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Detailed record for Royal 19 C IX

Title French Prose Brut
Origin France, Central, or N., or Netherlands, S.
Date 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 1 large miniature in colours and gold, with a foliate initial in colours and gold and a full border, at the beginning of the text (f. 8). 'Champ' initials in gold on blue and rose grounds with penwork decoration in white. Paraphs in red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 315 x 230 (200 x 135)
Official foliation ff. 155 (+ 2 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end, and 1 unfoliated medieval parchment flyleaf at the beginning)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebounf in 1974. Gilt edges.
Provenance Unidentified coat of arms included in the initial 'C'(est) (f. 1).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal library): included in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, f. 13.
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Contains a chronicle of the Brut in French prose from Creation to 1333, imperfect, ending with 'viii autres jours de respit', preceded by a table of contents (ff. 1-7) referred to a foliation in red, in the upper margins, startinf on f. 8.
Catchwords.
Select bibliography Friedrich W. D. Brie, 'Gischichte und Quellen de mittelenglischen Prosachronik The Brute of England' (Marburg: N.G. Elwert'sche, 1905), p. 30.

George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), II, p. 336.

Diana B.Tyson, 'Handlist of Manuscripts Containing the French Prose Brut Chronicle', Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relative aux manuscrits, 48 (1994), 333-44 (p. 339).

Lister M. Matheson, The Prose Brut: The Development of a Middle English Chronicle, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 180 (Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University, 1998), pp. xix, 12, 36.

Ruth Dean and Maureen Bolton, Anglo-Norman Literature, A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (London: Anglo-Norman Text Society, 1999), no. 41, 46.


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