Montpellier, Bibliothèque interuniversitaire, Section médecine H 251

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General information

Folio notes:The first part of the codex is missing: the first leaf was originally f. 98, suggesting loss not only of the beginning of the 'Troie' but also of another text, most likely the 'Thèbes'. A whole quaternion is missing between ff. 96 and 97.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1250 to 1299
Date notes'deuxième moitié du XIIIe siècle' (Constans 1912, VI:17; cf. Jung 1996, 116; and Paradisi 2002, 230).
Place(s) of productionÎle-de-France
'Île de France' (Paradisi 2002, 230).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] Sire, fet el, se Dieu pleüst (Jung 1996, 117)

Related MS

'L'emplacement des lettrines historiées dans le 'Roman de Troie' correspond exactement à celui qu'on trouve dans le manuscrit D (BN fr. 783)' (Jung 1996, 118).
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Material:Material object (4)



1-178 1810 191 20-308

Quire structure:Chiefly quaternions, though the final quire of the 'Troie' (18) is a quinion, followed by a singleton.
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Physical description

No. of illustrations:25
General illustration:Miniatures mark the beginning of the 'Eneas' and the 'Brut'. 23 historiated initials (height: 8 lines) illustrate the 'Troie', the programme bearing a striking resemblance to Paris BnF 783. See: Jung 1996, 118-22.
General decoration:The initials marking chapters of the 'Eneas' and the 'Brut' are decorated rather than historiated.
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:Medieval foliation in roman numerals, beginning .lxxxxviij. (f. 1).

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Jung 1996, 116.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions300x200 (mm)
Justification200x140 (mm)
mm between columns
RubricationRubrics precede the historiated initials.
Writing above top line?False
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