Exeter, Cathedral Library, D and C 3529

[Tristan fragments]

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General information

Folios4
Folio notes:4 folios, with 1 folio missing between ff. 1 and 2, and between ff. 3 and 4.
LanguageFrench - Unspecified localisation or influence
Approx. date?1300 to 1349
Date notes'Il a été copié sans doute vers le début du XIVe siècle' (Bennett 1974, 85).
Place(s) of productionNorthern France
Bennett suggests the copyist may have deliberately excised Picard traits found in his exemplum (1974, 87n).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] autres . Cele le fait de faible fort, et de coart le fait hardi (Bennett 1974, 94)
Explicit[f. 4vb] Il entent bien tot clerement que d'une part crient li un vers le chief (Bennett 1974, 104)

Material

Material:vellum
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Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampled
LayoutProse
Page dimensions280x185 (mm)
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Columns2
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Lines35
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Writing above top line?False
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Hand(s)

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptNorthern textualis
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 4vb
Date?1300 to 1399
Scribe description:Extensive punctuation and 'i' with accents rather than dots suggests pre-1400 (Bennett 1974, 85).
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Provenance

DescriptionThe manuscript with which the Tristan fragment is bound was in the library of St Augustine's, Canterbury. The binding is c. 1500, suggesting that 'le "Tristan" appartenait, lui aussi, au même établissement' (Bennett 1974, 85-6).
Date?1400 to 1497
PlaceCanterbury (City in United Kingdom)