Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Date of origin:14th century.
Place of origin:France
Folia 1-8, containing the table of contents for the manuscript, are numbered on the recto in lead in a modern hand; modern foliation in lead resumes on 10r and continues to the end. The table of contents (ff. 1r-8v) is keyed to running section numbers and letter sigla so that one can find a specific section of the text with relative ease. Medieval foliation begins in arabic numerals with 1 on f. 9r. The medieval foliator mislabels f. 260 as 251, thus doubling folium numbered 251. From this point until the cessation of the medieval numbering at f. 339, the medieval numbers are always 9 behind the actual number of folia.
Dimensions:180mm x 130mm (leaves), 120mm x 75mm (ruled space)
Collation:1-2812 2910 3012 3110 32-3412 354 Catchwords are present (though occasionally cut off) and boxed in decorative designs. No prick marks are visible.
Script:Written in a littera gothica textualis media in a hand that bears strong resemblance to a "parisiensis.
Binding:"The binding is in early 18th century limp marbled covers" (Corbett 81).
Additions:Marginal annotations can be seen on ff. 74v, 115v, 165r.
The manuscript was sold in London by Sotheby's as item #595 on Dec. 4, 1896, noted on front pastedown.