London, British Library, Additional 25884

General information

1 backend papers
Folio notes:Modern folio numbers, in arabic numerals.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1380 to 1400
Date notesJung 1996, 342.
Place(s) of productionParis
Oltrogge 1989, 269; June 1996, 342.
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio

Related MS

RelationshipType object (12)Manuscript object (53)
Manuscript object (282)
Manuscript object (285)


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Good condition throughout.



12345-1111-139 1415-181920-424344-454647-51

Quire structure:Although quaternions predominate, the quire structure of this MS is irregular. Description taken from Oltrogge (1989, 269), but easily verifiable from the catchwords.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (18)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (14)

Physical description

No. of illustrations:21
General illustration:After a half-page, double-column opening illustration showing the Creation, there are 20 miniatures interspersed throughout the MS. For details see Oltrogge 1989, 270-1. The illustrations are rather rudimentary.
General decoration:The opening page has a simple floral border. Thereafter paragraphs begin with decorated initials (height: 2 lines) alternating red and green, with gold lettering. After illustrations, which are often at the beginning of sections, there are larger decorated initials (height: 5-6 lines), some of which extend into partial borders.
Evidence of readership:There are very occasional marginal annotations or corrections (in French) and notas.
Foliations description:

Mise en page

Description 1This MS has a particularly generous lower margin. The ruling is only faintly visible, and on a very few pages.
Page sampled36r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions368-280 (mm)
Justification236x185 (mm)
20mm between columns
Line ruling present in Colours object (6) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
RubricationChapters are rubricated throughout.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (3)
ScriptScript object (12)
Folio rangeFrom 1 to 385
Date?1380 to 1400
Scribe description:A clear cursive script with the tails of 'f' and straight 's' extending below the base line. Almost no abbreviations. Frequent use of 'y'.