Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds français 2181

[Part 2]

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General information

Folio notes:Folio 117 is the additional folio which Jung notes was 'later' added to the middle of the fifteenth quaternion; Jung gives no further precision as to when this might have been (1996, 226). Christine Ruby notes, however, that the hand in which f. 117 (and 16 lines of f. 116v) are written is 'sensiblement contemporaine' with the hand in which the rest of the text is written (Careri et al. 2001, 7).
LanguageLanguage object (44)
Approx. date?1200 to 1250
Date notes'copié d'une main sensiblement contemporaine' (Careri et al. 2001, 7).
Place(s) of productionNorthern France
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 116vb] Q(u)i l meprise nene q(ue) fere
Explicit[f. 117vb] Fist meintes / terres essillier


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:The addition of f. 117 was not particularly accurate, the folio in particular has a very irregular shape. The ink is in good condition on f. 116vb, while on f. 117 it is sometimes faded and scraped off.


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Physical description

General description:The mise en texte is similar to that of Part 1. It is very sober with spaces left blank for small initials (height: 2 lines).
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Foliations description:f. 117 is foliated as in Part 1.

Mise en page

Description 1The text of Part 2 is not written above the uppermost line. Moreover, f. 117 has only 32 lines per column on the recto and 28 lines on the verso. The scribe wrote only three lines of verse over the last six ruled lines of the last column (f. 117vb). See Jung 1996, 226.
Page sampledf. 117r
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
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Column ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (4) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Writing above top line?False
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Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom 116vb to 117vb
Date?1200 to 1250
Scribe description:Comparable to the hand that copied Part 1 (cf. Careri 1991, 7).