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General information

Folio notes:Troubadour songbook Sg.
LanguageFrench and Occitan
Approx. date?1350 to 1375
Date notes'troisième quart du XIVe siècle' (Zufferey 1981, pp. xxiii-xxiv).
Place(s) of productionCatalonia
'exécuté par un Catalan' (Zufferey 1981, p. xxiii).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1r] uos toylla . Amors com pus gelos uos desacoylla .
Explicit[f. 126vb] Ne ríen níaít de desonor / Ensi departírent legor . //





18 2-910 108 119 1210 138 143

Quire structure:Mostly quinions. Two distinct parts are discernible (ff. 1-96 and 97-128). The first was made up of ten quinions, followed by a quaternion, but the opening twelve folios have been lost. An inserted folio between ff. 44 and 45 is also now wanting. The second part was made up of two quinions, a quaternion, and an incomplete quaternion. One leaf is missing between ff. 104 and 105, quire 13 has been rebound in the wrong order, and the first two leaves of quire 14 are also wanting. See Zufferey 1981, pp. xxiv-xxvii, and Cabré & Martí 2010, 105-10.
Quire marks:bifolium signatures in the lower right-hand corner of the recto
Catchword disposition:verso of the final leaf of the quire, lower right-hand corner

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Songs begin with decorated initials (height: 4 lines), some incorporating portraits. Stanzas are marked by red or blue paraphs. From f. 39r only the red paraphs were entered. No decoration for the 'Troie' extract. A space (height: 4 lines) was left for the opening initial.
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:Medieval Roman numerals in the upper right corner of recto sides, running XIII to LXX. The modern foliation, also in the upper right corner of the recto, goes from 1 to 128. The latter is used here.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 126v
Page dimensions315x232 (mm)
Justification (mm)
mm between columns
Column ruling present
Line ruling present
RubricationTitles to songs, highlighting of majuscules. None for the 'Troie' extract.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptSouthern semitextualis
Folio rangeFrom 1r to 126vb
Date?1300 to 1399
Scribe description:A carefully copied semitextualis. Traits include single-compartment 'a', use of 'ç', 'd' with a long ascender, tops of 'f' and tall 's' with serifs, rücken 'g', limb of 'h' descending below baseline, trailing 's' in final position, final 't' with vertical hairline descending from end of crossbar, and 'u' in all positions. Little abbreviation, and tironian 'et' is uncrossed.