Cambridge, University Library, Additional 7071

[Part 2]

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General information

Folio notes:ff. 269r-273v, 276r-276v, 335r-342v. Three 15th c. additions made to integrate three material lacunae of the original manuscript.
LanguageLanguage object (44)
Approx. datec. 1400 to 1500
Date notesDossier, 1; Roussineau 1996, xliii and xcix; Vinaver 1967, III, 1280.
Place(s) of productionEngland
Dossier, 1; Roussineau 1996, xliii and xcix; Vinaver 1967, III, 1280
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio


Material:Material object (4)


Quire structure:Two bifolios + a single folio (ff. 269-273), a single folio (f. 276), a quaternion (ff. 335-338).
Quire marks:
Catchwords:only at f. 270v
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General illustration:Not illustrated.
General decoration:
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:Three numbering series: 1) cartulation in plummet by a modern hand in the top right corner; 2) cartulation in brown ink by a 15th-c. hand (the same that copied Part II?) in the bottom right corner of the r., under the b column, irregularly present. See also Part1 quire structure; 3) cartulation in brown ink by the same hand at ff. 269-273 and 276, respectively numbered a i, b ii, c iii, d iiii, e v and h viii. This progressive numbering also involves ff. 274-275: two folios belonging to Part 1 that were 'saved' and numbered f vi, g vii (a fourth series, marked in red, emerges here: a ii, a iii, see also Part 1). In the same way, ff. 335-338 are respectively numbered a i, b ii, c iii, d iiii (d iiii has been crossed out). It is possible to make the following hypothesis: a) the hand responsible for 2 and 3 employed a combined system to mark the elements Part I and Part II, as part of a restoration plan; b) Part 2 does not make good a lacuna original to the MS but rather fills a mechanical lacuna; c) the intervention is performed in a very economical way, systematically ordering the elements of the new composite quire in the effort to preserve all that could have been preserved; d) it is likely that initially a further folio belonging to Part 1 was 'saved' and marked a i (the missing element of the red series) and, for some reason, finally discarded.

Mise en page

Description 1Ruled in plummet, first line below the top line of the ruling. Both horizontal and vertical lines are throughlines. The distance between the lines of the ruling is variable and often the lines are not perfectly parallel.
Page sampled272r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions340x225 (mm)
Justification278x175 (mm)
20mm 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 (5)
Folio rangeFrom to
Datec. 1400 to 1500
Scribe description: