CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS

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THE ROBBINS COLLECTION

MANUSCRIPTS 1-30

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MS 1

    Codex membranaceous, Spain, s xvi ex.; 48 ff.; 310x215mm; writing space 210x110 mm; 28 lines per page; cover 327x228 mm

    ff. 1r-47r Philip III, King of Spain, <Carta executoria>

    Inc.: "Por la gracia de Dios Rey de Castilla de leon de Aragon ... de las dos secilias de jerusalem de portugal ... etc. al nvestro Iusticia mayor y a los del nuestro Consejo presidentes ... Salud … sepades que pleito paso ese trato en la nuestra corte e chancilleria … "

    Exp.: "... esta nuestra carta executoria de las dichas sentencias difinitivas en el dicho pleito dadas e scripta en pergamino de cuero y sellada con nuestro sello de plomo pendiente en filos de seda a colores librada de los dichos nuestros alcades de los hijos dalgo e de otros oficiales e de la dicha nuestra audiencia. Dada en la Ciudad de valladolid A treinta un dias del mes de henero de mill e quinientos y nouenta e nueve anos."

    Unnumbered folios. Title page–arguably bearing the name of the king and some marginal ornamentation, both on the verso–missing. Large gold headings on red and blue backgrounds. Portrait heading on f. 46r. Ff. 47v-48v are lined, but the text ends on f. 47r. Marginal notes in later (possibly seventeenth-century) hand.

    Binding: leather, of a later date, hardback, with stamped and gold decorations, including rectangles containing clasped hands, deer, unicorns, and flowers. Cord on spine. Seal missing. Nail holes on front and back for five clasps: top, bottom, and three on the side. Some loss of margins due to the cutting of folios for binding. Call number on spine: g KB 170 F315 CE 1599.

    Letters patent issued in 1599 in response to the petition of Antonio, Juan, Miguel, Gabriel, and Francisco de Manueco; and the lawsuit for exemption from taxation on grounds of noble lineage, initiated in 1599 by Rodrigo Manueco, father of the petitioners, tried in Valladolid.

secundo folio: mostrada

    Early provenance not known. The manuscript was part of the original collection assembled by Lloyd Robbins.

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MS 2

    Codex membranaceous, France, s xiv ex.; script: Gothic; ii+146+ii ff.; 290x180 mm (ff. 1-6); 240x165 mm (ff. 7-146); ii+146+ii; 31 lines per page (ff. 1r-6v); 18 lines per page (ff. 7r-85v); musical settings in black square notation, 6 four- or five-line staves per page (ff. 86r-146v); cover 355x255 mm

    1. ff. 1r-6v <Calendarium>
        Inc.: "Januarius habet dies xxxi luna xxx horas viii nox xvi iii a Januarii Circumcisio domini Candele ..."
        Exp.: "... [December] … xiiii a ii Silvestri pape et confessori"
    2. ff. 7r-146r <Breviarium>
        a. ff. 7r-85v
        Inc.: "Feria iiam ad primam Antiphona Servite domino Psalmus david Beatus vir qui non abiit in consilio impiorum ..."
        Exp.: "... Qui reminiscimi domine taceatis et ne detis silentium ei donec stabiliat et donec ponat ihesum christum laudem in terra"

        b. ff. 85v-146r <Hymnarium>
       [Proprium officii de tempore] [Proprium sanctorum]
        Inc.: "Incipiunt hymni per totum annum tam pro festis quam pro ferialibus diebus et primo in adventu domini ... Conditor alme siderum..."
        Exp. "... Sacerdos in eternum Christus dominus secundum ordinem melchisedech panem et vinum obtulit. Seculorum. Alleluya alleluya alleluya Seculorum"
 
    Ruled in drypoint. Unnumbered folios. Initials in red, purple, and black ink, some filled with drawings. Capital letters in red, purple, and green ink. Noteshapes in black ink, staves in red ink.
    The second and third sections include antiphons and hymns notated in black square notation on four- and five-line staves. Marginal annotations and corrections in two hands: one roughly contemporary with the hand that had copied the manuscript; the other–possibly an eighteenth-century hand.
    Collation: 16 2-710 8-178 1 (end of text missing).
    Binding: wooden boards, covered with dark stamped leather: fillets, fleurons, flowers. Two metal plates on the back for clasps, missing. End of straps nailed on front. Spine torn. The front and back flyleaves and pastedowns are from a missal. The outer flyleaves (i, iv) are stuck on the boards. Leather tabs marking the sections.

    The manuscript was written for one of the Carthusian houses in France: the calendar includes several Carthusian feasts, among which those of Hugh, Bishop of Grenoble (canonized in 1134; feast on 1 April) and Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln (the first Carthusian to be canonized in 1220; feast on 17 November); the commemoration of the dead within the order ("defunctorum ordinis nostri") is recorded on 9 November. Three other significant entries are those for the Queen of France (5 March), the Cardinal Bishop of Périgueux in Dordogne (17 January), and Bishop Amblardus de Intermontibus (29 April), all of whom are commemorated with a tricenarium.
    The chants pertain to the Proper of the Time (Advent to Corpus Christi) and to the Proper of the Saints (section incomplete); the Common of the Saints is missing.
    The entire manuscript, including the calendar, was copied after 1378 or 1382 (introduction of the feast of St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, celebrated on 26 July); other late medieval feasts included are those of Thomas à Becket (canonized in 1173; feast on 29 December); Francis of Assissi (canonized in 1228; feast on 4 October); St. Dominic (canonized in 1234; feast on 5 August); Peter of Verona (canonized in 1253; feast on 29 April); and Thomas Aquinas (canonized in 1323; feast on 17 March). The book was still in use after 1461 (canonization of St. Catherine of Siena, whose feast was added in a second hand for 6 May), but not since shortly before 1514, as the feast of St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order, canonized that year, is not recorded.

secundo folio: Marcius habet dies xxxi
 
    Early provenance not known. The manuscript was part of the original collection assembled by Lloyd Robbins.

     

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    MS 3

     
Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xv in.; script: lettere batarde; 45+ii ff.; 263x192 mm; writing space 195x125 mm; ff. 47; 41 lines per page

    1. ff. 1r-42v Statuta synodalia ex mandato Concilii Provincialis Gnesnensis promulgata Wratislaviae anno Domini 1423

        a. ff. 1r-1v Protocollum
Inc.: "In nomine domini amen Cunczo de Zwola decretarum doctor et Theodricus de Cruceburg canonici et administratores in Spiritualibus ecclesie Wratislavensis pro reverendum in christo patrem ac dominum Conradum dei gracia Episcopus Wratislavensis in solidum et specialiter deputati Universis ..."
    Exp.: "... Tenor vero isti libelli statutorum provincialium de verbo ad verbum sequitur"

        b. ff. 1v-2r Statuta provincialia in Welun tradita
            Prefatio
    Inc.: "In nomine sancte et individue trinitatis amen Ad perpetuam rei memoriam Alma mater ecclesiam plerumque nonnulla racionabiliter ordinat ..."
    Exp.: "... uti quartulis libris seu quaternis que fide cartee decernimus in hac parte hoc Sancto concilio provinciali approbante"

        c. ff. 2r-3r Tenor litterarum Johannis pape vicesimitercij depositi
    Inc.: "Johannes Episcopus servus servorum dei Venerabili fratri Nicolao Archiepiscopo Gneznensis Salutem et apostolicam benedictionem Ad statum ecclesiarum et locorum et personarum ecclesiasticarum omium salubriter dirigendum ..."
    Exp.: "... quod interdici suspendi vel excommunicari non possint pro litteras apostolicas non facientes plenam et expressam ac de verbo ad verbum de indulto [?] huiusmodi mencionem Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum ix° Kalendis Septembris Pontificatus nostri anno tercio"

        d. ff. 3r-4r Tenor Bulle Martini moderni pape quinti
    Inc.: "Martinus Episcopus servus servorum dei Venerabili fratri Nicolao Archiepiscopo Gneznensis Salutem et apostolicam benedictionem Ad ea ex apostolice servitutis nobis ..."
    Exp.: "... Si quis autem hoc attemptare presumpserit indignacionem omnipotentis dei et sanctorum Petri et Pauli apostolorum eius se no nerit incursurum Datum Constancie vij ydiis Januarij Pontificatus nostri anno primo"

        e. ff. 4r-42v <Statuta Concilii Provincialis Provinciae Gnesnensis anni 1420>
    Inc.: "De Summa trinitate et fide katholica In primis statuimus Ordinis in fide sancte Trinitatis et incarcacionis sacerdotes ..."
    Exp.: "... [Instrumentum] ... et ad copiandum [..]tum Sedium ecclesiarum parrochialium Rectoribus absique contradictione pro ipsorum vita et morum reformacione partiri proirent pariter et exiberent"

    2. ff. 43r-45v Transsumptum litterae confirmatoriae Nicolai V Concordatii Viennensis anni 1448

        a. f. 43r Instrumentum Frederici de Emmerberg Archiepiscopi Salisburgensis
    Inc.: "Fredericus dei gracia Sancte Salizburgensis ecclesie Archiepiscopus Apostolice sedis Legatus Universis et singulis presentes litteras inspectantis ..."
    Exp.: "... cum ea qua decuit reverencia recepisse huiusmodi qui de verbo ad verbum sequitur sub tenore"

        b. ff. 43r-45v Tenor litterarum confirmatoriarum Nicolai papae V
    Inc.: "Nicolaus episcopus servus servorum dei ad perpetuam rei memoriam ad sacram petri sedem divina disposicione ... Carissimus in Christo filius noster Fredericus Romanorum Rex … Placet nobis super provisionum ecclesiarum et beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum …"
    Exp.: "...Si quis autem hoc attemptare presumpserit indignacionem omnipotentis dei et sanctorum Petri et Pauli apostolorum eius se noverit incursurum Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno Incarnationis domini Mcccxlvii quartodecimo kalendis Aprilis Pontificatus nostri anno secundo "

        c. f. 45v Declaratio beneficiorum reservatorum in concordatis positorum
    Inc.: "Nota litteram ibi in verbo videlicet vicecancelarij Camerarij Septem Notariorum ... reservacionem beneficiorum officialium quos papa hic nominat …"
    Exp.: "... ergo intellectus in dictus concordatus per quem Romana ecclesia que iusticie et honestatis debet esse auctrix secum[?] contrahabentes deciperet ut notat Jo an de hiis que fi a pla[?] iii. c. i"

    Ruled in drypoint and blacklead. Modern foliation. The watermark represents an ox head with a crown and a flower at its top. Initial in red and blue ink on f. 1. Titles rubricated. Marginal notes in two different hands. At the bottom of f. 1r, a note in a later hand reads: "Statuta synodalia ex mandato Concilij Provincialis Gnesnensis promulgata Wratislaviae Anno Domini 1423."

The manuscript has no binding. Stored in blue box. Call no.: gBR817.G572 1423

secundo folio: tam Religiosis

    Early provenance not known.

Bibliography: Péter Erdö, "Die Glossen in der Handschrift MS 3 der Robbins Collection in Berkeley: Ein Beitrag zur Frage der wissenschaftlichen Bearbeitung des Partikularkirchensrechts im Mittelalter," Archiv für katolisches Kirchenrecht 164 (1995): 390-414; Jakub Th. Sawicki, "Synodalia Polonica in einer Handschrift der Robbins Collection in Berkeley," Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law 1 (1971), 57-61.


