Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, nouv. acq. françaises 10053

Le liure de orose co(m)mencant / a la creacion du monde //

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General information

Folio notes:One additional folio is used as flyleaf at the front.
LanguageLanguage object (43)
Approx. datec. 1460 to 1500
Date notesThe type of watermark frequently occurs in paper used in the Low Countries and Germany c. 1460 to 1490.
Place(s) of productionFrance
Possibly Central France.
Table of contentsList of rubrics on ff. 2ra-8rb. Each titulus is preceded by a paragraph mark in red ink. No chapter numbers or references to folios. The rubrics for the Orient and Thebes sections do not appear in the list. The rubrics jump from the story of Joseph to the 'Greeks and Amazons'. The final rubric in the list refers to the destruction of Thebes. In the text, more spaces have been provided for rubrics than there are titles in the list. Additionally, not all rubrics have been completed.
First words of second recto folio[f. 3ra - ToC] Encore de Nem / [f. 10ra] lui monstra touttes /
First words of last recto folio[f. 187ra] taigne Oetha des /
Incipit[f. 2ra - ToC] Cy commence la / table du liure de / Orose qui est de la / sainte escripture / commencant a la / creacion du monde / Et fut du temps  / mons(eigneur) saint augu / stin et saint jheros / me dont orose fut / moult ayme // Le premier chapi / [f. 9ra] Cy commence le / liure que translata / Orose noble orate(ur) / selon la sinte es / cripture commen / cant a la creacion / du monde . Et fut / ceste translacion fai / te lan iiijc et iij du / temps saint augu / stin et saint jheros / me desquelz il fut / moult amez . car il / estoit bon clerc ne / despaigne / quant dieu / eust fait / le ciel la / terre et les / eaues doulces et sa / lees le souleil la lu / ne et les estoiles et / il eust a chacun com / mande selon son or / dre quil seroit que / le souleil par sa / grant clarte enlumi / nast tout le monde / et la lune et les es / toiles rendissent /
Explicit[f. 187ra] nom Ipolitus Et ung aultre dune damoiselle no(m)mee / Phedra et le filz / Amphilotus Et / de plus nen fait / mencion listoire / Et pour ce fe / rons icy fin a cestui / petit uolume fait / et compris selon / la sainte escriptu / par orose noble / orateur // Cy fine le liure / de orose noble ora / teur quil composa / du temps mons(eigneur) / saint Augustin //


Material:Material object (1)
Watermark:Three lilies in a coat of arms, crowned with a letter below, height: 88mm, width 39mm, width between chainlines 40mm.
Condition:In good condition.


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Physical description

General description:The story of Hercules at the end of the Greeks and Amazons section is abbreviated, and also presents added information on the descendants of Hercules and Theseus.
General illustration:None.
General decoration:The text opens with a larger pen-decorated initial (height: 4 lines) in red ink with flourishings in blue ink. Subdivisions are generally (but not always, cf. above) introduced by a rubricated titulus which is followed by a simple initial (height: 2 lines). Paragraphs are marked by paraphs in red ink. In the text, litterae notabiliores, e.g. occurring at the beginning of a clause, are flagged by a dot of yellow ink. On f. 47v, a passage in Latin is underlined in red ink.
Evidence of readership:Ex-libris (Anne de Graville, 1521) on the flyleaf at the front of the manuscript.
Foliations description:Modern foliation in arabic numerals in the upper right corner of the recto.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 187r
Page dimensions277x190 (mm)
Justification200x140 (mm)
18mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
RubricationRed ink is used for initials, paragraph signs, tituli and explicit.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (7)
Folio rangeFrom f. 2ra to f. 187rb
Datec. 1475 to 1500
Scribe description:Written by one hand in a cursiva bastarda, close to currens level.


DescriptionAccording to the ex-libris on the last guardleaf at the front, the manuscript was owned by Anne de Graville in 1521.
PlacePlace object (3)
OwnershipPerson object (107)
DescriptionThe manuscript passed to Anne Graville's son-in-law, Claude d'Urfé, whose coat of arms and monogram are on the binding.
Datec. 1540
PlacePlace object (3)
OwnershipPerson object (108)