Berkeley, Bancroft Library, 107

[Part 2]

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General information

FoliosNone
LanguageNone
Approx. date?1250 to 1300
Date notesThe Lancelot-Graal project suggests c. 1250; Arthurian fiction has 1240 to 1260. Jonas and Digital Scriptorium date the MS to the end of the 13th or beginning of the 14th c. The writing could confirm a date c. 1250.
Place(s) of production
The Lancelot-Graal project suggests Paris. Morrison 2010, 123 has Northern France. The writing would also point towards the Picard area.
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit
Explicit

Material

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Mise en page

Description 1The values for justification and intercolumn space are approximations based on the digitised folios.
Page sampled3v
LayoutProse
Page dimensions298x203 (mm)
Justification240x145 (mm)
Columns2
25mm between columns
Column ruling present in grey (Plummet )
Lines44
Line ruling present in grey (Plummet )
Rubrication
Writing above top line?False
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Hand(s)

Level of Execution:Libraria
ScriptNorthern textualis
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 382vb
Datec. 1250 to 1300
Scribe description:Northern textualis with two-compartment 'a', with open upper compartment and double lobe 'a', uncial 'd', 'e' with tongue, 8-shaped and Rücken-'g', the lobe of which extends below the baseline, limb of 'h' curves below the baseline, diacritic on 'i' in minim groups, 'i'-longa in final position, straight 's' in final position, round 's' at the end of the line, vertical stroke of 't' barely extends above the headstroke, no use of 'v', 3-like 'z',. Word-separation not indicated. Biting of 'd'/'b' and round 'r', 'd' and 'e'. Abbreviations include crossed tironian 'et', 'p' with crossed descender, nasal bar, 'com'-abbreviation, -'us' abbreviation, apostrophe and superscript vowels.
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