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MS 4

Codex membranaceous, England, s xiv med.; script: current anglicana; iii+147+iii ff.; 250x170 mm; writing space 210x140 mm; 56 lines per page; text arranged in two columns; cover 270x198 mm

    1. ff. 1ra-89vb Guilelmus de Pagula, Oculus sacerdotis
        a. ff. 1ra-24vb <Prima pars>
        Inc.: ["Cum ecclesie quibus perficiuntur scripsi legi non potest]
        Exp.: " … et Job xxix qui humiliatus fuerit erit in gloria ad quam nos producat dominus ihesu christo amen Explicit summa que vocatur prima pars oculi sacerdotum"

        b. ff. 25ra-51rb <Secunda pars [Dextera pars oculi]>
        Inc.: "Multi sunt sacerdotes et pauci sunt sacerdotes Multi sunt nomine pauci in opere …"
        Exp.: " … quam cum probatus fuerit accipiet coronam vite ad quem nos producat qui suum fine vinit et regnat Amen Explicit summa que vocatur dextra pars oculi sacerdotis"

        c. ff. 51rb-89vb <Tertia pars [Sinistra pars oculi]>
        Inc.: "Incipit summa que vocatur sinistra pars oculi sacerdotis Ignorancia sacerdotum populum decipit …"
        Exp.: "... semper cum domino erimus in presenti vita per gloriam ad quam nos producat dominus ihesu christo Amen Explicit Summa que vocatur Sinistra pars oculi"

    2. ff. 90ra-106va Pseudo-Aristoteles, Secreta secretorum
        a. f. 90ra-b <Prologus auctoris>
        Inc.: "Domino suo excellentissimo in cultu christiane religionis strenuissimo Guydoni vere de Valencia civitatis tripolis glorioso pontifici minimus Philippus suorum minimus clericorum ... cum luna ceteris est lucidior …"
        Exp.: " … [Rubrice scripsi] … De lege [legi non potest]"

        b. ff. 90va-106va <Secreta secretorum>
        Inc.: "[De prohemio cuiusdam doctoris in commendacione aristotelis …] Deus omnipotens custodiat regem nostrum gloriam …"
        Exp.: "... Explicit liber Aristoteli de secreta secretorum siue de regimine principum vel regum vel dominorum et aliorum hominum Completus est tractatus de signis et moribus naturalibus hominum ad regem magnificum Alexandrum qui dominatus fuit totius orbi dictusque monarcha in septemtrione"

    3. ff. 106vb-111rb Canones concilii legatini [1237]
        Inc.: "Incipiunt constituciones Ottonis legati et celebravit concilium apud Londonia Quoniam decet domum domini sanctitudo et ministris eius ..."
        Exp.: "... et statutus hora competens legatur et minus intelligentibus exponatur Expliciunt constituciones domini Ottonis"

    4. ff. 111va-123ra Canones concilii legatini [1268]
        Inc.: "Incipiunt constituciones Octoboni [?...] in Anglia legati Octobonus miseracione divina sancti Adriani diaconus cardinalis sedis apostolice legatus ad perpetuam rei memoriam ..."
        Exp.: "... quod mandamus circa monachos constitutos in sacerdocio qui non frequenter celebrant observari"

    5. ff. 123rb-127rb Constitutiones concilii Oxoniensis [1222]
        Inc.: "Concilium Oxon’ secundum a domino Stephano archiepiscopo Cantuarie Auctoritate dei patris omnipotentis et beate virginis et omnium sanctorum et presentis concilij excommunicamus ..."
        Exp.: "... Excommunicaciones autem in hoc concilio promulgate singulis annis in episopalibus sinodis et quater in anno in parochialibus ecclesiis uterentur Expliciunt consituciones Oxon’"

    6. ff. 127rb-130rb Canones concilii Lambethensis [1261] [recensio altera]
        Inc.: "Concilium editum a Bonefacio Cantuar’ archiepiscopo apud Lambeth Cum ecclesia anglicana non contempnenda iura divina et statuta canonica ..."
        Exp.: "... scripta remedia sacro approbante concilio [providimus? ] adversis […] apponenda In nomine sancte et individue trinitatis patris et filii et spiritui sancti Amen Expliciunt constituciones domini Benefacii archiepiscopi Cantuar’"

    7. ff. 130va-135va Canones concilii Lambethensis [1261]
        Inc.: "Universis sancte matris ecclesie filiis per Cantuariensem provinciam constitutis Bonefacius miseracione archiepiscopus Cantuar’ tocius anglie primas ..."
        Exp.: "... Egidius Saresbir’ episcopi una cum aliis presentibus litteris sigilla nostra duximus apponenda Expliciunt constituciones domini bonefacii episcopi Cantuar’"

    8. ff. 135va-142rb Canones concilii Lambethensis [1281]
        Inc.: "Incipiunt constituciones domini Johannis de Peccham quondam Cantuar’ episcopi Ad exordio nascentis ecclesie christiane orthodoxi patres retroactis temporibus orthodoxorum laqueis..."
        Exp.: "... Anno regni illustrissimi domini nostri Edwardi regis Anglie nono et consecracionis nostre tercio Expliciunt constituciones domini Johannis archiepiscopi Cantuariensis composite apud Lambethe"

    9. ff. 142va-144vb Canones concilii Redingensis [1279]
        Inc.: "Incipiunt constituciones apud Radingis Audites fratres conscripti constituciones istius tenorem novistis eciam canones sanctorum patrum ..."
        Exp.: "... omni sexta feria in pane et aqua ieiunare per inobedienciam nisi infirmitas impediat donec in sequenti capitulo ipsum fecerit recitari Expliciunt constituciones apud Radynd’"

    10. ff. 145vb-146vb Canones concilii Londoniensis [1328]
        Inc.: "Incipiunt constituciones Simonis archiepiscopi elari oportet pro domino deo suo qui non est de sola sua predicione sunt dampnandi ..."
        Exp.: "Expliciunt constituciones Symonis archiepiscopi Cant’ [edite in concilia sancti Pauli london’ in fine mensi Januarij anno domini Milesimo cccxxviii add. man. sec.]"

    11. ff. 147ra-147vb Canones concilii Londoniensis [1342]
        Inc.: "[legi non potest] ... sacrosanctam ecclesiam ..."
        Exp.: [imperfectum] " … [Prefatio; tituli 1-3: De omissionibus ecclesiasticorum beneficiorum ad firmam … [[legi non potest]]"]

    Ruled in drypoint; pricks to guide ruling in the margins. Modern foliation in pencil. The recto of f. 1 nearly illegible. Bottom of f. 27 torn, stitched back on. F. 67 mended in two places. Written in clear ink by two hands: ff. 1-89 by the first hand, ff. 90-147 by the second. Paragraph signs, initials, and capital letters in red ink. Red underlining especially in part III of the Oculus sacerdotis. Corrections and marginal notes in the Secreta secretorum in black ink; the same hand has added chapter headings missed by the original copyist.

    Collation: 1-108 119 12-168 17-189

    Binding: s. xx, brown leather; quires set on onglets de papier; two clasps. Title on spine: "William of Pagula/Oculus sacerdotis." Modern flyleaves.

secundo folio: prudens discretus

    Copied in England not before 1342 (the date of the last article), the manuscript once belonged to Sir John Cope, Bramshill House, Hampshire, and was numbered as MS 14 in that collection (f. 2r). It then passed into the hands of Bernard Quaritch and was acquired by Lloyd Robbins in 1952. After becoming part of the holdings in the Robbins Collection it was known as MS Berkeley, Law Library 46W. 716 oc.

    Bibliography: L. Boyle, "The Oculus Sacerdotis and some other works of William of Pagula," Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, ser. 5, V (1955), 81-109; for the other known manuscript now in the U. S. containing the text of the Oculus (University of Pennsylvania MS Lat. 33) see C. U. Faye and W. H. Bond, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962), 488; for incipit concordance see Falconer Madan, H. H. E. Craster, and N. Denholm-Young, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, 7 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1895-1953), 2/1: 497-98 (MS Bodley 828) and 2/2: 858-59 (MS Hatton 11).
    Roger Bacon’s thirteenth-century edition with glosses of the Secreta secretorum found in MS Oxford, Bodleian Library, Tanner 116 is published in Roger Bacon, Opera hactenus inedita Rogeri Baconi, fasc. V, ed. Robert Steele (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1920): 25-172. An edition of the English translations of the Secreta secretorum based on MSS London, British Library Royal 18 A.vii, Rawlinson B. 490, and Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole 396 is published in Three Prose Versions of the Secreta Secretorum, ed. Robert Steele, Early English Text Society Extra Series 74 (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., 1898).
    For the conciliar canons see F. M. Powicke and C. R. Cheney, eds., Councils and Synods with Other Documents Relating to the English Church II (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964), pt. 1: 665 and pt. 2: 889 (where the manuscript is designated as MS Berkeley, Law Library 46W. 716 oc). According to Powicke and Cheney the canons of the 1261 Lambeth council (recensio altera, article 6 here) were copied from MS Cambridge, Corpus Christi 271. The Canones concilii Redingensis in the Robbins MS do not match the version in Councils and Synods II, pt. 2: 834-51; they match the version printed in D. Wilkins, Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae 2 (London: R. Gosling, F. Gyles, T. Woodward, and C. Davis, 1737), 33-36.

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MS 5

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xiii ex./s. xiv inc.; script: littera bononiensis; iii+294+iii ff.; 400x280 mm; writing space: main text 200x125 mm, glosses of different measures; main text arranged in two columns, 36 lines per column; glosses around the main text; cover 424x304 mm

    ff. 1r-294v a. Gregorius IX, Decretales
        <a. 1. Prologus>
        Inc.: "[Gregorius episcopus scripsi] servus servorum dei dilectis filiis doctoribus et scolaribus universis bononie commorantibus salutem et apostolicam benedictionem Incipit prologus [R]ex pacificus pia miseratione disposuit ... "
        Exp.: " ... ne quis presumat aliam facere absque authoritate sedis apostolice speciali"

        <a. 2. Decretales>
        Inc.: "De summa trinitate et fide katolica Innocentius iiius in consilio generali [F]irmiter credimus et simpliciter confitemur quod unus solus est verus deus..."
        Exp. [imperfectum]: " ... Idem episcopo tolonensi Tua fraternitate intimavit quod cum tibi pro relevatione oneris debitorum duxerimus indulgendum ut fructus beneficiorum que inte//" [V.40.32]

          b. Bernardus de Botone Parmensis, Glossa ordinaria in Decretales
          c. Casus decretalium
          d. Iohannes Andreae, Lectura in Decretales Gregorii IX per modum additionum redacta [fragmenta]
           e. Additiones ad Glossam ordinariam

    Ruled in drypoint. Old foliation in roman numerals: i-lviiii (ff. 1-59); old foliation in arabic numerals: 1-53 and 61-69 (ff. 71-132), 1-8 and 45-80 (ff. 133-176), 1-30 (ff. 177-206), 1-45 (ff. 207-251), each set of numbers corresponding with the beginning of a new section. Capital letters, paragraph marks and line-fillers in red and blue ink. Titles in red ink. Marginal notes and drawings in several different hands, especially on ff. 1r-133v and 177r-196v. Spaces left blank on the first folio of each part (ff. 1r, 70v, 133r, 177r, and 207r) probably for lettrins.
    Small bands of parchment are stuck on the outer and lower margins of ff. 1-84.

    Collation: 1-712 8-910 1010 118 1210 138 1410 158 1610 178 18-2810 298. A piece of parchment is inserted between f. 126 and f. 127; it contains chapter 52 of X.2.28–which is missing in the main text. At least one folio, containing the last title of Book V, is missing.

    Binding: modern printed brown paper. Leather spine with title: "Gregorius IX decretales. Sec. XIII". Modern flyleaves.

secundo folio: unde peccare non potest

    Early provenance not known. Library label on inner front cover with two stamped dates: 1926 and 1929.

    Bibliography: E. Conte, "Il manoscritto 5 della Robbins Collection: Notte descrittive," Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law 19 (1989): 51-55; Stephan G. Kuttner et al., compls., A Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts in the Vatican Library, 2 vols. (Vatican: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1986-87), 1:139, 156-7, 158-9, 160-61, 165, 168, 169-70, 171, 172-3, 174, 175-7, 178-9. For early printed editions, see Gregorius IX, Decretalium Gregorii Pape IX compilatio, multis vtilibus et ferme necessariis, adiuctis examussim castigata (Lugduni: J. Marechal, 1510); id., Decretales domini pape Gregorii noni accurata diligentia nuper emendate summoque studio elaborate ... (Parisijs: solerti cura Tiemanni Keruer, 1516); id., Decretales a Gregorio nono in volume hoc redacta (Ticini: per Jacob Paucidrapense de Burgofranco, 1517); id., Gregorii Noni Pontificis Maximi Decretales epistole ab innumeris penemendis cum textus, tum glossarum repurgate quarum casibus superaddita sunt brevissimi Bernardi glossatoris notabilia, nunc primum in lucem edita (Parisijs: apud Jolanda Bonhome, 1547); id., Decretales Domini Gregorii Papae IX suae integritati una cum glossis restitutae cum privilegio Gregorii XIII Pont. Max. et aliorum principum, Corpus iuris canonici 2 (Romae: In Aedibus Populi Romani, 1548).
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MS 6

Codex membranaceous, France, s. xiii med.; script: Gothic; iii+221+iii ff.; 143x103 mm; writing space 106x70.7 mm; 25 lines per page (ff. 2r-6r); 45 lines per page (ff. 7r-221r); 38 lines per page (f. 221v); text arranged in two columns ff. 7r-221v; cover 150x110 mm

    1. ff. 2r-6r <Tabula titulorum decretalium> [man. sec.]

    2. f. 6r De peccato carnis in monialibus [man. sec.]
        Inc.: "Quod monialis in vicium carnis ..."
        Exp.: " ... hunc per episcopum vel alber[..?] sunt compellandi[?]

