The Romance of Alexander

Title:
The Romance of Alexander
Library:
Bodleian Library
Language:
Anglo-Norman, English, French
City:
OXFORD, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Ms. Bodley 264 (pt. I)
Alternate Names:
Alexander Romance -- Roman d’Alexandre
Origin:
Tournai (Flanders)
Dimensions:
This is the first part of a manuscript containing some 280 folios -- 438 x 318 mm.
Date Description:
1344? -- ca. 1340
Content:
The fullest version of the interpolated Old French "Roman d'Alexandre", in Picard French --
Hand:
Gothic script
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
splendid and elaborate -- several full-page miniatures, containing different scenes -- scenes within the text are framed -- numerous marginalia with scenes from daily life, etc. -- gold used throughout and in the decorated initials --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize PQ 1421 .A5 J2 1933 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Collotype -- monochrome, but a few fine pages are reproduced in color
Publication Date:
1933
Place of Publication:
Oxford and London, Great Britain
Publisher:
The Clarendon Press and Oxford University Press
Printer:
John Johnson, Printer to the University, at the Oxford University Press, London, Great Britain
Notes:
Overseer of the production: Owen Holloway, Senior Assistant in the Bodleian Library.
Bibliography:
The digitized manuscript can be seen on the Bodleian site --
Type of Text:
bilingual, heraldry, jousting, knights, literature, romance, secular, secular literature, vernacular, vernacular literature, verse