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San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 26 A 03
Description: ff. i + 278 + i - Bound, ca. 1840, in brown calf with the Bridgewater crest blind stamped on both covers; edges colored red. - Belonged to the Bridgewater Library; on f. 1, the pressmark "E:8." in the hand of John Egerton (1579-1649), 1st Earl of Bridgewater, corrected to "E:8./2." by the second Earl (1622-86). - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 131. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 44, open at f. 71v.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: French Latin Country: France Century: 15th
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Part 1: ff. 1-278v
Description: - Paper - Briquet, Chat 3554; Basilic, not in Briquet; Chat similar to 3559; Ancre similar to 369; Oiseau, not in Briquet; Dauphin, not in Briquet - 137 x 205 mm - 1(ff. 1-6 of uncertain structure, beginning defectively and with possibility of missing leaves between ff. 5-6) 216 3-1012 1112(followed by a break of at least one quire since the catchword does not match) 1212^12# 1312 1312(-11, 12; through f. 152) 14-2312 + 6 leaves, presumably the first half of a quire. Catchwords in lower right margin; in a smaller script in the same position or enough lower to have often been cropped are folio-to-folio catchwords. 26-30 long lines, ff. 210v-212 in 2 columns; ruled in lead or dry point; pricking visible in upper and lower margins.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Troyes
Assigned Date: s. XVinSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1415
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date: 1410-1415
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Gothic; Cursive; Bâtarde; Textura
Other Decoration: Thirteen designs in water colors of various sizes: f. 68v, the universe in concentric circles; f. 70, figures of men and beasts around the circumference of the earth; f. 70v, a hand dropping a stone in a hole drilled through the earth; f. 71v, 3 drawings of the same subject illustrating the force of gravity; f. 73, the earth sectioned into quarters; f. 74, the course of the sun (not colored); f. 74v, a diagram of the 4 parts of the earth; f. 75, the earth divided in half to show Asia; f. 75v, the earth divided to show Europe and Africa (not colored); f. 126v, 7 concentric circles to show the paths of the planets; f. 129, similar design but named; f. 130, similar design but extended to include the firmament; f. 150, a large, multicolored design of concentric circles labeled from "Enfer" to "Ciel Empire."
Notes: Written in France, perhaps Troyes (to judge from the paper), between 1410 and 1415 (these dates in the colophons on ff. 186v and 209v). Latin
Number of Texts: 6

Text 1: ff. 1-152v
Author: Gautier de Metz
Title: Image du Monde
Language(s): French
Incipit: //Qu'ainsi dampnent euls et autrui/ Ce qui puet l'omme a mal conduire
Explicit: Et il en a loisir et temps/ Car dieu lui rendra si hault don//
Notes: Second recension (with the Brendan interpolation on ff. 23-54v) according to the classification discussed by P. Meyer, "L'Image du Monde," Romania 21 (1892) 481-505. The Brendan interpolation printed by A. Jubinal, La Legénde latine de saint Brandaines (Paris 1836) 105-64. For a list of 72 manuscripts of the Image du Monde, not including EL 26 A 3, see E.-D. Grand in École nationale des Chartes, Positions des thèses (Paris 1885) 81-84. 
Status of text: Beginning and ending defectively.

Text 2: ff. 153-186v; ff. 187-188v, blank
Author: Jean de Meun
Title: Testament
Title: Le testament maistre Iehan de meun dit clopinel
Language(s): French
Incipit: Li peres, li fils et li Sains Esperis/ Uns dieux en troix personnes honores et cheris
Explicit: Et li prit humblement que nous soions escript/ Ou Saint livre de vie que il meismes escript. Amen. Explicit le testament maistre Iehan de meun qui fus nes sus loyre a meun. Et servi toute sa vie de bon ["coeur" indicated by a sketch of a heart] la vierge marie. Escript l'an mil iiii cens et x le iours de la Saint denis.
Notes: D. M. Méon, ed., Le Roman de la Rose par Guillaume de Lorris et Jehan de Meung (Paris 1814) 4:1-116; G. Piffard, "Le Testament de Jehan de Meun d'après le manuscrit HM [incorrect citation] EL 26 A 3, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, California," unpublished thesis, Strasbourg, 1965. For a list of 116 manuscripts, including EL 26 A 3, see S. Buzzetti Gallarati, "Nota bibliografica sulla tradizione manoscritta del Testament di Jean de Meun," Revue Romane 13 (1978) 2-35, citing this manuscript on pp. 5, 30. 