    3. ff. 7ra-221va Gregorius IX, Decretales
        <3. a. Prologus>
        Inc.: "Gregorius episcopus servus servorum dei dilectis filiis doctoribus et scolaribus universis parisinis commorantibus salutem et apostolicam benedictionem Rex pacificus pia miseratione disposuit ..."
        Exp.: " ... ne quis presumat aliam facere absque authoritate sedis apostolice speciali"

        <3. b.Decretales>
        Inc.: "Innocentius iiius in concilio generali Firmiter credimus et simpliciter confitemur quod unus solus est verus deus ..."
        Exp.: " ... Lucius iiius Indignum est et a romane ecclesie consuetudine alienum ut pro spiritualibus facere quis homagium compellatur"

    4. f. 221va-b Urbanus IV, Statutum de ingressu religionis
        Inc.: "Inhibitum est expresse omnibus religiosis tam hominibus quam mulieribus ..."
        Exp.: " ... a quibus sentenciis non potest absolvi nisi a papa preter in mortis articulo Hec urbanus"

    Ruled with black lead. Modern foliation. Lettrins at the beginning of each part: on f. 7r, Raymundus de Penaforte giving the five books to Gregorius IX; on ff. 61v, 111, 159, 175: animals painted in red and white on blue ground. Floral borders between columns. Capital letters, paragraph marks and line-fillers in blue and red ink. Titles in red.
    Articles 1, 2, and 4 were copied in the same hand after 1261, the year of the coronation of Pope Urban IV (see article 4). They are a later addition to the original manuscript, which only comprised the text of the Decretales. The hand of articles 1, 2, and 4 has also written "Robert" at the end of the Statutum on f. 221vb. On f. 1v, an eighteenth-century hand has written: Raymundi Compilatio Decretalium and has traced a rudely drawn representation of a masculine crowned head, appearing upside down. Marginal notes on ff. 65r, 85v, 93r, 97r, and 201r. Marginal digits on ff. 181r-v, 201r, 203v, 213v. Folios 109v-110v blank.

    Collation impracticable because of the tight binding.

    Binding: s. xviii, clear leather bearing golden fillets. Gilt edges and perfumed book. Title on spine: "Compilati Decretali Manuscripta" on red background. Printed endpapers. Kept in modern box with title on spine: "Decretales 13th Cent."

secundo folio [f. 3r]: De libelli oblacione

    Early provenance not known. Bookplate on inner front cover: "Ex libris P. J. D. de Richardot Domini de Choisey." On f. iir: "Manuscrit du XIVe siècle," in pencil, in a twentieth-century hand. The manuscript was part of the original collection assembled by Lloyd Robbins.
 
    Bibliography: see Robbins MS 5.
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MS 7

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xiii inc.; script: transitional between Carolingian minuscule and Gothic, by several scribes; ii+82+i ff.; 285x185 mm; writing space 225x125 mm; 34-38 lines per page; cover 292x190 mm

    ff. 1r-82r Bernardus Papiensis, Summa Decretalium
        Inc.: "Gloria patri est filius sapiens Profectus discipuli gloria magistri qui non lucernam doctrine celare sub modio non verbi frumentum abscondere ..."
        Exp.: " ... ei autem qui est alpha et omega bonorum omnium de nostris scriptis gratias referamus Hec ego Bernardus genuit quem clara papia/Mitto sed emendet socii rogo vestra sophia/Qui decretales ad opus commune redegi/Sub titulis summam nunc christo dante peregi"

    Ruled in drypoint and ink; pricks to guide ruling in the margins. Capital letters and titles in red ink; some small letters in brown ink traced in the margins before the capitals were realized. Few marginal notes. Red penwork lion on inner margin of f. 58r.

    Collation: 1-98 1010.

    Binding: stamped leather; gilt edges. Title on spine: "Bernardus Summa Decretalium MS in pergamena." In box in portfolio; cloth with leather spine; title on spine: "Bernardus Summa Decretalium Manuscript on vellum XIIIth century."

secundo folio: intelligenda ut infra

    Early provenance not known. The manuscript was at one time in the possession of Henry Drury, who had it bound in the early nineteenth century (note on f. ir: "MS. in membranis Bernardi Decretalium. An Ancient MS. and evidently not written by the same hand. Bound for me by the only binder C. Lewis. H. Drury 1822"). Sir Thomas Phillipps purchased it at the Drury sale and the book became his MS 6331 (note on f. iiv: "Phillipps MS 6331"). In 1935 it passed into the hands of Jacques Rosenthal; it was thereafter successively acquired and sold by Otto H. V. Vollbehr of Washington, DC (his MS 6), and John Howell (in 1956). Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1956.

    Bibliography: Seymour de Ricci and W. J. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York: Wilson, 1935-40), 1:505. Stephan G. Kuttner, Repertorium der Kanonistik 1140-1234 (Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1937), 338; Bernardus Papiensis, Bernardi Papiensis Faventini Episcopi Summa Decretalium, ed. Ernst A. T. Aspeyres (Regensburg: J. Manz, 1860; reprint, Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1965).

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MS 8

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xiv.; script: Gothic; ii+406+ii ff.; 443x285 mm; writing space 338x192 mm; text arranged in two columns; 81 lines per column; cover 463x300 mm

    ff. 1r-406r Henricus de Segusia Cardinalis Hostiensis, Commentaria in primum [secundum] librum Decretalium
        a. f. 1a-b <Prohemium auctoris>
        Inc.: "Commentarium libri decretalium et prohemium Rubrica Ad dei omnipotens gloria et universalis ecclesie decus et decorem necnon rei publice..."
        Exp.: " ... quia sicut odoratus fetorem discernit sive sentit et fugit sic tractatus ipsius crimina detestatur et punit"

        b. ff. 1ra-2rb Prohemium libri decretalium
        Inc.: "Gregorius episcopus omnes sunt episcopi licet vocentur archiepiscopi primates vel patriarche ..."
        Exp.: " ...

        c. ff. 2rb-189vb <Liber primus>
        Inc.: "De summa trinitate et fide catholica rubrica Quoniam omne que non est ex fide peccatum est ut xxviii ..."
        Exp.: " ... durat tamen quandoque propter accessiones quod dic ut legitur et no. s. e. ex parte die ver qua propter et sequenti Explicit liber primus"

        d. ff. 191ra-406rb <Liber secundus>
        Inc.: " Incipit secundus de iudiciis Rubrica De quo vult deo suppleita statutum secundum d. n. sed pp hoc non ita plene subvenitur constructioni ideoque sine alia supplesione sic ordina literam ..."
        Exp.: " ... Respondere sicut et alii eiusdem dyocesis s de officio ordi. conquerente in fi. et legitur et no. s. de offi. archid. c. fi. et fi. Explicit liber secundus deo gratias"

    Ruled with blank lead. Capital letters, paragraph marks, and line-fillers in red and blue ink. Marginal notes and additions. On f. 406v: "hostiensis super primum et secundum decretalium" [man. altera].
    Historiated lettrins on f. 1ra and 191ra representing Pope Gregory IX, painted in red, pink, white, and yellow on blue background. Two vertical borders on the same folios bearing grotesque characters, humans, animals, birds, and flowers, painted in pink, yellow, and blue. Painted initials representing human faces, animals, stylized flowers, and geometrical motives. On the lower margin of f. 1r the painting of a lion: brown on blue background with red border.

    Collation: 1-1612 176 18-1912 2010 21-3412 356. Catchwords.

    Binding: fifteenth century, wooden boards covered with brown leather bearing fillets, stamps, and fleurons. Four new leather closing straps: top, bottom, and side. New spine with some of the old leather glued to it.

secundo folio: titubabant

    Early provenance not known. The manuscript was at one time part of the collection of John Howell and was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1957.

Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 1:251-3; for another manuscript now in the U.S. including the Commentaria (MS Washington, DC, Library of Congress H6), see Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 114; Henricus de Segusio, In primum [-quartum] Decretalium librum Commentaria ... 4 vols. (Venetiis: apud Ivntas, 1581; reprint, Torino: Bottega d'Erasmo, 1965).

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MS 9

Codex membranaceous, France, s. xiii ex.; script: Gothic; ii+295+i ff.; 155x110 mm; writing space 95x58 mm; 27 lines per page; cover 158x115 mm

    1. ff. 2r-261v Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de poenitentia
        a. <Prologus>
        Inc.: "Quoniam cum ait ieronimus Secunda post naufragium tabula est culpam ampliter confiteri ne impericia ministrantis predictam tabulam submergi contingat aliqum naufragantes ..."
        Exp.: " … a me preter propositum inserta cogitans caritate fraterna corrigas et emendes"

        b. <Summa de poenitentia>
        Inc.: "De symonia Ne prelati vices suas ab annuo censu concedant … Quoniam inter crimina ecclesiastica symoniaca heresis optinet primum locum …"
        Exp.: " … mereamur audire in die domini dulcem et ineffabilem iocunditatis vocem illam venite benedicti precipite regnum Amen Explicit summa de casibus"

    2. ff. 262r-295v Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de matrimonio
        a. <Prologus>
        Inc.: "Incipit de matrimonio Quoniam frequenter in foro provinciali dubitationes circa matrimonium immo et interdum quia perplexitates occurunt ..."
        Exp.: " … ponendo rubricas in locis debitis et dubitationes diversas ad rubricas singulas pertinentes"
 
        b. <Summa de matrimonio>
        Inc.: "De sponsalibus De matrimonio … Quoniam matrimonium sponsalia precedere consueverunt ideo primo loco de sponsalibus est agendum …"
        Exp.: " ... que corrigenda vidit et addenda non invidenti animo sed benigno corrigat et emendet [[Explicit summa de matrimonio]] Expliciunt summa de casibus et summa de matrimonio"

    Ruled with black lead. Modern foliation, beginning with f. ii (numbered as f. 1) and including f. iii (numbered as f. 297, now detached from the rest of the manuscript and tucked in between f. 298 and the back cover). Red, blue, and green initials. Paragraph marks in red and blue, titles rubricated. Line fillers on ff. 2r, 134r, 262r. Marginal notes. On f. iiv: "summa de casibus" in a fourteenth-century hand; "Summa de casibus conscientiae" and "13e s. comp.[osé] par R. des frères V[...]rs" in an eighteenth- or nineteenth-century hand.

    Collation: 110 2-612 711 8-2412 2510. Catchwords.

    Binding: stamped leather over wooden boards; front damaged where one clasp is gone; nail holes for clasp in back. Modern, round tag on string from spine bearing two different call numbers: I 46 R273 sum, and BV761.A8.R21.

secundo folio: Quoniam inter crimina

    The book was probably copied, and certainly bound in lower Normandy: f. i, used as a flyleaf for the present binding, contains, on its verso, samples of episcopal letters of dispensation and benefit for the diocese of Bayeux: "Tenor litterarum que episcopus dispensat ex residentia;" "item alia;" "Tenor que episcopus confert alicui beneficium." According to Marie-Therèse D’Alverny, who perused this manuscript in 1981 at the Robbins Collection, the five sexterniones, marked in pencil, are presumably from southern France, as the hue of red is lighter than that from Paris; the script, however, is not south-French. The manuscript once belonged into the library of Count Chandon de Briailles, where it was catalogued as MS 30 (book plate on f. iir). It was purchased by Lloyd Robbins in 1954, and it became part of the Robbins Collection in 1957.

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 2:1, 3-6. For manuscripts including the texts of the Summae in U.S. collections, see de Ricci and Wilson, Census 2: 1206 (Buffalo, NY, the library of the Buffalo Historical Society) and 2154 (Providence, R.I., the library of Howard S. Preston); and Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 53 (Yale University Library), 79 (the library of T. E. Marston, CT), 106 (Washington, DC, Catholic University), 215 (Boston Public Library), and 402 (New York, the library of Phyllis W. and Howard L. Goodhart). See also Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de paenitentia S. Raimundus de Pennaforte, ed. Xaverio and Aloisio Diez, Universa bibliotheca iuris 1/C (Rome: Commentarium pro religiosis, 1976).

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MS 10

Codex chartaceous, Scotland, s. xvii ex.; i+474+i pp.; 295x184 mm; cover 299x190 mm

    1. pp. 1-44 The Forme of Process Used befor the Lords of Sessione

        Inc.: "The process comprehends the instruments and order of [… legi non potest] in the administration …"
        Exp.: " [… legi non potest]

    2. pp. 1’-428’ James Dalrymple, First Viscount Stair, Institutions of the Law of Scotland [recensio altera]
        Inc.: "Titulus Ius Comon principles 1 Discriptione of jurisprudence and law 2 The authoritie of law …"
        Exp.: " […]

    Pagination contemporary with the manuscript; each article separately paginated; pagination stops after p. 422’. Two blank sheets between p. 44 and p. 1’.

    Binding: leather with stamped decorations and the initials I C on front and back. Call number on spine: gKE3320.S782 ILS 1680.

    The second article is a compendium either predating or based on Books I-III; the last entry is "Behaveing like eires," which should be Title 6 in Book III (cf. the second edition of 1693), here called Title 28. The fact that the first edition was printed in 1681 does not necessarily mean that this manuscript was written before the publication of the book; there are marked differences between the text of the manuscript and that of the printed edition.

    From the library of the Honourable Hew Dalrymple (bookplate on inside cover bearing his coat of arms). There are several individuals named Hew in the Dalrymple family: one is Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick, third son of Sir James Stair (the author), who succeeded his father as President of the Court of Session and purchased Tantallon Castle in North Berwick in 1699; others are his grandson, Hew Dalrymple, Lord Drummore (d. 1755) and Sir Hew Dalrymple, grandson of the first Viscount Stair and the third son of the Hon. Sir Hew Dalrymple (d. 1830).

    Bibliography: Dalrymple, James, viscount Stair, The Institutions of the Law of Scotland Deduced from its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon, and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighboring Nations in IV Books, 2d ed. (Edinburgh: printed by the heir of Andrew Anderson, 1693); ibid., new ed. (Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute, 1832); ibid., The Institutions of the Law of Scotland, ed. David M. Wlaker (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1981).

