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L'ystoire et livre de la destruction de Troye la grant (rubric)

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General information

1 frontend papers
Folio notes:At least one leaf is missing from the end of the codex.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1450 to 1499
Date notes'15e s., 2e moitié' (Stutzmann & Tylus 2007, 192).
Place(s) of productionNorthern France
'France (Flandres ?)' (Stutzmann & Tylus 2007, 192).
Table of contentsTable of rubrics ff. 1ra-7rb. The rubrics are numbered (1 to 214), but the scribe has occasionally treated these as folio references by mistake. They do not, moreover, always tally with the rubrics as they occur in the text (Jung 1996, 457).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 8ra] Ci conmance l'ystoire et livre de la destruction de Troye la grant, tanslatee [sic] de latin en françois. Et premierement conmence le prologue. [A]prés ce que j'ay leu et releu et pourveu par maintes fois es livres qui sont es aumaires de monseigneur saint Denis en France (Jung 1996, 457)
Explicit[f. 123vb] mors en la guerre de Troye les gens estoient tous escilliez (Jung 1996, 457)

Related MS

'Les blancs réservés [du ms. B] se trouvent pratiquement aux endroits où le ms. S a des dessins' (Jung 1996, 457).
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Material:Material object (4)




Quire structure:Eight quaternions (ff. I-63), a quinion, a quaternion, a senion, three quinions.
Quire marks:
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Physical description

General illustration:17 miniatures (height: half-page or taller) were planned, but these were never executed. The blank spaces correspond more or less to the locations of miniatures in St Petersburg, NLR, fr. F v XIV 12. For further details, see Jung 1996, 457-9.
General decoration:On f. 1ra, marking the beginning of the table of rubrics, a large initial C in blue, purple, white and gold, with a coat-of-arms (gules a bend or between six shells or). Red initials (height: 2 lines) with guide letters.
Evidence of readership:On f. 1r, the motto 'Jhesus Maria'. On f. Ir: 'De sainct chamond'.
Foliations description:Medieval foliation (Roman numerals) in red ink, and modern foliation in pencil.

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Stutzmann & Tylus 2007, 192.
Page sampledna
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions340x235 (mm)
Justification250x135 (mm)
0mm between columns
RubricationRed ink used for headings and to highlight majuscules.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:None
ScriptScript object (9)
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 123v
Date?1450 to 1499
Scribe description:


DescriptionOwned in the late 15th c. by a member of the de Veyré (or de Veré) family (Stutzmann & Tylus 2007, 193).
Date?1450 to 1499
PlacePlace object (1)