Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, 446 E

Le livre de monseignor Tristan (rubric)

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General information

Folios128
1 frontend papers
1 backend papers
LanguageFrench - Unspecified localisation or influence
Approx. date?1280 to 1310
Date notesCigni 2012, 258; Delcorno Branca 1998, 51. Above dates acc. Delcorno Branca.
Place(s) of productionGenoa-Pisa
Genoa-Pisa (Cigni 2012, 258; Delcorno Branca 1998, 51); Genoa (Avril - Gousset 1984); Naples (Degenhart - Schmitt 1980, 226 n. 676).
First words of second recto folio[f. 2r] chacier (et) senrepairoit a poi deco(m) / paignie (et) senaloit aun chastel / qi pres diluec estoir. Et la ou il / cheuauchoit en tel maniere de / sus la riuiere. Il ap(er)coit dela fosse / ou li Roys apollo estoit enterres. /
First words of last recto folio[f. 127ra] Je ??si?? faisnais. Je uos puis bien / ??rendre?? mes armes (et) Je le uos ret(??). / Et que en diroie  ie uos rent ma / ch(evale)rie touz feitz (et) toute p(ro)esces (et)/ toz hardement mestuet desormes laissier q(ue) les lais (et) outre mon gre. / Qar force de mort le me fait faire
Incipit[f. 1r] Ceste livre est apelles le li / ure de mo(n)seignor Trist(a)n le filz leRoy melyadus de leono / is (et) q(ui) com(men)ce premierema(n)t de la / naissa(n)ce (et) q??(ue)?? puis ap(re)s de ses ch(evale)ries.  / et ses grant meruoilles qil fist / ta(n)t co(m) il vesqui q(ui) com(men)ce ensit. / EN CE/ STE / PAR/ TIE / DIT / LI CONT / ES Q / E TA / NT D/ EMO / ra li Rois Apollo ala cort li Roi(s)/ Cloudex com il li plot.
Explicit[f. 127rb] Et puis dit tot / emplorant . Huimais vos ??coma(n)t?? / ie adieu qe ie ie ne ues puis ??plus?? / regarder lecuer me crieue de dolors /(et) puis redit a sagremor. Huim / es porres prendre mes armes. Je uos baill mon ??...?? (et) ma arme. / Enleu demoy les honores se vos / onq(ue)s .T. (ristan) amastes qant uos serez / a kamaalot . Entes les metre en [f. 127v. illegible.]

Related MS

Numerous codicological and iconographical similarities (Delcorno Branca 1998, 59).
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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (City in France) - fonds français 760
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National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (City in United Kingdom) - 446 E

Material

Material:vellum
Watermark:
Condition:All high quality vellum, with usual variations in thickness, neatly cut and edged.

Structure

Collation:

18-1 2-168

Acc. dossier, however, final quire is in disarray, with the correct order being ff. 120, 122, 126, 123, 124, 121, 125, 127.

Quire structure:Apart from last quire, all are regular quaternions.
Quire marks:final leaf of the quire, under the writing space
Catchwords:
Catchword disposition:verso of the final leaf of the quire, lower right-hand corner

Physical description

General description:For the most part well-preserved, although illustrations are slightly worn, especially when in the lower corner of the folio.
No. of illustrations:41
General illustration:Large number of large bas-de-page illustrations appropriate to particular moments in the narrative. Some very worn, but gilding still evident.
General decoration:A few large initials with paisley decorated champs. Otherwise minimal.
Evidence of readership:No marginalia.
Foliations description:One continuous modern pencil foliation, upper-right corner, recto. Occasional older (19th-c.) foliation in ink, also top right.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 12r
LayoutProse
Page dimensions376x244 (mm)
Justification257x158 (mm)
Columns2
15mm between columns
Column ruling present in grey (Plummet )
Lines40
Line ruling present in grey (Plummet )
Rubricationnone
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:

Hand(s)

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptSouthern textualis (rotunda libraria)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1r to f. 127v
Date?1280 to 1300
Scribe description:Particularities: two-compartment 'a'; horizontal riser to 'd'; 'f' and long 's' do not extend below the line. Fusions throughout: 'an' among others. Nota tironiana much used. 'Tristan' often abbreviated to ‘.T.’ in the text itself (e.g. f. 11va).
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