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MS 11

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xiv; vi+208+v ff.; script: Gothic; 260x190 mm (ff. 1—208); 188x95 mm (f. vi); writing space: main text 155x95 mm, glosses of different measures arranged around the text; cover 273x200 mm

    1. ff. 1r-181r a. Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de poenitentia

        a. 1 <Prologus>
        Inc.: "Incipit summa magistri raymundi Quoniam ut ait ieronimus secunda tabula post naufragium est culpam confiteri simpliciter ne imperitia ministrantis predictam tabulam submergi contigat aliqum naufragantes …"
        Exp.: " … a me preter propositum inserta cogitans caritate fraterna corrigas et emendes"

        a. 2 <Summa de poenitentia>
        Inc.: "De symonia Ne prelati vices suas sub annuo censu concedant … Quoniam inter crimina ecclesiastica symonica heresis optinet primum locum …"
        Exp.: " … mereamur audire in die domini dulcem et ineffabilem iocunditatis vocem illam venite benedicti precipite regnum Amen"

        b. Guilelmus Redonensis, Apparatus summae de poenitentia

    2. ff. 181r-208v a. Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de matrimonio

        a. 1 <Prologus>
        Inc.: "Incipit prologus magistri Raymundi in summa sua de matrimonio Quoniam frequenter in foro penitentiali dubitationes circa matrimonium immo etiam interdum quasi perplexitates occurunt …"
        Exp.: " … ponendo rubricas in locis debitis et dubitationes diversas ad rubricas singulas pertinentes Explicit prologus"

        a. 2 <Summa de matrimonio>
        Inc.: "Incipiunt capitula de sponsalibus De sponsalibus De matrimonio … Quoniam sponsalia precedere matrimonia consueverunt ideo primo loco de sponsalibus est agendum …"
        Exp.[imperfectum]: " … in rebus dotalibus factas puta quia domum refecit potest retinere de impensis in rebus dotalibus factis lex 1 voluntarias vero perdiditur sicut ibi dicitur"

        b. Guilelmus Redonensis, Apparatus summae de matrimonio [imperfectum]

    Ff. iv-vi and vii-viii vellum; ff. i-iii and ix-xi paper. Ruled with black lead. Parallel foliation: the first, at the top of each folio, is in the late fifteenth-century hand that has presumably written the donation text on f viiv, as well as the index on ff. vv-viv and, possibly, the donation text on f. vr; the second, at the bottom of each folio, is in a modern hand, in pencil. Capital letters and paragraph marks in red and blue ink. Red and blue line-fillers accompanying initials. Marginal notes. Bottom quarter of f. 65 cut out; f. 163 torn and mended.

    Collation: 1-1112 1210 13-1412 1510 16-1712 188. Catchwords.

    Binding: printed paper, hardback, leather spine. Title on spine: "Summa Raymundi sec. XIV."

secundo folio: prohibita quia symonica

    The manuscript once belonged to Francisco of Pozzuoli, former rector, who in 1496 donated it to the church of St. John the Baptist in Busto Arsizio (northern Italy): f. vr has "Iste liber est ecclesie Sancti Johannis baptiste burgi de bustiarsitio et largitus fuit per venerabilem dominum presbiterum Francischolum de [[bus]] puteo olim rectorem sancte ecclesie et presentatus fuit per dominum presbiterum Johannem de bernardis die xx aprilis 1496 in presentia dominorum presbiterorum Michaelis de bossys conradi et Bernardinis amborum de crispis [legi non potest] rectorum sancte ecclesie;" f. viiv has "Summa ista Raymondi largita fuit ecclesie Johannis baptiste loci de Bustiarsitio per venerabilem virum dominum presbiterum frescholum de puteo et presentata fuit per dominum presbiterum Johannem de Bernardis habitantem in bianate die xxo aprilis 1496."

    The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1959.

    Bibliography: For other manuscripts in the U.S. including the Summa de poenitentia and the Summa de matrimonio, see Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 53 (Yale University Library), 79 (the library of T. E. Marston, CT), 106 (Washington, DC, Catholic University), and 215 (Boston, Public Library); see also the bibliography for Robbins MS 9.

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MS 12

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii med.; i+360+iii ff.; 282x200 mm; cover 290x210 mm

    1. ff. 1r-218v Pietro Giannone, Trattato de’ rimedi contro le scomuniche invalide e proibizioni de’ libri che si decretano in Roma
        Inc.: "Parte I Dell’ invalità delle censure fulminate del Vicario di Napoli e de’ Rimedj contro di quelle La Storia civile del Regno di Napoli la quale io presi a scrivere …"
        Exp.: " … tanto è lontano che possa recar sollieva e mettere le loro anime in istato di quietà, e tranquillità Fine della III. Parte"

    2. ff. 219r-288v Pietro Giannone, Professione di fede scritta al Padre Giuseppe Sanfelice
        Inc.: "Chi avrebbe potuto resistere, Padre Santo a’ vostri pungentissmi coltelli, ed à quelle ardenti spade …"
        Exp.: " … la proibizione di un tal libro, la quale anche hà ridondato in beneficio di questo fedelissimo Publico. Et ita conclusum … Fine della Professione di fede"

    3. ff. 289r-315r Pietro Giannone, Risposta ad una lettera scrittagli da un suo amico nella quale l’avvisava la poca sodisfazione di alcuni in leggendo nel Libro XIII. Della di lui Istoria Civile del Regno di Napoli …
        Inc.: "Gentilissimo signor mio Al pari della sua cordialità ed affezione, che non tralascia in tutte l’occasioni ricolmarmi de’ suoi favori …"
        Exp.: " … la quale per le cose già dette recherà alla Republica maggior onore, e la renderà assai più di gloria, e di eterna commendazione Fine"

    4. ff. 316r-360v Pietro Giannone, Brevi addizioni, correzioni, ed annotazioni alla sua Storia del Regno di Napoli stampata in Francese l’anno 1723 et or tradotta nell’Italiano l’anno 1743
                        a. <Avvertimenti ai’ leggitori>
                        b. <Addizioni, etc.>

    5. ff. iir-iiiv Dell’Invalidità delle censure fulminate dal Vicario di Napoli, etc. [Index]

    Binding: vellum over heavy cardboard. Call number on spine: gBX1767 G434 1745.

    The manuscript was once in the possession of Joseph Martin; thereafter it passed into the hands of H. P. Kraus, and was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1962.

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MS 13

Codex chartaceous, France, s. xvi ex.; i+205+iii ff.; 263x195 mm; cover 266x205 mm

    1. ff. 1r-77r <Gabriel> Dulaur, Annotationes ad quatuor libros institutionum iuris pontificii

    2. ff. 81r-101v <François> de Lagarde, <Annotationes> ad cap. Consultationibus ex. de iure patronatus [X.3.38.19]

    3. ff. 103r-130v <Martin> Rossel, <Annotationes> ad titulum De inofficioso testamento [Cod. 3.28]

    4. ff. 136r-168v <Martin> Rossel, <Annotationes> ad titulum De rebus creditis [Dig. 12.1]

    5. ff. 172r-205v <Pierre> Grégoire, In Caput primum De homicidio [X.5.12.]

    Unnumbered folios. Ff. 78-80, 102, 131-135, and 169-171 blank. Extensive marginal notes on ff. 136-205.

    Binding: vellum; top of spine torn; call number on spine: gBX 1935 L377 15--.

    The manuscript was probably copied in Toulouse in the latter part of the sixteenth century: both Martin Rossel (d. 1583; articles 3 and 4 here) and Pierre Grégoire (Gregorius Tolosanus, c. 1540-1597; article 5 here) were professors of law at the University of Toulouse in the mid and late 1500s. Rossel occupied for twenty four years one of the three canon law chairs; in addition he taught civil law for fifteen years. He was one of the five members of the committee that, on 2 May 1570, examined Grégoire as part of the requirements for the licence in canon law. In 1579, after a period of residency at Cahors, Grégoire, now a doctor utriusque juris from that university, was invited to return to Toulouse as a regent professor of canon law–a position that he held until 1581, when he left for the university at Pont-à-Mousson, newly founded by Duke Charles of Lorraine.

    François de Lagarde (d. 1584; article 2 here), a former counsellor and Commisary of the Chambre des requêtes, was created a doctor of law on 28 March 1583 and offered the chair left vacant by Grégoire, which he held until his death a year later. Gabriel Dulaur (Laurus, d. c. 1585; article 1 here) occupied one of the canon law chairs between 1579 and 1584.

    Copied by a single scribe, the book was still used in 1612 (note on f. 131r, in a different hand, dated 13 January of that year). Once with the holdings of Emmanuel Moret, the manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1962.

    Bibliography: Pierre Gregoire, Opera omnia ad ius pontificium spectanta ... (Lugduni: sumptibus I. Pillehotte, 1612).

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MS 14

Codex membranaceous, France, s. xv; script: littere batarde, in at least two different hands; i+225+xi ff; 235x162mm (ff. 9-225); 205x150 mm (ff. 1-2, 7-8); 230x160 (ff. 3-6); writing space: 160x95 mm (ff. 9-225), 150x100 mm (ff. 1-8); 32 lines per page (ff. 3-6, 9-225), 30 lines per page (ff. 1-2, 7-8); cover 244x176 mm

    ff. 1r- 225v Bartholomaeus de Sancto Concordio, Summa de casibus conscientiae
        Inc. [imperfectum]: " … Nam et Impediunt ordinis executionem Talia sunt tria scilicet homicidium 5 di miror. i. q. vii si quis omnem de conse. di. i. …"
        Exp. [imperfectum]: " … non tenetur ad restitutionem Utrum liceat furari usurario ut elemosina dicetur vide supra elemosina Io § ix Et sequitur capitulum de g…"

    The manuscript has some loss of folios: the entire text pertaining to letters A-D is missing, as well as a portion of the entries under letter E. The preserved portion is part of the article on enormia: ["Enormia que sunt enormia secundum canones dicuntur dupliciter …"]; the first complete entry for letter E is "Episcopus Utrum status episcoporum sit perfectior religiosorum …" More folios have been lost in the middle of the book; as bound now, the text copied in the first hand stops at the bottom of f. 177v towards the end of the entry Sepultura secundo [" … Quod si proprius sacerdos corpus eius qui alibi se elegerat sepelli violenter rapuent Rv secundum hesti amittit ius quod eius …"]. The reclamans at the bottom of the folio is "mortuario habet," belonging in this second entry on sepultura; the text on the next folio, in a second hand, beginning " … Similiter et hosti In multis casibus simonie secundum Ray. potest episcopus dispensare …" belongs in a different entry, Simonia septimo. The text ends abruptly in the middle of f. 225v (Votum quarto).
    Ruled with black-lead; pricks to guide ruling in the margins.Unnumbered folios. Headings in gold with red and blue initials. Initials, capital letters, paragraph marks, and line-fillers in red and blue ink. Paragraph numbers in the margins, corresponding to the paragraph marks, lined with red.

    Collation: 18 26 3-58 62 7-128 137 146 15-188 196 20-218 22-234 247 25-308 315 322. Catchwords.

    Binding, s. xix, of red grain-leather, bearing golden fillets and fleurons in the corners. Flyleaves of modern paper. Stored in a dark red box.

secundo folio: sunt 68. di. § hii vero

    Early provenance not known. Once in the possession of Alan G. Thomas, the manuscript was acquired for the Robbins collection in 1970.

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 2:25-31; for manuscripts including the text of the Summa now in U.S. collections, see de Ricci and Wilson, Census 1: 523 (Chicago, Newberry Library), 547 (Chicago, University of Chicago); and ibid., 2: 1179 (Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Library), 1466 (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library), 1923 (Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati Library), 2195 (Moundsville, WV, the library of Charles McCamic), and 2214 (Montreal, McGill University); see also Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 106 (Washington, DC, Catholic University) and 516 (University of Virginia, Edward L. Stone Collection); Barholomeus de Sancto Concordio, Summa Pisana edita per reuerendum patrem fratrem Bartholomeum de Pisis almi Ordinis Predicatorum (Venetijs: per Nicolaum Girardengum de Nouis, die xij mensis Maij 1481).

