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Ms. Codex 694 - Alexander, de Villa Dei - [Doctrinale]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 694 - Alexander, de Villa Dei - [Doctrinale]
Alexander, de Villa Dei.
[Doctrinale] [manuscript].
[France, between 1275 and 1299]
Physical description:
27 leaves : parchment, col. ill.; 234 x 166 (180 x 63) mm. bound to 240 x 170 mm.
Fragment of the Doctrinale (incomplete at the beginning), with extensive marginal commentary and annotations.
Ms. codex.
Title and attribution from explicit (f. 27r): Explicit Doctrinale magistri Alexandri de Villa Dei...
Foliation: Parchment, ii (18th-century paper) + 27 + ii (18th-century paper); [1-27]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 38 long lines in dark brown ink; ruled in ink; prickings visible.
Script: Written in a Gothic book script by a single hand, with marginal commentary in several additional hands that completely fills most pages between the lines of text and to the margins.
Decoration: Decorated initials in red and green on most folios, some of the decoration has faded.
Binding: 18th-century leather.
Origin: Written in France, late 13th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Some folios are stained from previous mold damage; much of the commentary has faded or is worn off, however the primary text is legible throughout.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 694
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 694
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