Paris, France, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS Rés. Vmc. 57, All folios

Physical description

Material: parchment

Number of leaves: ii + 77 + ii

Format: upright

Page dimensions: 180 x 125

Quire structure: Text version

Non-musical texts: 1. A portion of a Latin legal treatise, incipit: 'Per racionem enim' (f. 1r).
2. Two inscriptions: 'Sicut aqua extinguit igne / ita elemosinam extinguit peccatum' (Ecclesiasticus 3:30) and 'Cum facis elemosinam nesciat / dextera quid faciat cinistram” (Matthew 6:2–3) (f. 1r).
3. Two excerpts from Pslams: 'Deus meus ad te de luce vigilo' (Psalm 62: 2) and 'non tradas tradas' (Psalm 118: 121), at the end of the discantus part (f. 22v).
4. A proverb: 'Numquam letus eris si vulgo te Regendum tradideris' (f. 80v).
5. A note on color symbolism: 'Ladevise des couleurs / Rouge—orgeuil / Vert—gayté / Jaulne—joyssance / Gris—esperance / Violé—traison / Bleu—loyauté / Blanc—humilité /Noir—deul / Tanné—desesperance' (f. 80v).
6. A citation from Gregory the Great, Thirty-eighth Sermon on the Gospels, 'Gregorius / Non est perfecte bonus nisi qui etc. fuit cum malis / bonus quia bonus non fuit qui malos tolerare recusa / vit' (f. 80v).
7. Proverbs in French: 'Justice dort Raison est morte / Verité le coul tort A celuy qui la porte'; 'De l’ouvrage suis bien recors /
que femme est maulvaise beste / car dieu le Père feist le corps / mais le grant Dyable feist la teste.'

Other devices: 1. Original ink foliation recto top right, i-lxxii, followed by modern pencil foliation, 73-80.

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Preparation and Copying

1v-2r, 73v-80r 2v-72v