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MS 15

Codex chartaceous, Spain and Italy, s. xvi ex./xvii in.; v+53+vii ff., manuscript and printed; 305x210 mm; cover 316x225 mm

Processus informativus de fama sanctitatis, virtutum et miraculorum Sanctae Theresiae de Jesu

    1. f. 2r-v Proçeso conpulsorial: Abecedario y Relaçion verdadera de los autos E ynformaçiones Tocantes a la canoniçacion de la santa madre Teresa de Jesusen la ciudad de Salamanca … por comisiones de la Santa Sede Apostolica

    2. ff. 5r-6r Fray Luis de la Madre di Dios pro Fray Josep de Jesus Maria, Carta de poder

    3. ff. 7r-v Fray Josep de Jesus Maria, Carta de poder

    4. ff. 10r-14v Fray Luis de la Madre di Dios, Carta de poder

    5. ff. 16r-18r Litterae remissoriales et compulsoriales super canonicatione Theresiae de Jesu [transcripta]
        Inc.: "Dominicus Hostien Pinellus Antonius Ma Praenestin Gallus episcopi Franciscus Ma tituli Sanctae Marie de Avacoeli de monte … super canonicationibus sanctorum rite, et recti faciendi, … tanquam congregatione sacrorum rituum praefecti … super canonicatione bonae memoriae Theresiae …"
        Exp.: " … Data in Roma in Palatio solitae residentiae praedicti Cardinali Pinelli episcopi Ostien. In quo pro negotio Euru […?] congregati fuimus anno M.DC. VIIJ quarto Nonas Augusti Pontificatus proelibati Sanctissimi in Christo Patris, et Domini nostri Domini Pauli Papae V anno quarto [SS.]"

    6. f. 21r Relacion sumaria de los autos del Proseso ynformaciones[?] y dilijencias aserca de la fama y opinion que el pueblo tiene con la benerabile Madre Teresa de Jesus

    7. f. 21r-22r Relacion sumaria de los autos del Proseso conpulsorial tocante a las pruevas y demass autos y dilijencias de la verificacion de la Santa Madre Teresa de Jesus

    8. ff. 23r- Remisorial: Ynterrogatorio del fiscal

    9. f. 24r-v Conpulsorial: Ynterrogatorio de oficio

    10. ff. 26r-27r Relacion sumaria de los autos del Proseso Remisorial tocante a la beatificacion de la Santa madre Teresa de Jesus … nuebe dias del mes de Abril de mill y seicientos y dies y nuebe annos …

    11. ff. 29r-31v Instruction para la execucion de las letras compulsoriales de los illustrissimos Cardenales de la Congregacion de Ritos sobre la canonicacion de la Benerable madre Theresa de Jesus

    12. ff. 32r-33v Instruction para la execucion de las letras remissorias sobre la canonizacion de la Madre Theresa de Jesus

    13. ff. 35r-v Tanto del ynterrogatorio de preguntas que su Eminencia Don Luis de Cordoba obispo de Salamanca […?] … presentada en el proceso conpulsorial … en lano de 1604 … en lano de 1609 …tocante a su beatificacion

    14. ff. 38r-39v Tanto del ynterrogatorio de preguntas que su Eminencia D. H[ermano?] Manrique obispo de Salamanca … en lano de 1591 [2?] presentada en el proceso conpulsorial … tocante a su beatificacion

    15. f. 41r La vision de la santissima Trinidad de Santa Teresa

    16. ff. 44r-45v Voto qve hizo la villa de Alva a la bienaventvrada virgen Santa Teresa

    17. ff. 46r-47v Paulus V, Breve
        "Paulus Papa quintus ad perpetuam rei memoriam. In supremo apostolatus solio meritis … Alias siquidem nomine Dilectorum filiorum omnium Religiosorum Ordinis fratrum Carmelitarum Discalceatorum … nobi exposito quod bon. mem. Teresa de Jesu …"

    18. ff. 48r-49v Urbanus VIII, Breve
        "Urbanus Papa VIII ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Domini nostri Iesv Christi, qui Seruos, & Ancillas suas … Sane dilecti filij Syndici, seu Procuratores Regnorum Coronae Castellae Nobis nuper exponifecerunt …"

    19. ff. 50r-v Paulus V, Breve
        "Paulus Papa V ad fvtvram rei memoriam. Domini nostri Iesv Christi, qui bonos & fideles seruos … Alias siquidem nomine dilectorum filiorum omnium Religiosorum totius Ordinis Fratrum Carmelitarvm Discalceatorum … nobis exposito quod bon. Mem. Teresa de Iesv dicti Ord. …"

    20. ff. 51r-v Paulus V, Breve
        "Paulus Papa V ad fvtvram rei memoriam. Domini nostri Iesv Christi, qui bonos & fideles seruos … Alias siquidem nomine dilectorum filiorum omnium Religiosorum totius Ordinis Fratrum Carmelitarvm Discalceatorum … nobis exposito quod bon. Mem. Teresa de Iesv dicti Ord. …"

    Modern foliation in pencil by the compiler or binder. Articles separated by fine paper sheets with notes in French by the compiler or binder; paper sheets numbered together with the original folios; unnumbered folios between ff. 6-7, and ff. 14-15. Ff. 3, 8 [9], 19 [21], 36 [38] blank.

    Binding: France, s. xx, dark leather, hardback. Title on spine: Santa Teresa de Avila/Procès de canonisation. Covered in binder of maroon cloth over boards, leather spine. Kept in maroon cardboard box; title on spine: Santa Teresa de Avila.

    The book is comprised of manuscript and printed documents (articles 16, 18, 19, and 20) pertaining to the process in the cause of beatification and canonization of Theresa de Avila. Article 1 is an index of documents debated during the proceedings in the presence of don Luis Fernandez de Cordoba, Bishop of Salamanca, and Juan Garcia Rodriguez Beltran de la Paz, apostolic notary of Salamanca. It is written in the latter’s hand, like several of the documents included in this collection. Article 2 is a motion by Fray Luis de la Madre di Dios of the Discalced Carmelite order in behalf of Fra Josep de Jesus Maria, general of the order, requesting original documents attesting to the fame, sanctity, and miracles performed by St. Theresa. Article 3 is a notarized power of attorney granted by Fray Josep de Jesus Maria, General of the Order; authenticated (notarial sign). Article 4 is a copy of summary of witnesses and testimony at Salamanca authenticated by Juan Garcia Rodriguez Beltran de la Paz, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign). Article 5 is a transcript of documents issued by the Sacred Congregation of Rites initiating the process of canonization. The document includes the names of Cardinals Pinelli, Gallus, Bellarmino, Serafini, Pamfili, Odoardi, and Farnese, and is authenticated by Joannes Paulus Mucantius, Master of Sacred Ceremonies, Apostolic Notary, and Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Rites (notarial sign missing). Article 15 is an anonymous account of a vision of St. Theresa. Article 16, printed, is the authorization given by the City of Alva de Tormes to celebrate a mass on 5 October in memory of St. Theresa. Article 17 is a copy of the Brief of Pope Paul V, given on 3 August 1617, autheticated by Felipe Salgado, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign). Article 18, printed, is a Brief of Pope Urban VIII, given on 21 July 1527, authenticated by Juan del Cerro, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign and seal). Article 19, printed, is a Brief of Pope Paul V, given on 27 September 1616, authenticated by Johannes Prieto, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign). Article 20, printed, is a duplicate of article 19, authenticated by Johannes Prieto, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign).

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1970.

    Bibliography: Dominicus a Jesu, Acta publica canonizationis Sanctae Theresiae a Jesu, fundatricis Carmelitarum Excalceatorum. Hoc est bulla et relationes duae, in quibus praeclara gesta, virtutes, & miracula eiusdem sanctae compendio describuntur, & probantur, 2d ed. (Lutetiae Parisiorum: sumpt. Claudii Sonnii & Petri Baillet, 1628), 131 (for articles 2 and 3).

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MS 16

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii in.; i+121+i ff.; 236x197 mm; cover 277x230 mm

 
1. ff. 1r-36v Antipologetico o vero Esamine dell’Apologia Incerti Auctoris Pro Reipublice Venetae Episcopus

2. ff. 37r-39v Discorso in cui si mostra che i Venetiani in questa loro disobedienza verso il Papa fanno contra l’obligo loro, et l’osservanza di loro Maggiori

3. ff. 40r-47v Lettera al Proveditor Moro di Terra ferma

4. ff. 48r-51v Copia di una lettera della Signoria di Genova in risposta alla Republica di Venetia

5. ff. 52r-59v Lettera de Veronesi à Bresciani

6. ff. 60r-77v Instruttione et Auuertimenti all’ Illustrissimo Signor Don Annibale di Capua per la sua legatione di Venetia del modo che ha da tinere nel trattare et negotiare con quella Serenissima Republica

7. ff. 78r-102v Rimostranza fatta a un Clarissimo Venetiano contra la Republica

8. ff. 103r-121v Ravedimento o sia protesta d’un Clarissimo Senatore Veneto scritta al Rettore H. suo fratello continente le cause per le quali rinuntia in tutto et per tutto all’oppinione del Serenissimo Donati et alla sua fattione adherendo alli commandamenti di Sua Sanctita

    Manuscript copied in several different cursive hands. Foliation modern, in pencil. Binding: modern white cardboard; title on spine: "Apologia incerti auctoris." F. iiv has a note in pencil: "[Venezia et Saint Siège]," suggesting that the book in its present binding was once in the hands of a Frenchman.

    The manuscript is a collection of texts and letters concerning the Venetian interdict, compiled for Cardinal Ascanio Colonna. Made a cardinal by Pope Sixtus V in 1585, Colonna was viceroy of Aragon between 1602 and 1604, and was appointed Bishop of Palestrina by Pope Clement VIII on 5 June 1606. The prefatory letter in the manuscript was written shortly after the latter appointment, on the Day of the Cross (14 September) 1606. The name of the compiler–who is also the author of article 1–was cut off when the several different texts were bound as one manuscript; from the prefatory letter, however, it can be inferred that he was a longtime client and a familiar of Cardinal Colonna’s household.

    Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 in Italian. Article 2 in Latin.

    The manuscript once belonged with the holdings of Il Polifilo in Milan. It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1970.

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MS 17

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii med.; i+26+i ff.; 272x202 mm; cover 275x205 mm

    ff. 1r-26v Cardinal Decio Azzolini, Votum in causa beatificationi Cardinali Bellarmini
        Inc.: "In Causa Beatificationij, et Canonizzazionij Ven. Servi Dei Cardinalij Bellarmini super dubium An constet de virtutibus Theologalibus …"
        Exp.: " … onde non posso in questa parte far’ altro che rimettere a miglior giudizio, o il cercare l’informazione più precisa, o il perdonare questa fama per quanto imposti, cosi come’Ella corre nel concetto di molti. Ed alla Sanctità Vostra bacio con umilissimo ossequio I Santi Piedi"

    Unnumbered folios. Binding: green-printed paper over cardboard. Title on spine: "Voto del Card. Azzolini nella causa di beatificazione del Card. Bellarmino." F. iiv has a note in pencil: "[Roberto Bellarmino] (49 pp.)" in the hand that has written "[Venezia et Saint Siège]" in Robbins MS 16.

    The manuscript contains a copy of the vote of Cardinal Azzolini (1623-1689) concerning the beatification of Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621). Azzolini was made a cardinal by Pope Innocent X in 1654, and held two appointments as an interim Secretary of State under Innocent X and Clement IX, respectively. The procedure of St. Roberto’s beatification and canonization was initiated in the year following his death; he was beatified in 1923 and canonized in 1930; in 1931 he was granted the title of Doctor of the Church.

    The manuscript once belonged with the holdings of Il Polifilo in Milan. It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1970.

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MS 18

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii in.[?]; i+413+i ff.; 260x194 mm; cover 274x200 mm

    ff. 1r-413r Cardinal Roberto Ubaldini, Registro di lettere della Nuntiatura di Francia dal 1612 al 1615

    Ff. 231v-232v blank. Binding: vellum, detached from volume. Title on spine: "Card. Ubaldini Della Nuntiatura di Francia." On f. 49r, a library stamp: "Biblioth. privata P. Praep. gen. S.J." Title page loose, with the portion containing the title cut out.

    The manuscript includes copies of letters sent from Paris between 4 December 1612 and 27 January 1615 by Roberto, Cardinal Ubaldini (d. 1635), Papal nuncio, reporting on church affairs and socio-political circumstances in France and elsewhere in Europe.
    The bulk of the collection is comprised of several hundred letters addressed to Cardinal Borghese–probably Scipione (1576-1633), nephew of Pope Paul V; other receivers were Cardinal Bandini, Bellarmino (later St. Roberto Bellarmino, see Robbins MS 17), Bevilacqua, Farnese, Filonardi, Gallo, Mellino, Monti, and Sauli; the Cardinal of St. Cecilia; the Archbishop of Capua, nuncio to Madrid; the Archbishop of England; the Bishop of Savona, nuncio to Torino; the Bishop of Adria, nuncio to Lucerne; the Archbishop of Patras, vice-legate to Avignon; the Archbishop of Rodi, nuncio to Brussels; the General of the Order of St. Francis; the General of the Order of St. Augustin; the General of the Order of Premonstrantensians; Stefano da Tenda, Superior of the Capucins; and other contemporary eccelsiastical figures.
    Also included are letters to Monseigneur de Marilliac, State Advisor to the King of France; Monsieur de Villeroy; and the Marquess of Malatesta, General of the Armies of His Sanctity in Avignon.

    Most letters in Italian; some in Latin; some in French.

    The volume was once with J. Rubenstein; it was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1970.

