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Ms. Codex 658 - Milet, Jacques, approximately 1425-1466 - La destruction de Troye ... [etc.]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 658 - Milet, Jacques, approximately 1425-1466 - La destruction de Troye ... [etc.]
Author:
Milet, Jacques, approximately 1425-1466.
Title:
La destruction de Troye ... [etc.] [manuscript].
Istoire de la destruction de Troye la grant
Origin:
[France, after 1450]
Physical description:
487 leaves : paper ; 297 x 207 (215 x 140) mm. bound to 310 x 213 mm.
Summary:
Collection of 3 separate works: Les lamentacions Saint Bernard [misattributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux] (f. 1r-8v); La destruction de Troye by Jacques de Milet [in verse] (f. 9r-449r); and Le mystère de la Passion de Notre Sauveur Jesus Christ, translated from Latin in 1398 for Isabel of Bavaria, queen of France (f. 449v-487r).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title for first work from heading (f. 1r).
Incipit: Cy comance Les lamentacions Saint Bernard.
Title and attribution for second work from rubric following prologue: Cy aupres se sensuit la destruction de Troye translatee de latin en francoys mise par personnaiges par Maistre Jacques Millet estudiant en loys à Orleans l'an mil cccc et l" (f. 13v).
Title for third work from f. 449v; incipit: [A] la louenge Dieu de la Vierge souveraine de tous sains et de toutes sainctes et a la request de tres excellante et redoubte dame et puissant princesse dame Ysabel de Baviere reyne de France j'ai translate ceste Passion ... l'an de grace mil troys cens quatre vingtz et dishuit ... (f. 450r).
Date of composition of third work is 1398. La destruction de Troye, the second work, was composed 1450-1453, with the date of 1450 given at the end of the prologue (f. 13v).
Foliation: Paper, i (modern paper) + 487 + i (modern paper); [1-487]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 34 long lines; ruled in drypoint.
Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: Red used for some initials, with occasional decorations of faces and flourishes; capitals touched with yellow.
Binding: Modern half leather over original boards, both covers detached.
Origin: Written in France after 1450 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Spine title: Bernard of Clairvaux.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 658.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 658
 
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