Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 757

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General information

LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1350 to 1399
Date notesSee BnF, fr. 756.
Place(s) of productionNaples, Northern Italy
See BnF, fr. 756.
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] Dinad(an) touz appareilliez deioster .
First words of last recto folio[f. 265ra] Biau sire por qoi . dame por q(ue) hastíue volente ne /
Incipit[f. 1ra] OR dit li contes / que q(ua)nt mís(er)e T(ristan) / (et) dynada(n) se fure(n)t / p(ar)tiz delostel dont / il estoient h(er)bergíe /
Explicit[f. 265ra] ca(r) amoreux regars voient toz iors amoreuse uo / lente // Ici fenist les voulleurs damors


Material:Material object (4)



1-8910 10-32337?

Quire structure:Chiefly regular quaternions. Quire 9 (ff. 65-74), a quinion, is an exception.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (70)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (10)

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:See Paris BnF 756. Paragraph initials are occasionally flourished, e.g. ff. 204-6. Partial borders sometimes incorporate birds (e.g. f. 61r), or rabbits and dogs (e.g. f. 97r). An example of the recurring shield against a ground of fleurs-de-lys is found on f. 205r.
Evidence of readership:Signature of Jérome de Monteux after the Tristan explicit on f. 263r. Chapters have been numbered with roman numerals.
Foliations description:Two sets of numberings in black ink and pencil (modern hands) in the upper right-hand corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1Page dimensions from Cigni 2012, 273.
Page sampledf. 142r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions345x240 (mm)
Justification (mm)
mm between columns
Column ruling present
Line ruling present
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 265ra
Date?1300 to 1399
Scribe description:See Paris BnF 756.


DescriptionSignature of 'Hierony(me) de monteux' at the base of f. 263r.
Date?1500 to 1599
PlacePlace object (1)
OwnershipPerson object (93)