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MS 19

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv med.; script: Gothic cursive; ii+367+ii; 414x29 mm; writing space 290x180 mm; 60 or 70 lines per page; text arranged in two columns; cover 428x303 mm

    ff. 1r-367v Iohannes Andreae, Novella super III, IV, et V Decretalium

        a. ff. 1r- 214v <In Tertium Decretalium Librum Commentaria>
        Inc.: "De vita et honestate clericorum Finito tractatu iudiciorum a quibus clerici quantum possunt abstinere debent ..."
        Exp.: " … Dicit Jeronimus super Malachiam C quod regula scripturarum est in manifestis non externuare que scripta sunt Cum igitur satis sit manifestum stemus littere ioannes andree Explicit liber tercius novelle domini Joannis Andree"

        b. ff. 215r-260r <In Quartum Decretalium Librum Commentaria>
        Inc.: "Postquam satis tractavimus ea que spectant a clericos Ad ea que spectant ad laycos stilum vertamus …"
        Exp.: " … Et contra pelagionos li. I. Michi cure non est quid aristotiles sed quid apostolus doceat Explicit liber quartus novelle domini Joannis Andree per manus Johanni Wydenvelt"

        c. ff. 261r-367v <In Quintum Decretalium Librum Commentaria>
        Inc.: "Incipit liber quintus de accusacionibus inquisicionibus et denunciacionibus Rubrica Proxime tractavimus de accusacione matrimonii …"
        Exp.: " … Amen amen quod de hebreo transtulerunt septuaginta in. fiat fiat ut in epistola ad marcellam viii scribit ipse Ieronimus Et sic est finis huius novelle per manus Johannis Widenvelt et est secunda pars"

    Ruled in drypoint and ink. Unnumbered folios, with the exception on ff. 215, 260, 299, 300, and 301–all of which are numbered in pencil in a modern hand. Watermark representing a lyre, 90x45 mm. Capital spaces. Very few marginal notes. Extensive additional text at bottom of f. 199v.

    Collation: 110 2-2112 2210 23-3012 3111. Catchwords.

    Binding: modern white vellum; hardback; stamped, with brass corners and center pieces; parchment strengtheners at quire centers.

secundo folio: hospicia commatrum

    The manuscript was copied by Johannes Wydenvelt; colophons on f. 260r: "Explicit liber quartus novelle domini Joannis Andree per manus Johanni Wydenvelt" and f. 367v: "Et sic est finis huius novelle per manus Johannis Widenvelt." One of the early owners was Gabriel de Veritate of Verona, son of Benedict, who had purchased it from a certain Marco of St. Agata; owner’s mark on f. 367v: "Ista novella est mei Gabrielis filii domini Benedicti de Veritate de Verona Empta a domino Marco de Sancta Agata." Later, Gabriel became a Minorite friar and, in expiation of his sins, he bequeathed the book to the Franciscan house [?] of St. Bernard in Verona; donation text on f. 367v: "Hunc librum legavit Dominus Gabriel de Veritate nunc vero frater Gabriel ordinis minorum observantie loco Sancti Bernardini Verone in remissionem suorum peccatorum."

    The manuscript was once in the R. H. Charlton collection, then recorded in the sale by Anderson (New York, 12 December 1914, no. 16) to G. D. Smith and in the sale by the American Art Society (New York, 24 February 1925, no. 439) to Dawson. It then became part of the collection of Mrs. Milton E. Getz of Beverly Hills, California. At some point the manuscript was in the library of Joseph M. Gleason (ex libris on bookplate inside front cover). It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1970.

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 1:264-5; de Ricci and Wilson, Census 1:15; Ioannes Andreae, In quinque Decretalium libros novella commentaria, 5 vols. (Venetiis: apud Franciscum Franciscium Senensem, 1581; reprint, Torino: Bottega d'Erasmo, 1963).
 

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MS 20

Codex chartaceous, England, s. xvi [?]; script: sixteenth-century English secretary hand; iii+277+1 ff.; 304x193 mm; cover 310x205 mm

    ff. 1r-277v Henry VIII, King of England, and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Letters and instructions to several ambassadors

    Binding: leather, hardback. Upper part of spine torn off. Modern round white sticker with the number 16 on spine.

    The manuscript includes copies of diplomatic correspondence between Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey, and the following: the Bishop of Bath and Thomas Hannibal, both English ambassadors to the Vatican; the Bishop of London; Sir Richard Sampson, Dean of the Chapel Royal; Sir Richard Farmingham; Sir Richard Wingfield, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Sir Thomas Boleyn, Treasurer to the King’s Household; Richard Pace, Cardinal Wolsey’s and afterwards Henry VIII’s secretary and English ambassador to the Swiss cantons and the State of Venice; and Margaret of Savoy.
    The original letters belong to a period not earlier than 1515, when Richard Pace was sent by Cardinal Wolsey on a mission to induce the Swiss to attack Francis I of France on their side of the Alps. Richard Sampson, here addressed as Dean of the King’s Chapel, was appointed to that post in 1516. Cardinal Wolsey, referred to as a papal legate (to England), was appointed to the position (in lattere with Cardinal Campeggio) in 1518 by Pope Leo X. Thomas Boleyn, here mentioned as the Treasurer to the King’s Household, was appointed to that post in 1522. That same year he and Richard Sampson were sent as ambassadors to Valladolid, where Sampson was to remain for several years as resident ambassador. Richard Pace was dispatched to Venice immediately after Pope Leo X’s death (2 December 1521) to further Cardinal Wolsey’s interest in the papal throne.
    The letters by Cardinal Wolsey to the Bishop of Bath and Thomas Hannibal, ambassadors to Vatican, were composed in 1523, the year of Clement VII’s election. It appears that Hannibal’s chief mission in Rome between 1522 and 1524 was attempting to secure an enlargement of Cardinal Wolsey’s powers as a legate. In 1524 Hannibal and Peace were commissioned, jointly with Clark, to treat for a peace or truce with France by the mediation of the pope.
    Richard Wingfield, who in 1520 succeeded Thomas Boleyn as ambassador to France, was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1524.

    The manuscript, copied in one hand, once belonged in the library of Sir Richard Grosvenor, first Earl Grosvenor (1731-1802; his signature [?] on f. 2r), or possibly his grandson, Richard Grosvenor, second Marquis of Westminster (1795-1869). The book was numbered as MS 10 in the library (library plate on front inside cover: "case xxi no. 10"), which was hosted at the family estate at Eaton ("MSS Eaton" at foot of spine).

    Sold to Bernard Quaritch, the manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1970.

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MS 21

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv; 4 ff.; 293x225 mm

    ff. 1r-3v Anonymus, Consilium
        Inc.: "In nomine domini ihesu cristi ac eius sanctissime matris virginis gloriosi … Procedam conclusione sive argumentis …proponitur enim in facto Magnificum dominum Amadeum comitem gebennensem in testo a se condito instituisse d. aymonem eius primo genitum … "
        Exp.: " … Concludo ergo dicendum Amadeum non potuisse … Et sic apparet[?] […] in predictis Deo gratias Amen"

    Modern foliation in pencil.

    Binding: grey cardboard; manuscript kept in paper portfolio with plastic window, in cardboard binder.

    The title on the front cover ("Écriture en droit concernant le testament d’Amé Comte de Genève, mort en 1312"), in an early-twentieth century hand, was crossed over in pencil and replaced with "Amadeus. Resolutio dubiorum." Small label in the left-hand corner of cover, with date: "1919."

    The document is a consilium on the last will and testament of Amédée III, Count of Geneva from 1320 to 1367, and on matters pertaining to the succession of the House of Geneva. Amédée, married to Mathilde de Boulogne on 15 February 1334, had ten children. Of these, the document mentions four male children and heirs to the county: Aimon (later Aimon III, Count of Geneva, March-August 1367), Amédée (later Amédée IV, Count of Geneva 1367-1369), Jean or Janus (Count of Geneva 1369-1370)–included twice probably by mistake, and Pierre (Count of Geneva 1370-1394)–here mentioned as the last born.
    Robert, whose election as Pope Clement VII in 1378 in Avignon marked the beginning of the Great Schism, is not included here; this in turn might mean that the original will had been drafted before his birth in 1342. Similarly, of the five daughters (Marie, Jeanne, Blanche, Yolande, and Catherine) only four are mentioned, the fourth as the last born.

secundo folio: nullum est conditum

    Early provenance not known. The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1971.

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MS 22

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xiii ex.; script: littera parisiensis; ii+24+2 ff.; 384x233 mm; writing space: 310x168 mm; cover: 387x244 mm; text arranged in two columns

    1. ff. 118ra-140rb Bonacursius de Eliseis, < Ordo iudiciarius [Tractatus de citationibus]>
        Inc.: "In nomine patris et filii et spiritui sancti amen et ad honorem et statum scolarium universitatis bononiensis … Ego bonacursius de aliseis de Florencia in legibus dictis doctor Bononie morans …"
        Exp.: " … colliges evidenter hic in aliquo loco circa aliquid consuetudo condicent sp..al municipalis"

    2. ff. 140va-141vb <Statuta universitatis bononiensis>
        Inc.: "Rubrica de hiis que pertinent ad doctores et processum lectionum Nota quod doctores et magistri non possunt facere collectam nisi post festum sancti Andree …"
        Exp.: " … [Ordo qui servant in lectur (sic) decreti] … Quod si non fecit non possit proprio aliquam collectam facere nisi prio omnes penas soluit in quibus incidenter et fecit dictum depositum a qua pena se nullatenus valeat excusare cum semper per se vel per substitutum possit ad puncta venire"

    Ruled with black lead. Double foliation in pencil, at the top and bottom of each folio, both sets modern; the first folio is numbered 118 at the top (as the manuscript was once part of a larger codex belonging in the library of Admont Abbey [see below]) and 1 at the bottom (the second set of numbers was added after the original codex was dismembered). Capital letters in red and blue ink. Titles and pieds-de-mouche rubricated. Marginal notes.

    Collation: 110 212 32. Catchwords.

    Binding: modern gray paper, hardback, leather spine. Title on spine: "Bonacursius de Aliseis. De citationibus MS." Modern flyleaves.

    The first twenty three folios of the manuscript contain a diminutive law tract by the Florentine exile Bonacursius de Eliseis, a doctor in law from the University of Bologna and a contemporary–perhaps a familiar–of Dante Alighieri. The last two folios include the text of the earliest known statutes governing the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna, presumably promulgated in 1252.

    The manuscript was once the final–and smaller–part of MS 67 (its ff. 118-141) in the library of Admont Abbey, Austria, whose first one hundred and seventeen folios contained the Casus longi of Bernard de Parma on the Decretals of Gregory IX. The present location of the first part of MS 67 is not known; the second part, now Robbins MS 22, was sold to E. P. Goldschmidt in London, who in turn offered it for sale after June 1940. It was acquired for the Bodmer Collection in Zurich and later sold to H. P. Kraus, from whom it was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1971.

secundo folio: lex non antiqua

    Bibliography: Gero Dolezalek, Verzeichnis der Handschriften zum römischen Recht bis 1600, 4 vols. (Frankfurt am Main: Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtgeschichte, 1972), 1, s.v. "Admont 67" and ibid., s. v. "Bratislava S[tatny] S[lovensky] U[stredny] A[rchiv] 16" (for a copy of the 1317 Statutes of the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna); Carlo Malagola, ed. Statuti delle Università e dei collegi dello studio bolognese (Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1888): 101 ff.; Domenico Maffei, "Un trattato di Bonaccorso degli Elisei e i più antichi statuti dello Studio di Bologna nel manoscritto 22 della Robbins Collection," Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law 5 (1975): 73-101 (includes complete transcription of the Statutes of the University of Bologna, and partial transcription of Bonacursius’s tract).

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MS 23

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii med.; [iii]+370+iii pp.; 266x196 mm; cover 330x215 mm

    pp. 1-370 Giovanni Domenico Goffoii, Relazione Della Corte, o Sia Curia Romana, nello Statu in cui si trova nel Corrente Anno 1766

    Binding: vellum on cardboard. Individual gatherings separated from one another and from the cover. Title on spine on paper label: "Relazione della Curia Romana nel 1766 Opera di Giovanni Domenico Goffoij." Lower edge of back cover stained red. Table of contents on pp. ii-iii.

    The text is an account of the organization and functioning of the various branches of papal administration under Clement XIII (1758-1769) and his predecessors; it includes detailed descriptions of the four branches of the Roman Curia: politic, ceremonial, curial, and judiciary. The author, a professor of languages in Rome, was also an agent in the Curia and thus derived first-hand knowledge of papal matters from frequenting the courts and congregations of the Roman Curia.

    The manuscript was once the property of John Bellows in Gloucester (pink label inside back cover: "John Bellows, Gloucester, steam press, Reference no. [not given]"). It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1971 from Alan G. Thomas.

