Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 42 (T.1.10)
Title: Chroniques
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Jean Froissart, Chroniques.
Froissart's Chronicles. First Book: (Incomplete.)
Begin - after a table of contents occupying ff. 1 recto-6 verso col. a, line 24, and commencing: In nomine dei amen | [blank space for initial C] y commence la table des croniques froissart de la guerre et locca | sion dicelle qui fu longuement | entre le Roy de france philippe et le Roy | edouart dengleterre. Et plusieurs autres | leurs successeurs - (1, 7 recto col. a, lines 1-10): A [within space for illumination] fin que hon | nourables | et noblez aven | tures faiz dar | mez par les | guerrez de fran | ce et dengleterre | soyent notable | ment registrez | et mis en me.
End (29, 7 recto col. a, lines 39, 40): jour saint martin le bouillant lan | mil iije lxxix [trois cent soixante-dix-neuf].
Remarks: On 1, 1 recto top margin, in XVII. Cent. hand: Johannes ffroissard vel ffrossard natus aut floruit. Anno. 1391.
The date in the last line of text, above, is 4th July, 1379.
1, 7 recto col. a, lines 1-10 = Ed. Eustace, fol. 1 recto col. a, lines 1-7
= J.A.B., T. i., p. 1, lines 1-4.
29, 7 recto col. a, lines 39, 40 = Ed. Eustace, fol. 271 recto col. a, lines 42, 43
= J.A.B., T. vi., p. 125, lines 18, 19.
From a comparison with the editions of G. Eustace (Paris, n.d.) and J.A. Buchon (Paris, 1824), T.1.10 wants about half a col. at the end. There is no Hunterian Museum bookplate on this volume. It has been removed.
[Formerly R.2.7; R.1.16].
New bookplate, 28 June 1937
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 14 x 11, ff. 231, originally ff. 232, double cols. of 48 lines, each 10 3/4 x 3, ruled and margined with ink, signatures, later, no catchwords or foliation. No illuminations (spaces left), rubrics, cropped, no marginalia, worm-holed beginning and end, otherwise clean and well-preserved, fol. sec. et destauit. Early Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered vellum, gilt-tooled (lines) on sides and back, vellum back straps; title (ink), modern: FROISSART. Cent. XVII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 48.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Chronicle
Notes: This manuscript has been displayed on the following occasion: 'A Thousand Years of French Books', National Book League, London, May 1948.
Bibliography: National Book League, A thousand years of French books: catalogue of an exhibition of manuscripts, first editions, and bindings, arranged by Desmond Flower (London, 1948); John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 48-49.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Jean Froissart 1338?-1410?
exhibition: Thousand Years of French Books
Exhibition, National Book League, London, c. May 1948.
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