Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, 147

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General information

Folios388
Folio notes:ff. 89, 90, 159, 160, and 388v are blank.
LanguageFrench - Unspecified localisation or influence
Approx. datec. 1300
Date notes'Fin du XIIIe siècle' (Vielliard 1975, 46; cf. Jung 1996, 503); 'à la charnière du XIIIe ou du début du XIVe siècle' (Vielliard 2004, 81; cf. Delcourt 2009, 76; and Lancelot-Graal Project).
Place(s) of productionEast France, Southern France
On the basis of the decorative borders, perhaps Paris (Vielliard 1974, 291). 'France (ouest de la Marne?)' (Delcourt 2009, 76). 'Arras, Est ou Sud de la France' (Fabry-Tehranchi 2011, 46; cf. Lancelot-Graal Project).
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] me dist . naies míe poor .
First words of last recto folio[f. 388ra] q(ua)nt cil ot les eulz ouuerz .
Incipit[f. 1ra] Ci co(m)mence le saint graal ioseph dabarimacie . // CIl quí se tient et íuge au plus pe- / tít et au plus pecheor de touz . man / de saluz el co(m)mancement de ceste / estoire a touz cels qui leurs ceur(s) / ont et leur creance a la s(ainte) trinite .
Explicit[f. 388rb] Et defíne ci son líure sí outreem(en)t . que ap(re)s ce / rien porroit nus raconter chose q(ui)l nen me(n)tíst // Explicit la destruction de la table / roonde . et la mort le Roy artus //

Material

Material:vellum
Watermark:na
Condition:

Structure

Collation:

1-3810398

Quire structure:Quinions.
Quire marks:final leaf of the quire, under the writing space
bifolium signatures (letter and arabic numeral) in the lower centre of recto sides
Catchwords:
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General description:Decorated as a single unit.
No. of illustrations:167
General illustration:Major junctures are marked by large, multi-compartment miniatures (ff. 1r, 91r, 161r, 291r, and 344r), accompanied by full-page bar borders populated with zoomorphic and anthropomorphic figures, grotesques, and (repainted) shields. 162 smaller miniatures or historiated initials (height: 5 to 9 lines) mark the beginning of chapters, with corners extending to form partial bar borders. There are three miniatures illustrating the 'Troie' (ff. 121ra, 132ra, and 157ra). For further details, see Jung 1996, 504.
General decoration:Paragraphs are marked by smaller champ initials (height: mostly 2 to 3 lines) in blue and red over gold grounds. These often have marginal extensions and may be inhabited by floral motifs, animals, or human busts.
Evidence of readership:On f. 159r, in a 14th-c. hand, very large and perpendicular to the ruling: 'Antoney de Raçygnano est'. Nota marks, e.g. ff. 216v, 218v.
Foliations description:Modern foliation in pencil, every 10 folios.

Mise en page

Description 1ff. 1r-290v
Page sampled
LayoutProse
Page dimensions348x259 (mm)
Justification278x185 (mm)
Columns2
mm between columns
Column ruling present
Lines49
Line ruling present
RubricationRed ink used for tituli, but not for the 'Troie'.
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:

Description 2ff. 291r-388r
Page sampled
LayoutProse
Page dimensions348x259 (mm)
Justification278x185 (mm)
Columns2
mm between columns
Column ruling present
Lines51
Line ruling present
Rubrication
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:

Hand(s)

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptNorthern textualis
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 290vb
Datec. 1300
Scribe description:A carefully copied textualis of the early 14th c., with the following traits: two-compartment 'a' (upper bow usually closed); some ascenders with forks or serifs; 'd' with a distinctly curved back; both straight and round 's' in final position; both 'u' and 'v' in initial position; dotted 'y'; 3-shaped 'z'; crossed tironian 'et'.
Notes

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptNorthern textualis
Folio rangeFrom 291ra to 388vb
Datec. 1300
Scribe description:Smaller and more angular than hand #1.
Notes