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Ms. Codex 862 - [Blancandin et l'Orgueilleuse d'Amour]
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[Blancandin et l'Orgueilleuse d'Amour] [manuscript].
[France, between 1275 and 1325]
Physical description:
126 leaves : parchment ; 156 x 110 (115 x 69) mm. bound to 166 x 124 mm.
Old French.
The medieval French romance of Blancandin (spelled Blanchardin in this manuscript) and his lady, Orgueilleuse d'Amour, written in octosyllabic couplets. Approximately 400 lines at the beginning and 600 lines at the end are missing.
Sold by E. P. Goldschmidt (London), 1953.
Knights and knighthood - Fiction.
Form / Genre:
Romances (literary genre)
Manuscripts, French - 13th century.
Manuscripts, French - 14th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Ms. codex.
Title from the published edition of this manuscript.
Foliation: Parchment, ii (modern paper) + 126 + ii (modern paper); [1-126]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 22 long lines (except folios 33r and 33v, which have 24); ruled in lead.
Script: Written in a Gothic book script.
Decoration: Alternating red and blue 2-line initials, usually with flourishes of the contrasting color.
Binding: Modern morocco (Zacour-Hirsch); upper and lower covers and back endleaves detached from spine.
Origin: Written in France in the late 13th or early 14th century (Sweetser).
Incipit: La pucelle de Tormedai / Plus belle rien de lui ne sai ...
Explicit: ... Qui est arrivee al port / Et vient tot droit de Chatelfort.
Water damage has made some text illegible (f. 1-5).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 58 (Ms. French 22).
Publications of or about this material:
Sweetser, Franklin P. The University of Pennsylvania Manuscript of the Old French Blancandin et l'Orgueilleuse d'Amour with a Study of the Manuscript Relations (University of Pennsylvania, unpublished Ph. D. dissertation, 1956).
Sweetser, Franklin P., ed. Blancandin et l'Orgueilleuse d'Amour: roman d'aventure du XIIIe siècle. Textes littéraires françaises, v. 112 (Geneva: Droz, 1964).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 862.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 862

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: French, Old (ca. 842-1300)
Century: 13th century
Century: 14th century
Date: 1275
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, French - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts, French - 14th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Romances (literary genre)
Subject: Knights and knighthood
Page material: Parchment