Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 735 Libro fortune
Call numberMs. Codex 735
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 3567073
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- ca. 1450
A poem in couplets set in 1345 in which Fortuna appears to a prisoner in a dream and introduces herself; interprets the vision of Fortune's wheel; discusses tangible and intangible wealth; and refers to the author's name in an unsolved riddle.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from explicit (p. 192).
- Page 1-192: "[prologue beginning is damaged; text] En l'an de l'incarnacion Que Jhesus suffrit passion ... Et dont me vint si grant merveille Atant fut jour et je m'esveille. [rubr.] Deo gracias explicit libro fortune."
WatermarkLetter N topped with a cross resembles the mark of paper made in Dijon as early as 1390 (Briquet, vol. 3, watermark no. (N)8427, similar to watermarks on paper manufactured at Pisa, Rodez, Toulouse, and Turin).
Extent98 leaves : 174 x 125 (128-136 x 67-80) mm. bound to 178 x 127 mm
FoliationPaper, xii (modern paper) + 98 + xii (modern paper); 1-2¹⁶, 3¹⁸, 4-6¹⁶; 1-51, 50-83, 82-192; near contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners. Catchwords on last verso of each gathering.
Binding18th-century calf stamped with coat of arms and decorated with gold.
- Coat of arms of the Vicomte de Villiers du Terrage on binding (Grigsby).
- Sold by Laurence Witten, 1955.
- Fortuna (Roman deity)
- Christian poetry, French--15th century
- Manuscripts, French--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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