Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce 379

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General information

Folio notes:Two parchment fragments, mutilated from use in binding.
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1300 to 1399
Date notes'Fourteenth century' (Murrell 1927, 89-90, cf. Bogdanow 1977, 289; Delcorno Branca 1998, 54-55).
Place(s) of productionItaly
On palaeographical grounds: 'scribe italien' (Bogdanow 1977, 289).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 117ra] orendroit et ce est une chouse po(ur) q(uo)i / il le doit m(ou)lt amer .
Explicit[f. 118vb] QUant yuai(n)s ??...?? isses ??...?? / leuoit si dist . si mait ??...?? / ueez ci lescuz . quil u ??...??


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Damaged from use in a binding. Most of the remaining text is readable, though f.118v is darkened.


Quire structure:2 singletons, remounted.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (18)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Initials alternating blue and red, with flourishing in the opposing colour (height: 3 lines).
Evidence of readership:Erased, upside-down note in a late medieval cursive in the intercolumnar space on f. 118r.
Foliations description:Foliated 118 and 119 in modern pencil in the upper right corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 117r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions238x152 (mm)
Justification207x152 (mm)
14mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom f. 117ra to f. 118vb
Date?1300 to 1399
Scribe description:Two-compartment 'a' (upper bow mostly closed); uncial-'d' with an almost horizontal shaft; majuscule 'g' above the ruling in all positions; undulating limb of 'h' (resembling 3-shaped 'z'); mixture of half-uncial and uncial 's' in final position. Decorative hairlines are added to the tops of ascenders and to final 'r' and 't'. 'de' often abbreviated to 'd'.