London, British Library, Additional 23930

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General information

Folios95
Folio notes:f. 95 left blank, a short inscription on the center: meus d(omi)ne meo.
LanguageFrench - Italian localisation or influence
Approx. date?1300 to 1369
Date notesThe manuscript is generally dated to the 14th c., but Guido Gonzaga's coat of arms on the frontispiece, f. 1r and 27r, provides us with a terminus ad quem, 1369, the date of Guido's death, cf. Veneziale 2015. Cf. also Lathuillère 1966, 48-49; Morato 2010, 18.
Place(s) of productionBologna-Padova, Italy
Veneziale 2015. Cf. also Lathuillère 1966, 48-49; Morato 2010, 18.
First words of second recto folio[not legible (ink faded)]
First words of last recto folio[f. 95r left blank, f. 94ra] et custodientis
Incipit[f. 1r not legible (ink faded), f. 1va] trou bien che tu me feis ia bonte si g(ra)nt
Explicit[f. 94vb] i(n) uita(m) et(er)na(m) . ame(n) amen

Material

Material:vellum
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Condition:

Structure

Collation:

38 (ff.1-24), 12 (ff. 25-26), 710 (ff. 27-95, 2 ff. not numbered between ff. 87 and 88)

Quire structure:Quaternions, a bifolio, quinions.
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Catchwords:
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Two frontispieces, ff. 1r and 27r. 5 big decorated initials at ff. 1r, 27r, 32v, 55r, 79r (cf. Lathuillère 1966, 49).
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampled83r
LayoutProse
Page dimensions340x245 (mm)
Justification244x165 (mm)
Columns2
15mm between columns
Column ruling present in grey (Plummet )
Lines48
Line ruling present in grey (Plummet )
Rubrication
Writing above top line?False
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Hand(s)

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptSouthern textualis (rotunda libraria)
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 94vb
Date1300 to 1400
Scribe description:Several hands, probably from the same workshop.
Notes

Provenance

DescriptionGuido Gonzaga's coat of arms at f. 1r.
Date?1300 to 1369
PlaceMantua (City in Northern Italy)
OwnershipGonzaga, Guido,