Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 1631

L'istoire de la destruction de la grant Troye (explicit)

General information

Folio notes:Three folios are missing from the beginning, as well as six folios after f. 78. This part contains only Prose 1 of the 'Troie'.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date20-9-1485
Date notesThe colophon on f. 82v reads: 'Et fut acomply parfait / finy et acheue la vigile saint mathieu Lan mil CCCC iiijXX et cínq'.
Place(s) of production
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] ment calcas les fist a force demourer . Si vous dirons apres /
Explicit[f. 82v] Mais a este la vraie histoire au vray translatee et cy escripte / par droit compte comme je lay trouuee sans y couurir nulle / menconge en telle maniere que nul ny pourroít riens adious / ter qui pour verite deust estre tenu Et fut acomply parfait / finy et acheue la vigile saint mathieu Lan mil CCCC iiijXX / et cínq // Cy fíne listoire de la destruction / De la grant troye . //


Material:Material object (1)
Watermark:Quires 1-3: letter G (Briquet 8215); and three fleurs-de-lys mounted by a star and letter 'e' (Briquet 1729). Quire 4: sun (Briquet 13907). Quires 5 and 6: star (Briquet 6056). Folio 69: mermaid (Briquet 13862). Folios 80 and 82: crowned star (resembling Briquet 6113). See Roach 1977, 205.



113 2-516 62 73

Quire structure:Regular octonions, though quire 1 wants its first three leaves, and quire 6 wants six after its first leaf.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (21)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (4)

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:Chapters begins with plain red initials (height: 2 lines). The chapters starting on ff. 3v and 10v are exceptional insofar as they are marked by larger red initials (height: 3 or 4 lines), with a few words of the subsequent text in a display textualis.
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:Modern foliation in the upper right-hand corner of recto sides. Traces of medieval numbering, e.g. upper right of f. 15 (xviij).

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Roach 1979, 205.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions280x200 (mm)
Justification223x145 (mm)
mm between columns
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (9)
Folio rangeFrom 1r to 82v
Scribe description: