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Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library,  BANC MS UCB 173
Description:manuscrit de Barbentane ff. 207 - Complete, composed of 11 irregular quires - Full contemporary limp vellum, smooth spine with vertical stiching exposed, leather ties on front and back covers, coat of arms traced on back of upper cover. Some water stains on covers, some paper restorations. - Cabassolle family of Avignon, as confirmed by the watermarks; Jean-Baptiste Puget de Barbentane (1599)
Notes:-Compilation of late medieval French prose and verse texts; Treatises, ballads, farces; Probably compiled for private entertainment of specific individual in Avignon; Some texts entirely unpublished
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 16
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BANCMSUCB173_1
Language: French Latin Country: France Century: undetermined

Part 1: ff. 53v-207r
Description: - Paper - Close to Briquet, I, no. 3536; III, no. 11874 - 210 x 150 mm - Light brown ink; paragraph marks in red, some initials touched in red, frequent marginal annotations or corrections; irregular quires.
Country: FranceCardinal point: southeastern
Region: VaucluseCity: Avignon
Assigned Date: 1450-1460Searchable Date Range:
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 3
Script: French Ba^tarde
Other Decoration:
Notes: Copied by a single scribe, except for ff. 122-125 copied by a later 16th-cent. scribe and added passages on ff. 206v-207v Latin
Number of Texts: 11

Text 1: ff. 1r-54r
Author: Jean Bruyant
Title: Le Chastel de Labeur
Language(s): French
Incipit: On dit souvent en reprochier, Ung proverbe que j'ay moult chier, Car veritable est bien le sçay...
Explicit: Je veul sy mon livre afin traire, Appellé la voie ou l'adresse, De Povreté ou de Richesse.
Notes: An allegorical poem 
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ff. 53v-54r   End of text 1. Beginning of text 2.
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Text 2: ff. 54r-62r
Author: Cabaret?
Title: Ave Maria
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Aue estoile de clarte, Aue flour de virginite
Explicit: Cartu es nomme benigne, Mere de contemplacioc Amen. Cabaret

Text 3: ff. 62v-68r
Author: Alan Chartier
Title: Le Lai de Paix
Language(s): French
Incipit: Paix eureuse, fille du Dieu des cieux, Et engendree ou trosne glorieux, Et envoiee par le conseil des cieux, Pour maintenir la terre en unité...
Explicit: Leurs fays durent et leurs estas sont tieux, Sy qu'a l'essir des frailles coprs mortieux, Leur ame est sainte avecque la Deyté. Sy fine le Lay de Paix que fist Maistre Alain Chartier a la requeste de monseigneur de Bourgongne.
Notes: Political in character, Chartier praises peace 
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ff. 67v-68r   Explicit of text 3. Lead pencil vertical ruling.
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Text 4: ff. 69r-81v
Title: Farce pour deux personnaiges, Lourdeau et Tart Abille
Language(s): French
Incipit: Lourdaut: 'Tart Abille sant Dieu mordieu, Que fays tu la?'
Explicit: Plus a loysir leur jugement, Prenés en gré pour le present.
Notes: A farce in 598 verses revolving around a debate between two valets on the relative merits of the blessings and dangers of love 
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f. 69r   Beginning of text 4. Page layout for dramatic text (farse)
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ff. 78v-79r   Page layout for dramatic text (farse)
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Text 5: ff. 82r-94r
Title: Jeu a iiii [4] personnaiges [Nature, l'Amant, la Dame, le Fol]
Title: Jeu du manuscrit de Barbantane
Language(s): French
Incipit: Pour vous cuydier mieulx complaire, Sans meffaire, Ne mesdire nullment...
Explicit: Seigneur, dames de grant paraige, Prenes en gré nous en alon.
Notes: The second play in the Barbantane manuscript, a jeu, a play destined for a specific public as a diversion and often performed by amatuers. 
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ff. 81v-82r   End of text 4. Beginning of text 5. Page layout of dramatic text (jeu). Reference to Cabassolle family (f. 82r, l. 7 up)
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Text 6: f. 94r-v
Title: Ballad sacre sus le Reffram dessuds
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ay my hellas poure ame desolee
Explicit: Et sy no puys sauoir que cest damer

Text 7: ff. 95r-105v
Author: Jean, the Archbishop of Sultanich
Title: La Vie de Tamerlan, empereur des Tartares
Title: Cy commance la vie du Tamborlant dit et nommé autrement Temurbey
Language(s): French
Incipit: Ce seigneur cy fut au commencement de petite condicion et de petite Renomme...
Explicit: Et la trouva tant de tressor que nul ne saroit le nombre savior lequel il envoia tout en son pays
Notes: Composed for the court of Charles VI; the Archbishop wished to relate the life of Tamerlan as well as compose a useful travel guide for those who wished to visit Tamerlan for commercial reasons. 
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ff. 94v-95r   End of text 6. Beginning of text 7. First line above ruling. Vertical ruling in lead pencil.
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Text 8: ff. 105v-118v
Title: Complainte de Constantinople
Language(s): French
Incipit: [A] vous roy de France me plains, Helas je suis Constantinoble...
Explicit: Et a la Trinité sainte, Et paisible
Notes: Unpublished 
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ff. 105v-106r   End of text 7. Beginning of text 8. Layout of verse in long and short lines.
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ff. 111v-112r   Vertical box-shaped cuts in lower margin f. 112r
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Text 9: ff. 118v-121v
Title: Ballade
Language(s): French
Incipit: Eternel dieux puis tresor jnfalible
Explicit: Des infeaulx qui cuident par offence, Avoir acquis honneur et gentillesse.
Notes: Unpublished 
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ff. 121v-122r   End of text 9. Beginning of text 10. Change of hand from ba^tarde to 16th-c. cursive. Text 10 written on leaves left blank at end of gathering.
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Text 10: ff. 125v-203r
Author: Jacques de Cessoles
Other Associate: Jean Ferron, translator
Title: Le Jeu des Echecs moralisés
Language(s): French
Incipit: Au noble home Bertram Auberi Chevalier de Tharascon, frere Jeham Ferron de l'ordre des freres prescheurs de Paris...
Explicit: Or recourons donc a Celui qui est vertu et m'a donné grace d'escripre aucune...Ecce vivit et regnat etc. Amen.
Notes: Jacques de Cessoles original Latin treatise applies the estates of society to the game of chess; f. 203v has an added annotation 
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ff. 125v-126r   End of text 10. Beginning of text 11. Change of hand from 16th-c. cursive back to the original ba^tarde hand.
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ff. 131v-132r   Marginal names: "Maugot de Raoulx monseigneur orichaud son seruiteur"
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f. 203v   Note at end of text 11
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Text 11: ff. 206v-207r
Title: [Plainte d'une morte]
Language(s): French
Incipit: Une fois fus sur toutes autres belles...
Explicit: Carchascune est comme ay [?] estre mortelle
Notes: Unrecorded poem [26 verses] 
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ff. 206v-207r   Unrecorded text in later hand.
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Part 2: Binding
Description: - Paper - 210 x 150 mm - Light brown ink; paragraph marks in red, some initials touched in red, frequent marginal annotations or corrections
Country: FranceCardinal point: southeastern
Region: VaucluseCity: Avignon
Assigned Date: 1450-1460Searchable Date Range:
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 3
Script: French Ba^tarde
Figurative Decoration: Coat of arms traced on back of upper cover
Other Decoration:
Notes: Smooth spine with vertical stiching exposed, leather ties on front and back covers Latin
Number of Texts: 3

Text 1: Binding. Spine.
Title: Manuscrit de Barbentanes
Language(s): French
Notes: Smooth spine with stitching exposed 
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Binding. Spine.   Binding. Spine. Limp vellum with stitching exposed vertically.
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Text 2: Binding. Front cover.
Title: Manuscrit de Barbentanes
Language(s): French
Notes: Leather ties on front and back covers 
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Binding. Front cover.   Binding. Front cover. Leather ties.
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Text 3: Binding. Inside cover-f. 1r
Title: Manuscrit de Barbentanes
Language(s): French
Notes: Coat of arms traced inside front cover 
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Binding. Inside cover.   Inside front cover. Pen-and-ink coat-of-arms. Cabassole family. Beginning of text 1.
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