London, British Library, Additional 23929

[Part 2]

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General information

Folios23
3 backend papers
Folio notes:The first folio (f. 64) is the final leaf of the final quire of Part 1. The text ends on f. 86va, and ff. 86 bis, 87 and 88 are ruled but blank (apart from annotations). f. 88 was used as a paste-down.
LanguageFrench - Italian localisation or influence
Approx. date?1375 to 1425
Date notes'late XIVth cent.' (Ward 1883, I:357, cf. Delcorno Branca 1998b, 389; cf. Allaire 2002, 17); 'sec. XIVex - XVin' (Cigni 2012, 258).
Place(s) of productionNorthern Italy, Padua
'Italia nord orientale, forse Padova' (Delcorno Branca 1998a, 53; cf. Allaire 2002, 17; Cigni 2012, 258).
First words of second recto folio[f. 65ra] deulx deubs .
First words of last recto folio[f. 86ra] elle departe celle bataille .
Incipit[f. 64ra] ly moustre . Alon ueoír trista(n) / dit le roy si uerrons come il ly est . / sire uoluntiers dit le scuíer .
Explicit[f. 86va] et se uous ames uostre amour si la gar- / des míeulx aucune fois . Le roy marc / len mercie moult . (et) dit que iamais ne / metra sa fame en telle auenture :- //

Material

Material:vellum
Watermark:
Condition:Very good quality parchment, with creasing half-way down folios.

Structure

Collation:

1-210 35

Quire structure:Two quinternions, followed by a quire of five leaves (the first half of a quinternion?).
Quire marks:bifolium signatures in the lower right-hand corner of the recto
Catchwords:
Catchword disposition:verso of the final leaf of the quire, centred under the writing space

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Space (height: 2 lines) was left for initials at the start of chapters and paragraphs, but these were never added. Guide letters are visible.
Evidence of readership:After the explicit on f. 86va: 'Questo libro ua inanci a / unaltro che comincia / Grant ioie font cil de / leans de la roine iseut / edient ch' uoiremant est / tristan lemieudres ch(eualie)r / de cornouaille'. Sporadic 'nota' marks, e.g. on f. 84va, beside Mark's speech about changing fortunes.
Foliations description:Modern pencil in the upper right corner of recto sides. The foliator skipped f. 86 bis.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 85r
LayoutProse
Page dimensions338x236 (mm)
Justification218x154 (mm)
Columns2
21mm between columns
Column ruling present in brown (Ink )
Lines44
Line ruling present in brown (Ink )
RubricationChapter headings
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:

Hand(s)

Provenance

Description15th-c. Gonzaga binding with 'i più tipici emblemi della famiglia, in particolare dell'età del marchese Ludovico' (Delcorno Branca 1998b, 390).
Date?1400 to 1499
PlaceMantua (City in Northern Italy)
OwnershipGonzaga, Ludovico III, Ludovico III Gonzaga, marquis of Mantua