Châlons-en-Champagne, Archives départementales de la Marne, 3 J 141

[Part 1]

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General information

Folio notes:Bifolium used to bind a 'Registre / des baulx a ferme / des heritages appartenant / a la fabrique de N(otre) Dame / et autres Marchés' (title on f. 3r).
LanguageFrench - Unspecified localisation or influence
Approx. date?1375 to 1425
Date notes'XIVe siècle' (Samaran 1955, 242). The hand (e.g. b-shaped 'v' in initial position) and orthography (e.g. 'scay', 'ceulx', 'moy', 'dessoubs') would point towards the later part of that century, or the early 15th c.
Place(s) of production
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] uassent apie ne desgarnís de vos armes /
Explicit[f. 2vb] traist tantost la demoíselle auers tristram . et /


Condition:Roughly cropped and folded for use in a binding. The external pages (ff. 1r and 2v) are particularly worn, with some text illegible.


Quire structure:The central bifolium of a quire.
Quire marks:no quire marks
Catchword disposition:none

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Paragraphs open with pen-flourished initials, alternating red and blue (with decoration in an opposing colour).
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 1v
Page dimensions368x295 (mm)
Justification308x205 (mm)
25mm between columns
Column ruling present in brown (Ink )
Line ruling present in brown (Ink )
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Formata
ScriptNorthern textualis
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 2vb
Date?1375 to 1425
Scribe description:A very neat book hand of the late 14th c. or early 15th c., displaying the following traits: box 'a'; forked and levelled ascenders; round 's' in final position; 't' in final position with a vertical hairline hanging from the end of its cross-stroke; b-shaped 'v' in initial position; dotted 'y'. Very few abbreviations (limited to end of line).