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Ms. Codex 902 - [Chansonnier]
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Title:
[Chansonnier] [manuscript].
Origin:
[France, ca. 1400]
Physical description:
101 leaves : parchment ; 300 x 240 (195 x 160) mm. bound to 306 x 250 mm.
Summary:
Collection of 310 poems by Guillaume de Machaut, Oton de Grandson, Brisebare de Douai, Eustache Deschamps, Philippe de Vitry, and others.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from Zacour-Hirsch Catalogue.
Collation: a-h8 (i-m8, n6-1).
Foliation: [i], 1-68, 68-98 [99-100], [i] in black ink, upper outer corner, in the later hand of the compiler of the incomplete index (f. 97r).
Layout: Written in two columns of 36-38 lines in brown ink with red used for headings and capital strokes.
Script: Written by several similar cursive hands.
Decoration: Several decorated (penwork) initials and one inhabited initial with a face (f. 1r).
Binding: Modern leather, "French lyric poetry Machaut Grandson" on spine.
Origin: Written in France, ca. 1400 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Five lines from sonnet CXLVI of Petrarch's Rime (f. 94r).
Incomplete index (f. 96r).
Inscription on f. 1r: "Droit est ferme," (Isabella of Bavaria?).
Description of manuscript by bookseller Laurence Witten on file in Library.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 902
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 902

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Collection: Penn Collection
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600)
Century: 14th century
Century: 15th century
Date: 1400
Genre: Anthologies
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, French - 14th century
Genre: Manuscripts, French - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: French poetry
Related names: Brisebare, d. ca. 1340
Related names: Deschamps, Eustache, 1346?-1406
Related names: Granson, Oton de, d. 1397
Related names: Guillaume, de Machaut, ca. 1300-1377
Related names: Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374
Page material: Parchment