Manuscript and Print Sources of the Text of François Villon's Works
I have chosen anything I can find on line, and have added from my own work. The list will grow.


Abbreviations: BJ = Ballades en Jargon, L = Lais, PV = Poèmes Variés (in Rythner-Henry), PD = Poésies Diverses (in Longnon-Foulet and Mühlenthaler-Hicks), T = Testament

A: MS. Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 3523 (ancien B.L.: F 316)

Paper. Last quarter of the fifteenth century, containing the following works by Villon:

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T no. 29 pp. 647-718

PVx no. 30
pp. 719-20

L no. 31 pp. 721-33

      
B: MS. Paris, BNF fonds français 1661 (ancien 7652)

Paper. Fifteenth century, sometime after 1464

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L___ no. 18 fols. 236r-240v


C: MS. Paris,  BNF fonds français 20041 (ancien fonds Saint-Germain 1662)

Paper. Fifteenth century, sometime after 1463



Cc: MS. Musé Condé, 723 (ancien 715),   housed in the Château de Chantilly

Paper. 1482 or after.

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PVxi
fol. 118


F: MS. Stockholm, Kungliga Biblioteket, V.u.22 (formerly French LIII)

Paper. Fifteenth century, sometime after 1477

__ T1515-42
no. 3
fol. 2v

PVii
no. 5
fol. 3v

T1591-1627
no. 36
fol. 21r

T1422-56
no. 39
fol. 22v

PVv
no. 42
fol. 24r

BJvii
no. 43
fol. 25r

BJviii
no. 44
fol. 25v

BJix
no. 45
fol. 26r

BJx
no. 46
fol. 26v

BJxi
no. 47
fol. 27r

L
no. 55
fols. 29r-33v

PVxiii
no. 56
fol. 34r & v

PVxi
no. 57
fol. 35r

PVxvi
no. 58
fol. 35v

PVxv
no. 59
fol. 36r

T
no. 60
fols. 37r-62v

PVxiv
no. 61
fol. 67r

PVvi
no. 63
fol. 70r



I: London, British Library IA 39903. Paris, BNF Rés Ye 328 and Rés 245 (3 copies)

Pierre Levet's editio princeps of Villon's works, a gothic type face incunable, published in 1489. In editing tradition, "I" also stands for Levet's manuscript source(s).

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T
no. 1
fols. a1v-g-v

PVxv
no. 2
fol. g1v-g2r

PVxiv
no. 3
fol. g2v

PVxi
no. 4
fol. g3r & v

PVxiii
no. 5
fol. g4r & v

PVxvi
no. 6
fols. g4v-g5r

PViv
no. 7
fols. g5v-g6r

PVv
no. 8
fol. g6r & v

PVvi
no. 9
fols. g6v-g7r

BJi
no. 10
fols. 87v-g8r

BJii
no. 11
fol. g8r & v

BJiii
no. 12
fols. g8v-h1v

BJiv
no. 13
fols. h1v-h2r

BJv
no. 14
fol. h2r & v

BJvi
no. 15
fols. h2v-h3r

L
no. 16
fols. h3r-h8v


J: Paris, BNF Rés Ye 168 and Rés Ye 169

Jardin de plaisance et fleur de rhétorique. [S.l.] Antoine Vérard, 1501 (fac simile Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1910)

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PVxv
no. 448
fols. 107v-108r

PVxi
no. 449
fol. 108r

PVxiii
no. 450
fol. 108r & v

PVxvi
no. 451
fol. 108v

PVv
no. 452
fols. 108v-109r

*PDvi
no. 453
fol. 109r

T1422-56
no. 454
fol. 109r

T1591-1627
no. 455
fol. 109r & v

PVvi
no. 456
fol. 109v

PVviii
no. 643
fol. 200v

*the rondeau "Jenin l'anemy" is not edited by Rychner-Henry. J is its only source.

More to come.

Robert D. Peckham, Ph.D.
Director, The Globe-Gate Intercultural Web Project
University of Tennessee at Martin
bobp@utm.edu