Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 360 (U.8.28)
Title: Decameron
Date of Creation: Between 1543 and 1544
Place of Creation: France
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Extent and Medium: 1 vol.
Content: La huictiesme Journee du Decameron de Bocace touchant l'amytié de Tite et de Gisippe traduicte en rithme francoyse par Borderye. 1544.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Gironata Decima, Novella Ottava. Tradotta Nella Rima Franchese.
Bertrand de la Borderie's translation of Boccaccio's Decameron, X.8.
Begins - after an address "Au Roy" in eight lines on 1, 2 verso - (2, 1 recto lines 1-7): LA HVICTIESME | Journee du Decameron De Bocace touchant | l'amytie de TITE et de GISIPPE | traduicte en Rithme francoyse | Par Borderye | A [ornamental initial, like the foregoing, gilt] V TEMPS QV'ENCOR | n'estoit par tiltre iuste
Ends (7, 2 recto lines 15-17): T [gilt initial] ant plus croissant que plus elle peult croistre | Fin | 1544 [gilt figures and ornament]
Remarks: On i, 1 recto in a XVII. Cent. hand: ce Livre appartient... | a marie de... | demeurant... (?rue de saint) | Jacques de V... nas parroise (?de saint) | Seuerin.
On 7, 2 verso in a late XVI. Cent. hand: ce Liure appartient a doyen (?) | en (?) cace de perditions dorcy (?) | ies son non fait a par ce | huict aoust mil seng cens | Huis (?) a misy soi, Il- | demeurant Rue Saint.
Borderie (or La Borderie) born in Normandy, 1507, pupil and imitator of Marot, was author of L'Amye de Court (published Paris, 1542).
The present MS. may have been a presentation copy to Francis I. (1544-45), as M. Paul Meyer thinks (Documents Manuscrits... Paris, 1871, p. 119).
[Formerly Q.7.24; Q.7.138].
Physical Description: Bound vol.
Vellum (choice), 6½ x 4½, ff. 36, beautifully written in Italic characters, in double-ruled (crayon) lines of 15 lines, each 4¼ x 2 3/4, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation, address (to the King), title, and initial of lines gilt, margined and ruled with red ink, no marginalia, cropped. Cent. XVI. (1544).
Binding (D. Cockerell & Son, 1954): Vellum. Title in ink on front board and spine.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 286.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: French
Material Type: Poem
Conservation: Original binding: pasteboards (dilapidated), covers (?velvet) gone, back repaired with grey paper as U.7.5, vellum backstraps, gilt edges, title (ink): M.S. Cent. XVI.
Rebound by D.C. & Son, November 1954 - see note tipped at end of volume.
Bibliography: C.H. Livingston, 'Un disciple de Clément Marot: Bertrand de la Borderie', Revue du Seizième Siècle, t. 16 (1929), pp 219-282, esp. pp 246-248 and plate, and text: 'La huictième journée du Decameron de Boccace' (pp 224-282); John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 286-287.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Giovanni Boccaccio 1313-1375
Joannes Boccatius, John Bochas.
binder: D. Cockerell & Son
Bookbinders, London.
provenance: Francis I King of France 1494-1547
translator: Bertrand de La Borderie b.1507
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