Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 301

Le dernier volume de la fleur des hystoires

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General information

Folio notes:The last four folios are blank, but ff. 295-6 have been ruled.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. datec. 1400
Date notesJung 1996, 552
Place(s) of productionParis
Jung 1996, 552
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio

Related MS

This MS is a direct copy of British Library Royal 19 D 1.
RelationshipType object (10), RelationshipType object (12)Manuscript object (104)
Manuscript object (99)


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Physical description

No. of illustrations:228
General illustration:This manuscript is a direct copy of British Library Royal 20 D 1 and reproduces the overwhelming majority of its miniatures, including the half-page and full-page illustrations. There are, however, some differences; see Jung 1996, 554-5 for details. Where Royal 20 D 1 often has illustrations which illustrate several scenes, this manuscript selects just one to reprise. According to Jung, there are different miniatures on f. 121v, 125 v, 139r, 144v, 152v. These supplementary miniatures are all in Prose 5, the episode concerning the return to Greece and in the Landomata section.
General decoration:There is extensive marginal decoration on f. 1r, a three-quarter page illustration. Otherwise miniatures have only sparse border decoration, with a few exceptions (e.g. 102r, where there is an extensive foliate border extending from an historiated initial through the central column). There are historiated initials throughout.
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Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions380x280 (mm)
Justification240x175 (mm)
mm between columns
RubricationRubrication is present throughout.
Writing above top line?False
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Level of Execution:Execution object (3)
ScriptScript object (6)
Folio rangeFrom to
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