Text 3: ff. 189-209v
Other Associate: Geoffroi de Paris, version of
Title: Descente de Saint Paul en Enfer
Title: Incipit Romanum Sancti pauli apostoli
Language(s): French
Incipit: Ore escoutes seigneurs/ Qui damledieu ames/ Qui les paines d'enfer/ Et les douleurs cremes/
Explicit: La nous doinst parvenir/ Ou li bons seront lie/ Em pardurable gloire/ En son haultisme sie. Amen. Explicit romanum Sancti pauli apostoli Anno domini millesimo quadrigentesimo quinto decimo. In festo sancti Marci evvangeliste.
Notes: Similar to the version of the text printed by L. E. Kastner, "Les versions françaises inédites de la Descente de Saint Paul en enfer," Revue des Langues Romanes 49 (1906) 427-49, as the "version de Geoffroi de Paris," from Paris, B.N. fr. 1526 (a somewhat faulty copy); see also W. Meiden, unpublished doctoral edition, Ohio State University, 1945. The Huntington manuscript begins on line 9 of the printed text, and generally corresponds up to line 586; the printed text then has 3 more lines, while EL 26 A 3 continues for an additional 54 lines. 

Text 4: ff. 209v-210
Title: Visio sancti Pauli
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Item inveni in alio loco quomodo Sanctus michael archangelus duxit sanctum paulum ad omnia loca inferni. Et libellus Incipit sic. Dies dominicus dies est electus in quo gaudebunt angeli et archangeli maior diebus ceteris et cetera. Et quomodo sanctus michael prostravit se et paulus et milia milium angelorum ante filium dei ut Requiem haberent die dominico
Explicit: non possent dinumerare penas inferni. Nos ergo fratres karissimi audientes ista mala convertamur ad dominum ut cum ipso Regnemus et vivemus. In secula seculorum. Amen. Finis est libri ubi hec omnia inveni. Amen.
Notes: T. Silverstein, Visio Sancti Pauli. Studies and Documents 4 (London 1935); this manuscript corresponds generally to the text on p. 202 (end of Redaction V). 

Text 5: ff. 210v-212; f. 212v, blank
Title: Devotions to St. John the Baptist
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Hymn, versicle, response and prayer to John the Baptist 

Text 6: ff. 213-278v
Author: Jacobus de Cessolis
Other Associate: Jean de Vignay, translator
Title: Ludus scaccorum
Title: Ci commence le livre de la moralite de nobles hommes fait sur le Gieu des esches et soubs quel Roy ils furent trouves premierement.
Language(s): French
Incipit: Entre tous les mauves signes qui puent estre en nul homme C'est quant homme ne doubte a couroucier par pecchie
Explicit: Car Ioie est une replection de chose qui est delittable espandue parmi tous les membres a tres grant leesce et dons si tendent a tres grant Ioie avoir. Mais ils ne scevent mie qu'il//
Notes: Text opens with a prologue ("A Tres noble et Excellent prinpce Iehan de france duc de Normandie et Ainsne fils de philippe pour la grace de dieu Roy de france frere Iehan de Vignay") and a chapter list. C. S. Fuller, "A Critical Edition of Le Jeu des eschés, moralisé, Translated by Jehan de Vignay," unpublished doctoral dissertation, Catholic University of America, 1974, based on 48 manuscripts, including EL 26 A 3 (ends defectively). Kaeppeli, SOPMA 2066.