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Histoire des Seigneurs de Gavres(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Histoire des Seigneurs de Gaures
Codicology:Vellum, 360 x 253 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (14.1 x 10.2 in.), ff. 200 + 3, double columns of 30 lines. Cent. xv, second half, in clear black hand approaching “lettre b tarde” .
Collation: 2 flyleaves, 18-258, 1 flyleaf.
At various places portions have been cut off the lower margins of leaves: and in one place a triangle is cut out. Probably there were signatures or shields of owners in these places.
Research:The text was printed in 1845 at Brussels by Van Dale (Histoire des Seigneurs de Gavres, Roman du xve si cle) with introduction and illustrations, and a glossary by Emile Gachet
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-ii + 1-200 + iii + c-e(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Middle French.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
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1r-200v
Histoire des Seigneurs de Gavres (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Histoire des Seigneurs de Gaures
The text begins
1r
Incipit:
Les tres haulx et courageux faiz de noz anchiens predecesseurs escripz pour exemple et memoire ala loenge diceulx
1r
This first page has a picture and full border of conventional and natural flowers and foliage on plain ground. In the lower margin a shield surmounted with crest and surrounded by the garter with motto. Shield and crest have been carefully erased and so has a banner in the R. margin
The picture, rather rubbed, but in fine Flemish style, represents the interior of a room with wooden roof. On L. stone fire-place with fire. On R. bed in alcove: green tiled floor. Before the fire lies a nude infant. The mother, in tall headdress, sits wringing her hands on seat (along the wall). Two maids kneel on L. in consternation. In C. the Seigneur de Gaures in gown with stick, gesticulating. Two men and two women on R. in consternation
Along the back wall is a settle ending on R. in a kind of desk. The wall is hung with an arras, deep red ground, gold birds in pairs, two rows of trees, on each a scroll bearing one word of the garter motto. The incident shown is the Seigneur de Gaures throwing his infant son into the fire (see f. 8r)
The text ends
200v
Explicit:
Ceste histoire a este translatee de grec en latin et de latin en flamenc. Et depuis a este transmuee en langaige franchoiz le derrenier jour de mars lan mil iiic lvi. Cy fine lystoire des seigneurs de gaures
200v
After this an erasure, possibly only a scribbled repetition of the colophon, such as occurs on the flyleaf: “Sy fine lyst”