Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, XIII C 38

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General information

Folio notes:Contains only the 'Troie'. Folio 180r is ruled but otherwise blank.
LanguageLanguage object (46)
Approx. date?1200 to 1249
Date notes'Première moitié du XIIIe siècle' (Jung 1996, 123); 'commencement du XIIIe siècle' (Constans 1912, VI:19). But cf. 'XIVe s.' (Fossier 1982, 467).
Place(s) of production
'Écrit en Itallie' (Constans 1912, VI:19). Perhaps Florentine on the basis of the scripta (Busby 2002, II:607). The orthographical traits listed by Constans, however, would point to the eastern part of the oïl zone.
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] Com Medea par son savoir (Jung 1996, 123)
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] Sallemons nos ansaigne et dit (Jung 1996, 123)
Explicit[f. 179vb] Qui bien avance et monteploie (Jung 1996, 123)

Related MS

'L'emplacement des grandes lettrines [du MS de Naples] [...] correspond, à deux exceptions près, aux lettrines historiées du ms. L1 (BL Harley 4482)' (Jung 1996, 123).
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Material:Material object (4)



1-228 234

Quire structure:22 quaternions, plus a quire of four leaves.
Quire marks:
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Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:Major divisions are marked by large red and blue initials (height: 8 lines), with blue decoration. Minor divisions are marked by red initials (height: 3 lines), also with blue decoration.
Evidence of readership:In the lower margin of f. 168r: 'Augustinus S.e R. E. Diac(onus) car(dina)lis Triul.s et c.s S(anc)ti Hadriani'. Other notes in Italian in the same, or a similar, hand (Constans 1912, VI:20).
Foliations description:Medieval foliation in roman numerals, up to .clxxvij. Folios 78 and 83 are duplicated, and the final folio unnumbered.

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Jung 1996, 122.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions244x164 (mm)
Justification169x112 (mm)
mm between columns
Writing above top line?False
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DescriptionOwned by Agostino Trivulzio (f. 170r).
Date?1517 to 1548
PlacePlace object (1)
OwnershipPerson object (111)