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Ms. Codex 909 - Virgil - [Le livre des Eneydes]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 909 - Virgil - [Le livre des Eneydes]
Author:
Virgil.
Title:
[Le livre des Eneydes] [manuscript].
Aeneis. French.
Origin:
[France, between 1450 and 1510]
Physical description:
161 leaves : parchment ; 370 x 290 (274 x 227) mm. bound to 389 x 297 mm.
Summary:
French translation of Virgil's Aeneid in decasyllabic couplets.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Foliation: Parchment, ii (modern paper) + 161 + ii (modern paper); [1-161]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 40 lines; ruled in red ink.
Script: Written in a bâtarde script by a single hand.
Decoration: Yellow capital strokes; large space left for illuminations at the beginning of each chapter.
Binding: 17th-century red morocco, rebacked.
Origin: Written in France between 1450 and 1510.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 909
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 909
 
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