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Detailed manuscript information (based on Pierpont Morgan Library Catalogue MSS. 1906, no. 112):
Vellum, measure 8x5.5", 1 + 189 fols, two columns 34 lines. This manuscript contains the Roman de la rose (fols 1-156r), the Testament (fols 158r-189v) by Jean de Meun.
The Duenna is speaking about nature and about the bird from the green wood, which is in the cage.
Long robe over a chemise
Wimple under a pointed hood in the shape of a Phrygian cap
- Inscription on fol. 158: Johannes Marous (ca. 1525)
- Inscription on first folio: Pierre Vischer de Bâle (1773)
- Ex-libris: Bought 20 June 1995 by William Morris
- Inscription on fly-leaf, and ex-libris: Richard Bennett collection, 1897.
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