French miscellany, ca. 1530-1550
French miscellany of verse and some prose, now unbound, dating from the second quarter of the 16th century and consisting of a large number of ballads and songs, mottoes and sayings, historical and political pieces. Probably once part of a larger miscellany and with French-Flanders linguistic features, the texts reveal an ideological slant that is resolutely pro-Burgundian. The miscellany fits in the Northern "Grands rhétoriqueurs" literary movement, including such authors as Jean Molinet, Nicaise Ladam, and others.The present quires are copied by at least three different hands, if not more. Nonetheless, they seem to have once been part of a same miscellany or anthology of verse and a little prose, now dismembered.
- 1 v . ; 22 cm.
- Purchased for the Mansucripts Division by the Friends of the Princeton University Library, 2013. AM 2013-85.
- Ballads, French‒16th century
- Burgundian language‒Manuscripts
- Folk songs, French‒16th century
- French poetry‒16th century
- Manuscripts, French-16th century.
- Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Manuscripts Division. Princeton MS. 222