Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, N I 2 Nr 83

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General information

Folios4
Folio notes:Two bifolia.
LanguageFrench - English localisation or influence
Approx. date?1175 to 1199
Date notes'fin du XIIe siècle' (Meyer 1889, 70).
Place(s) of productionEngland
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] Ker es forez (et) es montaignes (Meyer 1881, 73)
Explicit[f. 4vb] L'un fu de lede precios, / L'autre de jaspe vert (et) ros. // (Meyer 1881, 87)

Material

Material:vellum
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Structure

Collation:
Quire structure:Two bifolia.
Quire marks:
Catchwords:
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General illustration:none
General decoration:Paragraphs marked by plain or minimally decorated initials (height: 2 lines).
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:Modern arabic numbering in the upper right corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Jung 1996, 308.
Page sampledf. 2r
LayoutVerse
Page dimensions290x188 (mm)
Justification245x129 (mm)
Columns2
mm between columns
Lines52
Rubrication
Writing above top line?False
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Hand(s)

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptNorthern textualis
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 4vb
Date?1175 to 1200
Scribe description:An angular hand of the late 12th c. Traits include: two-compartment 'a' (upper bow open); ascenders occasionally with serifs; 'd' with a vertical shaft; both straight and round 's' in final position; 'u' in all positions; and 2-shaped 'z'. Abbreviations includeuncrossed tironian 'et'. Accents have sometimes been added, e.g. 'espée', 'ó aigleaus' (f. 2ra).
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