Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 168

Ci est li livres dou comen / cement dou monde et come(n)t / nostre sires fist adam et eve

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General information

2 frontend papers
1 backend papers
Folio notes:There are missing folios after 79 and 109 at the beginning of sections; this may result from the removal of larger scale miniatures.
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1375 to 1385
Date notes
Place(s) of productionBologna
Oltrogge (1989) draws comparisons with three other manuscripts produced at the workshop of Stefano degli Azii in Bologna: *Bodl. Can. Class. Lat. 257 (1383) *Perugia B 25 *Bologna, archivio di stato, cod. min. 22 (1382) BnF fr. 168 was probably produced in the same workshop, c.1375-85
First words of second recto folioni troubla onques nulle crea / ture
First words of last recto folio??ple que la po cite des??
IncipitQuant dieu / ot fet le ciel / et la terre et / les

Related MS

RelationshipType object (12)Manuscript object (67)

RelationshipType object (13)Manuscript object (47)


Material:Material object (4)



1-38 48-1 5-108 118-1 12-138 148-1 15-228 238-6

Quire structure:Manuscript comprised of 23 quaternions with several lacunae, as indicated above.
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (4)

Physical description

General illustration:Oltrogge (1989) states that the illustration is by a single artist
General decoration:
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:Modern foliations in arabic numerals

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions345x240 (mm)
Justification227x162 (mm)
20mm between columns
RubricationRubrication for chapters present throughout.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (3)
ScriptScript object (13)
Folio rangeFrom to
Date?1375 to 85
Scribe description:Oltrogge (1989, 276) describes the script as littera Bononensis