Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vaticano Latino 14740

[Tristan fragments]

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General information

Folio notes:Damaged bifolium conserved in guardbook of fragments taken from bindings.
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1300 to 1399
Date notes'XIV secolo' (Radaelli 2004, 187).
Place(s) of productionNorthern Italy
'Mano italiana' (Delcorno Branca 1998, 57); 'ambiente centro (nord) peninsulare' (Radaelli 2004, 188).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 48ra] Q  uele me meine si a sa tor . / Q  ue ge sui serf ele est seigno(r)
Explicit[f. 49vb] James au / tre ior ne uerrai . hui en cest //


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Fairly thick parchment. The bifolium was roughly trimmed for use in binding, with consequent loss of text in the upper part of both folios. Part of the outer column of f. 48 is also missing. Most of the small holes have been repaired. The remaining text is almost entirely legible.




Quire structure:Outer bifolium of a quaternion.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (21)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (9)

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Paragraphs marked by initials in red ink (height: 3 lines) with flourishing in blue.
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:The two folios are stamped 48 and 49 in the lower right corner of the recto.

Mise en page

Description 1Data for justification and number of lines provided for the folio in its present state. The first 8 lines of f. 48ra are in verse and presented as such.
Page sampledf. 49r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions240x182 (mm)
Justification165x109 (mm)
12mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (7) (RulingMaterials object (1) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (7) (RulingMaterials object (1) )
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom 48ra to 49vb
Date?1300 to 1399
Scribe description:A regular hand, displaying the following traits: two-compartment 'a' (open upper bow); ascenders with occasional serifs or forks; rücken 'g'; tall 's', trailing 's' and round 's' in final position; 'u' in all positions; 3-shaped 'z'. Abbreviations include tironian 'et' (without bar), 'com', 'qui', 'que', and 'de'.