{unspecified}, Private collection, X (ex-Rothschild)

[Part 2]

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General information

LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1350 to 1370
Date notesCf. Leonardi et alii 2014, 48.
Place(s) of productionVeneto
Part 2 contains the only known example of franco-venetian prose arthurian text. See Leonardi et alii 2014, 289-297 and the linguistic study by Claudio Lagomarsini, ibid., 315-322.
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio[f. 79ra] che lyanor se fayt
Incipit[f. 76rb] [E]n tel maniere come / [j]e uos cont da pois / che la dame de malo / hat aue fait dande ho / nor a mon segnor le / roy artus quant elle /
Explicit[f. 79rb] lasa le (con)te aparler delebon ch(eualie)r che lach / est apelle eretornes a le damisel tristan / p(or) contier deluy laistoria ueraxie. Amen. /


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Apparently good conditions. A decorated initial at f. 76r was cut off.




Quire structure:Part 2 occupies the last 3 ff. of the last quire of X. At f. 79vb, a later hand (possibly a 17th c. hand) wrote Fl : 11 : 6 : c, that Gabriella Pomaro and Lino Leonardi interpreted either as "quire 11 has 6 folios" or "11 quires + 6 folios", even if the first option seems more likely. Cf. Leonardi et alii, 290.
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Physical description

General illustration:Not illustrated.
General decoration:The copyist employed standard non decorated majuscules for marking the beginning of the paragraph and left no space for decorated initials. Simple initials without pen flourishes were added in the right margin of the columns, and they double the majuscules. Line fillers as in Part 1.
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Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampled78v
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions475x315 (mm)
Justification363x220 (mm)
20mm between columns
Column ruling present
Line ruling present
Writing above top line?False
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Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom 76rb to 79vb
Date?1350 to 1360
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NotesDate and location by Gabriella Pomaro and Teresa De Robertis, cf. Leonardi et alii 2014, 293.