Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce 381

[Troie fragments]

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General information

Folio notes:3 mutilated parchment fragments, from 2 different folios, remounted onto 2 paper leaves (ff. 4-5).
LanguageLanguage object (44)
Approx. date?1250 to 1299
Date notes'L'écriture est du XIIIe siècle' (Jung 1996, 320).
Place(s) of production
First words of second recto foliona
First words of last recto foliona
Incipit[f. 4ra] M  ais nest pas bel nen q(ui)er ment(ir) / N  eio nel voel mie soufrír /
Explicit[f. 5vb] D  olor ot g(ra)nt (et) ire //


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Damaged from being used in a binding (roughly trimmed, holes, stains, etc.), though much of the text block remains legible.




Quire structure:na
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (18)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:Space was left for initials (height: 2 lines), but these were never executed. Guide initials, however, are present.
Evidence of readership:none
Foliations description:The 1st and 3rd fragments are numbered 5 and 4 respectively in pencil.

Mise en page

Description 1Jung estimates the justification was 210x150 (Jung 1996, 320).
Page sampledf. 4r (second fragment)
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions222x90 (mm)
Justification (mm)
mm 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 (4)
Folio rangeFrom f. 4ra to f. 5vb
Date?1250 to 1299
Scribe description:Two-compartment 'a' (upper bow open or closed); tall 's' used in all positions; 'v' predominates in initial position. In addition to tironian 'et' (with bar), abbreviations include (est), (com/n), (er), etc.