Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, 2433

[Part 1]

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General information

Folio notes:1. Roman d'Hector et Hercule (ff. 2-13v) 2. Roman de Troie (ff. 14-215).
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date30-7-1344
Date notesThe copyist dated the manuscript on f. 49v: 'Anno domini millesimo ccc° quadraiesimo quarto indictione duodecima die xxx° julei' (Jung 1996, 86).
Place(s) of productionFlorence
On f. 215rb: 'Qui scrissit scribat semper cum domino vivat / Vivat in celis Lucas filius Boni de Florentia / inomine felix' (Jung 1996, 86).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 2ra] [N]os trovons por escriture (Jung 1996, 86)
Explicit[f. 215ra] Celui gart Dieus et tiegne in joie / Qui bien asauce e monteploie (Jung 1996, 86)


Material:Material object (1)



113 2-314 415 516 6-718 8-1316 1412?

Quire structure:Mostly octonions.
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General illustration:ff. 62v and 63r have less text than most pages, and space was probably left here for illustrations. The same goes for ff. 161r, 161v, 162r, and possibly ff. 113v and 114v (which are entirely blank). See Jung 1996, 88.
General decoration:Space was left for initials (height: 2 or 3 lines), but these were never added, with the exception of the one on f. 172va, which marks v. 24397. Guide letters are, however, present.
Evidence of readership:The crude drawings, mostly in the lower margins, are probably the work of Lucas the scribe, but bear no relationship to the text. f. 1r: ex libris of 'Giovanni figliolo di Franciescho' (Jung 1996, 86). ff. 150v and 151r: the names of 'herri disofunberc' and 'Nicolai di calvenzan' (Jung 1996, 89).
Foliations description:Stamped 1-56 and 58-218 (there is no 57).

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Jung 1996, 85. The number of lines varies from 37 to 43 for 'Hector et Hercule', and from 26 to 40 for the 'Troie'.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions305x216 (mm)
Justification (mm)
mm between columns
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:None
Folio rangeFrom to
Scribe description:
NotesThe scribe names himself as 'Lucas filius Boni de Florentia' on f. 215rb.


Description'Le recto du f. 1 contient dans sa marge supérieure une note du premier possesseur du manuscrit: "Questo libro si è di Giovanni figliolo de Franciescho." ' (Jung 1996, 86)
PlacePlace object (1)
OwnershipPerson object (6)