Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale, O.33

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General information

Folio notes:ff. 2ra-137rb: Prose 3 of the Troie, including Landomata (ff. 136ra-137rb).
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1400 to 1499
Date notes'XVe siècle' (Vielliard 1988, 504; cf. Jung 1996, 500).
Place(s) of productionNormandy
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 2ra] Raison et droitture, puis que souvent en sommes en matere, que nous disions la cause et la raison pourquoy Troye la grant fu destruitte (Vielliard 1988, 506)
Explicit[f. 137rb] Cy vous ay maintenant menee affin la vroye histoire de Landomatha, filz de Hector de Troye. Icy fenist l'istoire de Landomatha, filz de Hector de Troyes. (Vielliard 1988, 508)


Material:Material object (4)



1-168 178?

Quire structure:Quaternions for the most part.
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (4)

Physical description

No. of illustrations:1
General illustration:One miniature on f. 2ra, depicting Hercules and Jason aboard the Argo.
General decoration:The text of the 'Troie' opens on f. 2ra with a gold initial against a blue and red ground. Subsequent paragraphs are marked by initials (height: 2 lines), alternating blue and red, with flourishing in the contrasting colour.
Evidence of readership:Marginal drawings, especially of sirens and male figures, e.g. ff. 50, 70. f. 76, in a 15th-c. hand: 'Le livre apartien a Nicollas Ouyn demourant Rouen a la rue Escueve' (Vielliard 1988, 505). f. 135vb, after the explicit to the 'Troie' proper, the arms and motto of Antoine de Marest d'Alge, dated 1595 (Vielliard 1988, 505). f. 2r: 'Monasterii Fiscanensis 136' (Vielliard 1988, 505).
Foliations description:Modern foliation in pencil.

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Vielliard 1988, 504.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions250x175 (mm)
Justification180x130 (mm)
mm between columns
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (3)
ScriptScript object (7)
Folio rangeFrom 2ra to 137rb
Date?1400 to 1499
Scribe description:


DescriptionAntoine de Marest seems to have acquired the MS from Fécamp Abbey (Vielliard 1988, 505).
Date?1550 to 1595
PlacePlace object (157)
DescriptionOwnership mark of Nicolas Ouyn, 'demourant a Rouen', on f. 76r.
Date?1400 to 1499
PlacePlace object (118)
DescriptionArms and motto of Antoine de Marest d'Alge, dated 1595.
PlacePlace object (157)
OwnershipPerson object (110)