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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.

Floriant et Florete.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1300 - 1399
Place Term: France
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 122
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Ownership : Belonged since 18th century to Marquess of Lothian; his sale (1932) to G. Wells. Library of Mrs. Morris Hawkes, New York; her gift.

Content : De Ricci, 1686 and Supplement, 329. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Library dossier.

Content : Folio 70 is only a stub; there are 69 full folios. Eight quires of eight folios each, and one of six.

Content : 30 lines in 2 columns, ruled in pencil, with prickings, catchwords and quire numbers visible.

Content : Parchment

Content : Figures (partially obscured) in large opening initial; border design on f. 1 includes grotesques.

Content : 9-line opening initial in red, blue, gold on lozenge background. Red and blue border designs. 2-line blue and gold initials, extending into border, with opposing color penwork.

Content: This is the only manuscript preserving the text of this 14th century French romance. The text on f. 70r-v seems to lack the decoration and verse structure of other folios, therefore may possibly not be part of main text.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: 9486d9b0-c5cc-012f-113d-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1300: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1300 - 1399. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e80f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e80f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1300 - 1399). Explicit. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e80f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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