l’ordre du Saint-Esprit au Droit Désir ou du Nœud. The Statuts de l’Ordre du Saint-Esprit is at fols. 2-10. This description refers to the original corpus of the manuscript, consisting only of the Statuts.
Binding
17th-century binding in red morocco-covered cardboard, with gold decorations.
Origin
Produced in Italy – in the royal scriptorium of the kingdom of Naples – in the mid-14th century (1353-1354).
Patronage
Louis I of Taranto (b. 1320, d. 1362) and Joanna I of Naples (b. 1325, d. 1382).
Present repository
The codex is today kept at the BnF in Paris, under the shelfmark MS fr. 4274.
Genre
Chronicles / History / Laws.
Content
Rules of the Order of Saint Esprit au Droit Désir, founded by Louis of Taranto.
Language
French.
Script
Littera gothica rotunda.
Decoration
28 miniatures, 26 decorated initials, decorated borders.
Illuminator
Cristoforo Orimina (b. ?, d. 14th century).
Style
Gothic.

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FACSIMILE EDITION

Le Regole della Cavalleria. Ms. Français 4274

Publisher – Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana – Treccani by concession of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Series – Tesori Svelati.
Limited edition – Edition made in 299 copies marked with hand numbering from 1 to 299. Thirteen off-numbered non-sale copies are reserved for the publisher.
Type of reproduction – Full-size colour reproduction of the entire original document – the reproduction concerns the original corpus of the manuscript, consisting of the Statuts de l’Ordre du Saint-Esprit and not also the printed volume with which it was bound together in the 18th century (see the section «Physical features» dedicated to the description of the original document). The facsimile reproduces the physical characteristics of the original manuscript as closely as possible, with the aim of substituting it in scientific research and in the libraries of bibliophile collectors.
Material – Special aged like-parchment paper.
Binding – Cardboard binding covered in red leather with gold decorations. The binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment. Trimming and composition of the leaves reproduce the profile and structure of the original document.
Commentary – Commentary volume in Italian, size 17 x 24 cm, XI-136 pages, 39 colour plates. Edited by Alessandro Barbero, Marco Cursi, Giovanni Palumbo, Alessandra Perriccioli Saggese. Index: Presentazione; La promozione del potere monarchico nella Napoli angioina: l’Ordine del Santo Spirito e i suoi statuti; Il cod. Français 4274 della Bibliothèque nationale de France: descrizione del manoscritto; Gli statuti dell’Ordine del Santo Spirito e il “francese di Napoli”; Les statuts de l’Ordre di Saint-Esprit ai Droit Désir / Gli statuti dell’Ordine del Santo Spirito dal Giusto Desiderio; Libri e modelli librari nella Napoli di Roberto e Giovanna d’Angiò (1309-1381); Gli statuti dell’Ordre du Saint-Esprit au Droit Désir. Cristoforo Orimina e la committenza libraria degli Angioini di Napoli; Indice delle tavole.
Slipcase – Facsimile and commentary volume are housed in a cardboard slipcase covered in canvas, size 30 x 41 x 5.5 cm.
Certificate of authenticity – The certificate with the copy number is attached to the colophon of the facsimile.
ISBN – 978-88-120-00756-1.

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