Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 24401

L'istoire de Troye (explicit)

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General information

Folio notes:The original f. 1 is missing, as well as folios after ff. 41, 46, 49, 61, 74, 80, 83, and 93. In some cases missing leaves have been replaced by blank folios. Contains only Prose 1 of the 'Troie'.
LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. date?1400 to 1499
Date notes'XVe siècle' (Jung 1996, 474).
Place(s) of production
Table of contentsA table of rubrics is present on ff. 2vb-6vb. It does not include the 'Landomata'.
First words of second recto folio[f. 3ra] fauourable dune partie que / dautre
First words of last recto folio[f. 94ra] que de malle heure fut com / mencee .
Incipit[f. 2ra] aprez que lost fu amasse ne / assemble si nest pas mez / ueille se il y failli .
Explicit[f. 94rb] Cy / pernt fin listoire de troye / faite (et) mise du grec / en latin ainsi co(m)me elle / fut trouuee dont au co(m) / mencem(en)t de ce liure est / faite declarac(i)on Et du / latin translatee en fra(n)cois / veritablem(en)t sans nulle / adicion . // Explicit.


Material:Material object (4)



1-58 64 77 88 94 10-118 126 138 142

Quire structure:Regular quaternions originally. There are leaves missing from quire 6 after its first leaf (f. 41); the third and sixth leaves of quire 7 have been lost (with only f. 47 replaced); the two central bifolia of quire 9 are missing; the central bifolium of quire 11 has been replaced with a blank bifolium; quire 12 is made up of two bifolia, with a blank bifolium inserted between them; and at least one folio is missing from the start of quire 14.
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (4)

Physical description

No. of illustrations:28
General illustration:28 miniatures, column-width or slightly wider, often 16 lines in height. The illustrations on ff. 38ra, 72va, 78va, 82rb, 83rb are incomplete ink drawings. Some of the missing folios will have been illustrated. For further details, see Jung 1996, 476-9.
General decoration:Large decorative initials with foliate infill (height: mostly 4 lines) follow the miniatures. Folios with miniatures are also decorated with partial foliate borders. Minor initials are pen-flourished and two lines in height. Line fillers.
Evidence of readership:Folio 2r bears the ex-libris of the Blancs-Manteaux.
Foliations description:Modern foliation in the upper right-hand corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions305x215 (mm)
Justification189x126 (mm)
12mm between columns
RubricationLong rubrics summarizing subsequent episodes precede the miniatures. Jung notes that the illustrator does not seem to have drawn inspiration from these (1996, 476).
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (3)
ScriptScript object (7)
Folio rangeFrom 2ra to 94rb
Date?1400 to 1499
Scribe description:Features include: single-compartment 'a', looped ascenders, 'f' and straight 's' descending below the baseline, 'g' often with a single horn, open and closed forms of 'v' in initial position. Uncrossed tironian 'et', with other abbreviation restricted to the end of the line.