Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reginense Latino 1364

Li romans d'Alixandrez (explicit)

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General information

Folio notes:One leaf has been lost between ff. 2-3, ff. 23-4, ff. 197-8, and ff. 228-9.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1250 to 1300
Date notes'seconde moitié du XIIIe siècle' (Langlois 1889, 142).
Place(s) of production
First words of second recto folio[f. 2r] (Et)  de bounes coustumes estruíre (et) ensignier /
First words of last recto folio[f. 138r] A  uarice est mentee (et) largece est ??...?? /
Incipit[f. 1r] Q??ui?? dune Riche estoire / ??u??uet entendre (et) oir /
Explicit[f. 138r] Q  (ui) onq(ue)s ne ioi longement dauenture . / S  un ior letroua blanche lendemaín la??...?? // E  xplicit liromans dalixandrez . // S  aige felon doit on cremír . / S  ot felon doit on hair . / S  ot debonaire deporter . / S  aige debonaíre amer . //


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Average parchment, sometimes rather thick, with several small holes (e.g. f. 60) and sewn tears (e.g. f. 217). The final folios (from f. 237) are mutilated, and tears affect several other folios throughout, esp. at the corners. Text on ff. 1-2 is partially illegible due to wear.



111 212 311 4-1612 1711 18-1912 2011 215

Quire structure:Regular senions for the most part. Quire 1 has lost its third leaf; quire 3 its first; quire 17 its eighth; and quire 20 its fourth. The final quire is a trinion lacking its final leaf.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (11)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:The text opens on f. 1r with a puzzle initial (height: 9 lines) in red and blue, with the flourishing extending into the margin. Smaller puzzle initials (height: 4 lines) are present on ff. 46v and 219r. Laisses are marked by plain red initials (height: 2 lines). Red ink is also used to highlight majuscules and for line-fillers.
Evidence of readership:Pen trials in the margins of several folios, e.g. f. 35r. On f. 240r, in a 15th-c. hand, a note addressed to a certain Huet from Colin Baillet of Montargis. On f. 240v: moralising verses.
Foliations description:Arabic numerals in black ink in the upper right corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1Typical verse layout, with horizontal through-lines (2 lower, 2 upper, 2 mid). The ruling is mostly very faint.
Page sampled107r
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions190x124 (mm)
Justification150x87 (mm)
namm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (7) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (7) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
RubricationOpening rubric on f.1r illegible.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom 1r to 32v
Date?1300 to 1360
Scribe description:A neat northern bookhand displaying the following traits: 2-compartment 'a' (upper bow open or closed); ascenders adorned with bars or serifs; 'g' with an angular lower lobe; use of 'i' and 'j' with ticks to distinguish multiple minims; tall, round and trailing 's' all found in final position; both 'u' and 'v' employed in initial position; tironian 'et' with (and occasionally without) a bar.
NotesHalf-way down f. 8r, the script becomes notably smaller, but may still be attributed to the same hand. This hand also responsible for ff. 174v-176r.

Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom 32v to 174r
Date?1300 to 1360
Scribe description:Smaller than the first hand. Mostly uses tall 's' in final position, and 'u' in initial position.
NotesAlso responsible for ff. 176r-239r.


DescriptionNote on f. 240r by Colin Baillet, who says he is writing in Montargis.
Date?1400 to 1499
PlacePlace object (194)
OwnershipPerson object (105)