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MS 24

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvi ex.; 2 vols.: vol. 1 viii+241 ff, vol. 2 ix+175+iii ff.270x200 mm; cover 270x200 mm

    a. ff. 1r-241v Cardinal Flaminio Piatti, Decisiones Romanae Rotae coram Cardinali Plato liber primus
        Inc.: "<Decisio prima> Vercillensis pensionis spolij lunae 5 Maij 1586 Proposui dubium in una Vercellensis pensionis spolij An sententia in partibus laca ad favorem Marii Antonii Babbi veniret confirmanda aut infirmanda …"
        Exp.: " … <Decisio 130 > [Romana Aff..t Casalium lunae 17 Aprilis 1589] … in conditionem prout ipsi habebant […] non debet ut pro […]

    b. ff. 1r-174r Cardinal Flaminio Piatti, Decisiones Rotae Romanae coram Cardinali Plato liber secundus
        Inc.: "<Decisio prima> Cesenatensis spolij Ven. 21 Aprilis 1589 In hac causa saepius proposita antea Domini nunquam potuerunt esse concordes, alijs extimantibus bona de quibus agitur ab Antonio Tiberto Canonico Cesenatensis …"
        Exp.: " … <Decisio 85> [Civitatis Castilli spolij bonorum lunae 18 februarij 1592 ] … Bulla Pii Quinti edita super reformatione quia non mandat simpliciter in causa civili supersederi sed ita demum si causa criminalis sit preiudicialis patet autem ex prefatis non esse preiudicialem in casu proposito causam criminalem causae civili Finis"

    Written in the same hand as Robbins MS 25. Contemporary foliation. Indices of decisions arranged alphabetically by diocese at the beginning of each volume.

    Binding: soft vellum, original leather ties now missing.

    Piatti (1548-1613), appointed cardinal by Gregory XIV in 1590, was a judge in the Rota Romana under Sixtus V and the brother of Girolamo Piatti, a Jesuite and author of De bono status religiosi, De bono status conjugalis, and of the compilation De cardinalis dignitate et officio. The latter, written at the request of the Cardinal, was published postumously in Rome in either 1592 or 1602.

secundo folio: vol. 1 "Cesenatensis bonorum;" vol. 2: "movebantur ex uno"

    The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection from Sibrium Libri e Manoscritti in 1971.

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MS 25

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvi ex.-xvii in.; v+203+x ff; 268x200 mm; cover 271x204mm

    ff. 1r-203v Cardinal Geronimo Pamfili, Liber decisionum R. P. D. Hieronimi Pamphilij Rotae Auditoris
        Inc.: "<Decisio prima> Romana domus de Vicecomitibus Mercurij 4 Julij 1584 Proposui dubium in causa Romana domus de Vicecomitibus An ex dictis testium probetur domum de qua agitur fuisse …"
        Exp.: " … <Decisio 123> … Ravennatensis … lunae 20 Julij 1582 […]"

    Written in the same hand as Robbins MS 24. Contemporary foliation. Indices of decisions arranged alphabetically by diocese at the beginning of each volume.
    Binding: soft vellum, original leather ties.
    Pamfili (d. 1610) was appointed a cardinal priest of San Blasio by Clement VIII in 1604.

secundo folio: ecclesiastici non

    The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection from Sibrium Libri e Manoscritti in 1971.

    Bibliography: Decisiones sacrae Rotae Romanae coram ... Io. Baptista Pamphilio postea S. M. Innocentio X. Pont. Max. ex originalibus desvmptae cum earum argumentis, summarijs, adnotationibus et indice (Romae: ex typographia Reu. Cam. Apost., 1681).

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MS 26

Codex chartaceous, England, s. xvii med.; ii+95+ii ff.; 190x155 mm; cover: 197x165 mm

                                                               ff. 1r-94v Church of England, Archbishopric of Canterbury, Miscellanea

    1. ff.1r-v William Noy, Attorney General, and John Brisco, Resolution in the matter of parsonage benefices

    2. ff. 2r-3v Verdict in the case of a lease made by Mr Roane, parson of the church of Dalingho, Suffolk, of the parsonage house and lands in Dalingho

    3. ff. 5r-6v [Bishopric of London], Rents due at various feasts

    4. ff. 7r-v Bishopric of London, Estimate of profits

    5. ff. 8r-10v Bishopric of London, Values of benefices in London, Middlesex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Ruthlandshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Huntingtonshire, Gloucestershire, Surrey, Worcestershire, and Nottinghamshire

    6. ff. 11r-12r List of benefices in the King’s patronage

    7. ff. 13r-20r Directions and instructions touching the Maundy, the severall offices, allowances & Fees to the Bishop Almoner & his Deputie, with all the Fees due at the Homage, making & Consecration of a Bishop to every officer & Minister theire

        a. f. 13r-v The Mawndy Bill, signed Jacobus Rex
        Inc.: "Wee will, and comand you, forthwith upon the sight heereof that of our money and treasure of our Chamber … you deliver or cause to deliver unto … George, Bishop of London …"
        Exp.: " … and these our letters shall be your sufficient warrant and discharge in this behalfe Given under our signett at our Pallace at … 20th day of March in the 17th yeare of our Raigne of England France and Ireland and of Scotland the three and fifteth To our honestie, and welbeloved Sir [legi non potest] knight our Treasorer of our Chamber"

        b. f. 13v A Warrant to the great Wardrobe for Delivering necessaries for his Majesties Mawndy. Signed by the King
        Inc.: "Wee will and comand you, that imediately upon the sight hereof, you deliver or cause to be delivered to … the Lord Hay, viscount Doncaster …"
        Exp.: " … And these our letters signed with our own hand shall be your sufficient warrant … Given under our signett at our Pallace at Westminster the first day of February Anno Domini 1618 And in the 16th yeare of our raigne of our realmes of England … & of Scotland 52th To our honestie and welbeloved Lyonell Cranfeild knight Maister of our great Wardrobe"

        c. ff. 14r-15r Maundy fees

        d. ff. 15v-17r Instructions for a Deputie Almoner

        e. f. 17r-v The office of a Coroner [W. Johnson attornat pro Regis]

        f. f. 18r Fees of a Bishop at his doeing of Homage in the Court

        g. ff. 18v-20r The Particular Fees & Charges at the making of a Bishop (royal assent, restitution, consecration and confirmation, homage)

    8. ff. 21 r-v The Valuation of the Severall Deaneries in England with the Tenthes that every one of them payeth

    9. ff. 22r-24r The Valuation of the Severall Liveings of all the Bishopps in England, with the tenths that every of them payeth

    10. ff. 24r-v A Note of the Bishops & how they are to take place each before, or after other

    11. ff. 24v-25r An Estimate of all the Benifices Presentative, within this realme, with theire valuations in the kings bookes

    12. f. 25r Memorandum that … the Benifices of ten pounds and upwards in the kings books may be lymited to students of the universities of Oxford & Cambridge

    13. ff. 25v-26r An Estimate out of the office of the First Fruites Spirituall Promotions & Liveings

    14. ff. 26r-27r The Proportion of all the Benifices in England

    15. ff. 27v-28r The Proportion of the Churches of the late Foundation what they yearely give

    16. ff. 28r-v The Number of Churches within every Shire as they are in the Booke of First Fruites

    17. ff. 29r-66r The yearely value of all & singuler Dignities Spirituall Promotions & other Ecclesiasticall Benefices of the yearely value of xx £ & upwards bring within the Realme of England & Wales [[& Calais]] viz. the Provinces of Canterbury & Yorke

    18. ff. 67r-73r Extractus Primitiarum [?] omnium Beneficiorum ac promotionum Ecclesiasticorum quorum cunque infra Dioc: Meneven Ex Recordis Dominis Regis exhausti

    19. f. 77r Funerall Charges

    20. ff. 78r-79v The Orders for duties for Church Parson & Clerke of the parish of St. Marie Newington in the County of Surrey as hath bene allowed to be sett downe taken as they were formerly in Tables

    21. ff. 80r-84v Tabula Feodorum Reverendo in Christo Patris Domini Richardi Londonensis Episcopo

    22. ff. 85r-91r Extractus e Registro principali [?] Sedis Archiepiscopalis Cantuarii
        Inc.: "Whereas the most Reverend father in God William by the divine providente Archbishop of Canterbury primate of all England … and the Right Reverend father in God John Lord Bishopp of Lincolne … required me William Noye to bestowe my paines …"
        Exp.: " … I thinke it convenient and doe advise that if the Lord Bishop of Lincolne be inhibited during the Visitation Metropoliticall hee forbeare to exercise Jurisdiction Ecclesiasticall within his Church or dioces … In witness of allwith I have made two parts of all these presents … dated the 25th day of March … in the yeare of our Lord God 1634 William Noye"

    23. ff. 93r-94v An Order & Direction sett Downe by Doctors of the Civill Lawes … Touching a Course to be taken & observed by the Assessors of theire Taxations of the Church & walls of the Church yards in & about London & Middlesex …

    Ff. 4r-v, 12v, 20v, 66v, 73v-76v, 91v-92v, 95r-v blank.

    Binding: modern tan cloth; leather spine.

    The dated documents copied in this collection come from a period comprised between 1610 (article 4, f. 7v) and 1634 (article 22, f. 91r). The original documents in article 7 were drafted in the reign of James I: thus James (d. 1636), first Earl of Carlisle, first Viscount Doncaster, first Baron Hay, was a gentleman of the bedchamber under James I and Master of the Wardrobe between 1613 and 1618 (see article 7b). Lionel Cranfield (1575-1645), Earl of Middlesex, was knighted in 1613 and made lieutenant of Dover Castle and surveyor general of the customs; he was appointed Master of the Great Wardrobe (see article 7a) on 14 September 1618, and became treasurer in 1623. The Bishop of London mentioned in 7a is George Mountain (accessed 1621).
    William Noy (1577-1634), the co-signer of article 1 and the author of article 22, was appointed Attorney General to Charles I on 27 October 1631 and Treasurer in 1632. His award (article 22 here) adjusts a difference regarding metropolitical visitation between William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (accessed 1633) and John Williams, Bishop of Lincoln (accessed 1621). Prior to his accession to the see of Canterbury, Laud had been the Bihsop of the diocese of St. David (accessed 1621; see article 18). St. David’s (known as Menevensis) was the claimed successor of the primitive metropolitan see of Wales.

    The manuscript was once with the holdings of Sir Thomas Phillips (manuscript number presumably lost in rebinding). Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1972.

    Bibliography: D. Wilkins, Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae 4 (London: R. Gosling, F. Gyles, T. Woodward, and C. Davis, 1737), 488 (for the printed version of article 22); Irene Josephine Churchill, Canterbury Administration, 2 vols. (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1933), 1: 592 (the final portion of article 22).

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MS 27

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii ex.-xviii in.; i+99+i ff.; 182x130 mm; cover 190x140 mm

ff. 1r-98v De Officio et Potestate Signaturae Iustitiae ac de Clausulis, et Rescriptis cumquibus eadem Sgnaturae procedit, cum pluribus ad eandem materiam observationibus, quae in Signaturae Tribunali practicantur

    Unnumbered folios. Ff. 73r-v and 74r-v are blank. Ff. 75r-98r contain a summary of the work; f. 99r-v includes an index of rescripts.

    Binding: soft vellum, with band of wormholes across the front cover.

    The manuscript was written after 1695, the year of the decision in a case involving Count Vafeld and Marquis Azzolino.
    The first section of the text is an overview, with references to specific cases, of the Office of signatura justitiae of the Holy See. Comprised of twelve prelates and headed by a cardinal prefect, this supreme court began to function as an autonomous organism on 4 May 1493, under Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503). The offices of signatura justitiae and signatura gratiae, although allowing shared membership, have had documented separate prefects since the time of Pope Julius II (1503-1513). One of the famous decisions mentioned on f. 4r in conjunction with the office of signatura justitiae involves Christina, ex-queen of Sweden (1626-1689) and her friend, mentor, and universal legatary Cardinal Decio Azzolini (1623-1689; see Robbins MS 17).
    The second section of the text centers on clausulae, or formulae insterted into pontifical acts such as buls and rescripts, giving specific instructions to be executed by the recipient.
    The third section of the text treats the concept of rescripts, i. e., written replies issued by the Holy See in response to an inquiry, petition, or request.

    Early provenance not known. Acquired for the Robbins Collection from Leo S. Olschki.

