Ms. Codex 902 - [Chansonnier]
Information about this record
[France, ca. 1400]
101 leaves : parchment ; 300 x 240 (195 x 160) mm. bound to 306 x 250 mm.
Collection of 310 poems by Guillaume de Machaut, Oton de Grandson, Brisebare de Douai, Eustache Deschamps, Philippe de Vitry, and others.
Title from Zacour-Hirsch Catalogue.
Collation: Parchment, i (modern paper) + 101 + i (modern paper); 1-13⁸ 14⁶(-1 in position 1);signed a-i, k-n, with possible contemporary signatures visible for b, e, f, and h (f. 9r, 33r, 41r, 57r) and others supplied in pencil, lower right first recto; 1-68, 68-98 [99-100], foliation in black ink, upper right recto, 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.
UPenn Ms. Codex 902
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 902