Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 1635

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General information

Approx. datec. 1300
Date notesBased on the script with two-compartment 'a' with open upper compartment but also occurences of closed upper compartment and round 's' in final position.
Place(s) of productionBurgundy or Lorraine
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] C  ar li maux fruiz ist de male ante .
First words of last recto folio[f. 84ra] Ne la tres douce dame
Incipit[f. 1ra] En nom de dieu lesperite / Qui troibles est en traite /
Explicit[f. 84vb] O  r se garde or se marie / Mais nen dites se bien non / L  i roix no sofferroit mie . / E x pli cit


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Medium quality vellum with few holes (f. 5) and stitches (f. 3, f. 32, f. 60). The folios are not all the same size. In many cases the edges of the skin coincide with those of the leaf (f. 36, f. 37, f. 38, f. 39, f. 40, f. 59, f. 62, f. 69, f. 70, f. 78, f. 79, f. 84). In good condition. Folio 70 is mutilated in the lower outer corner.



1-58 66 7-108 96

Quire structure:This part of the manuscript mainly consists of quaternions. Quire 6 (f.41 to f. 46) and the final quire (f. 79 to f. 84) are sexternions.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (42)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (10)

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:Each text starts with a puzzle initial (height: 4 to 6 lines) extending into blue and red j-borders. The text is preceded by a titulus in red ink. Directions for these titles in the margin (e.g. f. 82). Further subdivisions are indicated by means of pen-decorated initials (height: 2 lines) alternating between blue and red with flourishings in the contrasting colour.
Evidence of readership:f. 1r: ancient shelfmarks in the upper margin. '1102' and '7633'. f. 10v: lower margin, 15th c. 'xv' f. 19v: lower margin, 15th c. 'lxxii' f. 30v: lower margin, 15th c. 'lxxx' f. 40v: lower margin, 15th c. 'lxviiij' f. 43v: lower margin: drawing of initial 'A' (copy or design?) f. 50v: lower margin, 15th c. 'lxxxvij' f. 61r: annotation in the upper margin 'mon bell' f. 61v: lower margin, 15th c. 'lxxiij' f. 72v: lower margin, 15th c. 'lxx' f. 77r: lower margin, 'in omnib(us)' + mark which also appears on some of the folios.
Foliations description:Modern foliation in arabic numerals in the upper right corner of the recto.

Mise en page

Description 1Seperate column for the majuscule letters at the beginning of the verseline. Horizontal throughlines frame the first and last lines of the folio.
Page sampledf. 4ra
Page dimensions258x185 (mm)
Justification205x150 (mm)
5mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
RubricationRed ink is used for the pen-decorated initials and rubricated tituli at the beginning of texts.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1ra to f, 84vb
Datec. 1300
Scribe description:Northern textualis with two-compartment 'a' the upper compartment of which is open, but also occurences of closed upper compartment. I-longa in initial position. Round 's' in final position.Litterae elongatae on the first line of the column. Abbreviations include 'p' with crossed descender, crossed tironian note.