Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS fr. 2258

Military Ordinances Facsimile Edition

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This luxurious manuscript of Military Ordinances, which comprises descriptions of ceremonies and edicts for trial by combat, was made in Paris around 1460-1465 for François II, Duke of Brittany. The rules for a duel, which the text claims were put in place by Phillip IV, King of France, are illustrated with eleven half-page miniatures by the Master of Jean Rolin that demonstrate each phase of such ritualized combat with figures in full chivalric regalia before an energetic audience.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Military Ordinances": Libro de los torneos. Ceremonias y ordenanzas facsimile edition, published by Club Bibliófilo Versol, 2019

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Libro de los torneos. Ceremonias y ordenanzas

Madrid: Club Bibliófilo Versol, 2019

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • Limited Edition: 350 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Military Ordinances: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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