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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, BNF, Baluze 270, ParisBNFBaluze270_001 – Fragments of manuscripts gathered by Étienne Baluze
This collection of fragments once belonged to Étienne Baluze (1630-1718). It has no number in his library and doesn't appear in the posthumously printed catalogue (Bibliothecae Baluzianae pars tertia, Paris, 1719), as it was considered a part of his personal papers — now the “Baluze” collection at Paris' National Library. A complementary collection of fragments sharing the same peculiarity is now “Baluze 271”; other Baluze's collections of fragments, that were considered fully part of the library and described in the printed catalogue, are now scattered across the “general” manuscripts collections of Paris' National Library (e.g. lat. 152 olim Baluze 545; lat. 5288 olim Baluze 439).
As these last two also do, Baluze 270 contains several fragments that complete codices or fragments stemming from Lyon's cathedral capitular library, now in Lyon's City Library:
Other fragments preserved in these or other Baluze's collections may also belong together and may have not been identified as such yet.
Codices that survive only through these scattered fragments (that is, all of the above mentioned except Lyon 484 and Lyon 336) were virtually reconstructed here.(Pierre Chambert-Protat, 2017)
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