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Detailed record for Additional 42133

ff. 9-169 
Author Guillaume de Lorris, continued by Jean de Meun
Title Le Roman de la Rose (f. 1-143), two poems: Codicile de Jean de Meun (ff. 143-144v) and Testament de Jean de Meun (ff. 145-171v),
 
ff. 1-8, 25, 67, 170-171 
Title Replacement leaves added to the Roman de la Rose
 
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date 4th quarter of the 14th century
Language French
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 half-page miniature of the Trinity with a full bar border with zoomorphic decoration (f. 145). 23 framed miniatures on tessellated grounds with partial foliate borders in colours with gold. Added drawing in the lower margin (f. 21). Framed initials in colours on gold and blue grounds with partial foliate borders. Numerous small initials in gold on blue and rose grounds with penwork decoration in white.
Dimensions in mm 290 x 200 (205 x 145) in two columns
Official foliation ff. vi + 171 (+ 1 unfoliated paper flyleaf and 2 unfoliated parchment flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Red leather, with gilt-tooled edges
Provenance A fragment of an 18th cent. document in French relating to legal proceedings in Brittany has been used in the binding.
Reverend David Couper (b. 1871, d. 1906) of Tynron Manse, Dumfries: a pencil note, 'Tynron Manse 5 Nov. 1890' has been pasted on a flyleaf (f. ii) and beneath it is an undated newspaper article referring to another manuscript of the Roman de la Rose sold from Lord Vernon's library for 2100.
Bequeathed to the British Museum by Miss Edith H. H. Clark-Couper, 4 October, 1930.
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
The text of 'Testament' (ff. 145-171) agrees with Royal MS.19 A iv, Royal MS 19 B xii, Additional MS 11613, and Egerton MS 2834 in omitting lines 877-892 and 1217-1220 of Meun's edition; it also omits lines 1537-1540 (agreeing in this with Egerton MS 2834) and lines 1857- 1860.
Catchwords at the end of each quire.
Leaves were added in the 18th century at ff. 1-8, 25, 67, 170-171 to replace lost original leaves. The text of these is from early printed editions of the Roman de la Rose and the Testament.
Select bibliography Eric G. Millar, 'A New Manuscript of the Roman de la Rose, British Museum Quarterly, V (1930), 88.

A. Kuhn, 'Die Illustration des Rosenromans', Jahrbuch der Kunsthist. Samml. des Kaiserhauses, Vienna, 31 (1912), pp. 59-60.

British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts: 1926-1930 (London: British Museum, 1959), pp. 207-09.

John V. Fleming, Roman de la Rose: A Study in Allegory and Iconography (New Haven: Princeton University Press, 1969), pp. 114-15, fig. 29.

Michael Camille, The Medieval Art of Love: Objects and Subjects of Desire (London: Laurence King, 1998), p. 112, pl. 98.

De la Rose: Text, Image, Fortune, ed. by Catherine Bel and Herman Braet (Louvain: Peeters, 2006), p. 542 [for additional bibliography].


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ff. 9-169
Guillaume de Lorris, continued by Jean de Meun Le Roman de la Rose (f. 1-143), two poems: Codicile de Jean de Meun (ff. 143-144v) and Testament de Jean de Meun (ff. 145-171v),
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Courtoisie

f. 9v
Courtoisie
Narcissus at the fountain;

f. 11v
Narcissus at the fountain;
Amant at the fountain

f. 12
Amant at the fountain
 
Dieu d'Amours

f. 13
Dieu d'Amours
Amant and Dieu d'Amours

f. 14v
Amant and Dieu d'Amours
Amant's heart is locked

f. 15
Amant's heart is locked
 
Danger roused

f. 26
Danger roused
 Jehan de Meun

f. 28v
Jehan de Meun
Wheel of Fortune

f. 34
Wheel of Fortune
 
Text page

f. 39v
Text page
Fortune's wheel

f. 42v
Fortune's wheel
Ami and Amant

f. 49v
Ami and Amant
 
Lucretia

f. 58v
Lucretia
Wife beater

f. 63
Wife beater
Amant questioned

f. 69
Amant questioned
 
Faus Semblant is crowned

f. 73
Faus Semblant is crowned
Malebouche confesses to Faus Semblant

f. 83
Malebouche confesses to Faus Semblant
Bel Acueil and Amant

f. 98v
Bel Acueil and Amant
 
Franchise fights Dangier

f. 102
Franchise fights Dangier
Nature procreating

f. 105v
Nature procreating
Genius absolves Nature

f. 127v
Genius absolves Nature
 
Pygmalion and the statue

f. 137
Pygmalion and the statue

ff. 1-8, 25, 67, 170-171
Replacement leaves added to the Roman de la Rose
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Hayne, Ffellonye, Villenye and Convoitise

f. 2
Hayne, Ffellonye, Villenye and Convoitise

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