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MS 28

Codex  chartaceous, Italy, s. xv med.; script: Gothic; ii+186+ii ff. (see below for misfoliation); 150x103 mm; writing space 90.3x60.5 mm; cover 155x110 mm

    1. ff. 1r-153r Antoninus de Florentia, Confessionale
        Inc.: "Incipit Confessionale in vulgara fratris Antonij de florentia ordinis fratrum predicatorum Omnis mortalium cura quam multiplicium studiorum labor exercet diverso quidem cale procedit …"
        Exp.: " … ma po esser annulato da padre on tutori se fusseno pupilli et simelmente cavati da la religione ma non dopo da la dita eta. Amen. Explicit Confessionale fratris Antonij de florentia ordinis predicatorum"

    2. ff. 153v-159v Anonymus, Moralium dogma philosophorum
        Inc.: "Honestum est quod suaui nos attrabat et sua dignitate nos aliicit Partes honesti sunt quattuor scilicet prudentia justitia fortitudo et temperantia …"
        Exp.: " … Incestus est cum homo cognoscit monialem vel copula carnali sibi coniunctam vel aliqua affinitate propinqua Peccatum contra naturam est cum homo essudit semem extra locum ad hoc deputatum"

    3. ff. 159v-169v Anonymus, De doctrina christiana
        Inc.: "Incipit de doctrina christiana quilibet christianus debet prior scire pater noster ut possit orare deinde debet bene adiscere credo in deum …"
        Exp.: " … [Peccata ommissionis] … Afflictos non consolari. A monitionibus non acquiescere. De iniurijs deo factis non dolere. Et similia Amen"

    4. ff. 169v-188v Anonymus, Modus et ordo interrogandi in confessione observandus pulcherimus
        Inc. "Cum ad audiendum confessiones alicuius precipue illius cuius statum ignoras et cuius vita tibi nota non est …"
        Exp.: " … [Versus de circumstantiis] … Cor contristetur os dicat opus quam sequatur/Nec tria coniuncta delebunt crimina tota Deo Gratias Amen"

    5. ff. 189v-190r Psalmus 109
        "Dixit dominus domino meo sede a dextris meis …"

    6. f. 190r Psalmus 110, 1-2
        "Confitebor tibi domine in toto corde meo …"

    Ruled with black lead and ink. Modern foliation in ink; f. 28 is misnumbered as 29 and the error perpetuated. Ff. 186-188 are either missing or the last gathering is a misfoliated quaternion, as the foliation skips from f. 185 to f. 189; the last folio, numbered 190, is in fact folio 186. The present description follows the foliation in the manuscript. Upper right-hand corners of ff. 118 and 119 mended.
    Capital letters and titles rubricated. Pen and ink elaboration of downstrokes on ff. 2v, 4r, 92v, 122r-v, etc. Very few marginal notes, in a different hand. On f. 191r (unfoliated): "Quicquid agis prudenter aga respice finem."

    Collation: 1-1810 198. Vertical catchwords. Gatherings numbered in pencil with Roman numerals. Outer bifolium in each quire strengthened with parchment stripes taken from a different manuscript.

    Binding: Repaired and rebound by Linda Ogden at the Robbins Collection, 2003-4; now bound in olive green leather in protective box. Full treatment report by Mrs. Ogden is on file, along with fragments of previous (not original) binding of red cloth over binder’s board.

    The end of article 1 is different from the printed florentine version of 1507 (see bibliography), whose text ends with "Ma se lha facto debbelo obseruare se non e dispensato dal Papa & ladonna se uuole lopuo seguire." At this point the manuscript includes an additional paragraph: "et fioli et fiole mentre che sono nella podesta del padre non possono far noto on de longo peregrinagio on daltro donde sequisse priuditio al padre del suo seruitio senza la uolunta desso Ma de la religione on castita possono fare voto et sono tenuti ad obseruarlo. Passati lo masculo xiiiio anni et la femina undesi inmediate et inanzi tale eta non e rato ne fermo voto chi facesseno de religione ma po esser annulato da padre on tutori se fusseno pupilli et simelmente cavati da la religione ma non dopo da la dita eta Amen"
    The incipit of article 2 matches the beginning of Varia de confessione et de peccatis or Moralium dogma philosophorum in MS Munich, Clm 28673 ff. 90-94, and is similar to the beginning of Moralium dogma philosophorum in MS London, British Museum, Harley 658 ff. 73-77.
    The incipit of article 3 is identical to MS Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonici misc. 100 ff. 106 (ss).
    The incipit of article 4 matches MS Munich, Clm 28673, ff.86 (-90).

secundo folio: [constren]ze la ratione

    Early provenance not known, but the manuscript was probably copied in the Veneto region, as attested by spellings specific to that zone such as "constrenze" for "constringe," "zorno" for "giorno," "manzare" for "mangiare," "fuze" for "fugge," etc. Ownership marks on ff. iiv and 1r have been crossed out in black ink, but the following is still legible: "D[e?] Bibb[.][.][.]t[.][.]ae (possibly "Bibliothecae") In Ab[.][.][.]" (f.iiv) and "Capucion[.][.][.] B[.]ig[.][.]i" (f. 1r). On f. iv, in pencil, in a modern hand: "Dep. 80," "B.91," "B.60," "S. Antonino," "Codice in volgare pergamenaceo metà del sec. XV," "Manoscritti: S. Antonino;" on f. iiv, in ink, in a different (but still modern) hand: "Quest’opera e inscrita nella Somma teologica di S. Antonino da Firenze stampata in Verona 1740 Tomo Io pagina LXXVIII no Vo."

    Bibliography: For other manuscripts in the U.S. including the Italian version of the Confessionale, see de Ricci and Wilson, Census 1:220 (Washington, DC, Library of Congress) and 937 (Boston: Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society); see also Antoninus de Florentia, Specchio di conscientia el quale e libro degno & utile a chi desidera di saluare lanima (Impresso in Firenze ad petitione di ser Piero pacini da Pescia, 1507); id., Sancti Antonini Archiepiscopi Florentini Ordinis Praedicatorum Summa theologica in quattuor partes distributa … (Veronae: Ex typographia Seminarii, apud Augustinum Carattonium, 1740), 1: lxxiii no.5; Morton W. Bloomfield, Bertrand-Georges Guyot, Donald R. Howard, and Thyra B. Kabealo, Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D., Including a Section of Incipits of Works on the Pater Noster (Cambridge, Mass.: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1979), 101 and 528 (for article 2), 659 (for article 3), and 213 (for article 4).

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MS 29

Codex membranaceous, [origin?], s. xiii; script: Gothic; iv+323+iii ff.; 205x142 mm; writing space 153x113 mm; 38 lines per page; text arranged in two columns; cover 217x160 mm

    ff. 1r-323r <Bartholomaeus Brixiensis,> Casus decretorum
        <a. Prologus>
        Inc.: "Quoniam suffragantibus antiquorum laborantibus minores possunt interdum perspicacius intueri et per continuum exercicium sciencia recipit incrementum …"
        Exp.: " … In quibusdem locis litteram breviter exponendo ubi valde difficilis videbatur proemio igitur caudet ubi partes incipiant legendo littera aliqua bis nec [..] [..] casus dices ubi pars prima incipia vel secunda

        <b. Casus decretorum>
        Inc.: "Humanum genus Casus iste sic ponitur Dicitur enim hic quod duo sunt instrumenta per que humanum genus regitur et gubernatur …"
        Exp.: " … tercio dicit quod spiritus sanctus non potest aliquid audire a filio quod ipse nesciat Expliciunt casus decretorum amen"

    Ruled in drypoint. Prickings in the margins. Modern foliation in pencil. Initials in red ink, some filled with drawings. Capital letters, paragraph signs, and line fillers in red ink. Two human faces drawn in light brown ink at the bottom of ff. 165v and 166r. The drawing of a red-and-black bird appears on f. 271r. Gilt-edged folios.
    The following text, written in the hand of the scribe, appears after the explicit on f. 323r: "Iste liber est scriptus qui scripxit [sic] sit benedictus amen." Marginal notes on ff. 8v, 58r, 182v, 255r (erased), all postdating the copying of the manuscript.

    Collation: . Ff. 3, 6, 9, 11, 43, 84, 94, 95, 113, 115, 117, 129, 132, 148, 150, 160, 164, 165, 192, 221, 277, 292, 304 mended.

    Binding: leather, modern, by F. Bedford (bottom of inside cover: "Bound by F. Bedford"). Title on spine: "Casus decretorum Brixiensis."

    The incipits of both prologue and text as well as the explicit of the tract match those in MS Vat. lat. 1438.

secundo folio: scilicet ( or sive?) quod canonicum

    Early provenance non known. The manuscript was possibly in Britain (Wales?) at one time and in the possession of a certain William (owner’s marks in a late fourteenth or early fifteenth century hand on f. 291v: "Wyll" and f. 292r: a. "Wyllyam […] [gruffut?] […] […] hath be here;" b. "Wyllyam moythe [of?] bangor [?] [in?] the […]"). During the seventeenth century the manuscript was owned by one Hugh Roberts (f. 81r: "Hugh Roberts 1673"). A modern hand, perhaps of the late nineteenth-century, has written on the inside front cover: "Bartholomeus Brixiensis. Casus Decretorum Unpublished MS of the 15th century."

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 1:246; for other manuscripts including the Casus in U. S. collections see de Ricci and Wilson, Census 1: 649 (Chicago, C. L. Ricketts library) and 2:1172 (Madison, NJ, Library of Drew Theological Seminary); see also Bartholomaeus Brixiensis [da Brescia], Casus Decretorum Bartholomei Brixiensis (In vrbe Basiliensi: per Nicolaum Kesler ..., v. Idus Augusti anno salutis millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo nono [9 August 1489]).

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MS 30

Codex chartaceous, Spain, s. xviii med.; iiii+218+i ff., paginated 1-412; text arranged in two columns pp. 348-352; 295x205 mm; cover 305x215 mm

    1. pp. 1-65 Instruccion de lo que se ha de hacer en la convocacion, prosecucion, y celebracion delos concilios provinciales

    2. pp. 66-90 De hiis, que tractari poterunt in Concilio Provinciali

    3. pp. 91-125 Relacion del discurso que tubo il Concilio que se celebro en la Santa Iglesia de Toledo el Año de MDLXV y MDLXVI

    4. pp. 126-131 <Acciones del Concilio Provincial de Toledo año 1565 y 1566>

    5. pp. 132-143 <Philip II, King of Spain, [Tres] Cedulas Reales para que se guarde lo decretado en el Concilio de Trento y en el Provincial de Toledo>
            <a. Madrid, 4 December 1564>
            <b. Escorial, 1 June 1566>
            <c. Madrid, 13 July 1567>

    6. pp. 144-150 De habendis Sinodis Provincialibus haec sequentia statuintur, in Conciliis et Jure Canonico

    7. pp. 151-163 Que Personas han de asistir en el Concilio Provincial y tener voto en el

    8. pp. 164-175 Las Ceremonias que se guardaran en la primera Session

    9. pp. 176-202 Actos y decretos de la Primera Session

    10. pp. 203-219 Las dificultades que se apuntan sobre la tercia parte de los frutos de las dignidades para distribucioners

    11. pp. 220-223 Los lugares que se han de ver en los Concilios Toledanos

    12. pp. 224-228 Que legos no tienen voto en el Concilio

    13. pp. 229-250 <Consultas y cartas varias>
                <a. Consulta del Doctor Calderon, canonigo de Toledo>
                <b. Consulta anonima>
                <c. Doctor Neroni, Vicario de Madrid, Carta al Cardinal de Quiroga>
                <d. Padre Pedro Riva, Risposta dada al Cardinal de Quiroga>
                <e. Consulta anonima>

    14. pp. 252-278 Memorial de un Religioso presentado por el Reverendissimo Señor Obispo de [?]

    15. pp. 289-285 Sessione 25 capitulo primo De reformatione

    16. pp. 286-290 Memoria de los Canonigos que son al presente en esta Santa Iglesia

    17. p. 291 Lo que gana un Canonigo en esta Santa Iglesia de Toledo cada dia, y las horares lo siguiente

    18. pp. 292-308 Resoluciones que se tomaron en diversas congregaciones de este Santo Concilio Provincial de Toledo

    19. pp. 309-347 <Consultas sobre el Canon De reformatione matrimonii>
                <a. Pedro Nuñez de Toledo, Los matrimonios clandestinos>
                <b. Gutierre de Pisa, Sobre el Canon 1 De reformatione matrimonii sess. 24 Concilii Tridentini>
                <c. Pedro Nuñez de Toledo, Parecer sobre el Canon primero De reformatione Matrimonii sess. 24 Concilii Tridentini>
                <d. Gutierre de Pisa, De reformatione matrimonii sess. 24 Concilii Tridentini>

    20. pp. 348-352 <Questiones y adbertimientos acerca de algunos decretos del Concilio Tridentino>

    21. pp. 353-362 Apuntamientos que se han embiado sobre los Decretos hechos en el Santo Concilio Provincial de Toledo

    22. pp. 363-377 Adbertimientos sobre lo contenido en algunos de los Decretos del Concilio Provincial de Toledo que se embian por orden de su Magestad de Campo maior a primero de Marzo 1583

    23. pp. 378-395 Reformacion de las Escuelas de Niños en esta Ciudad de Toledo 1582

    24. pp. 396-397 <Philip II, King of Spain, Carta al Cardenal Arzobispo de Toledo, 22 October [?] 1583>

    25. pp. 398-400 <Anonimo, Lo que se ofrece cerca de los apuntadmientos, que embio Su Magestad en los oficios de las festas propias del Arzobispado de Toledo >

    26. pp. 401-412 <Index with commentary >

    Contemporary pagination; verso of pp. 65, 90, 125, 134, 150, 163, 202, 228, 233, 242, 251, 278, 285, 290, 291, 308, 322, 333, 352, 371, 400, unnumbered, blank; p. 136 misnumbered as 137; p. 212 misnumbered as 213; two blank, unnumbered folios after p. 400. The present description preserves the original pagination.

    Binding: contemporary mottled calf with ecclesiastical coat of arms gilt in the compartments of the spine. Title on spine: "Papeles varios."

    Written entirely in one hand, the manuscript, finished in Toledo on 30 April 1752 (p. 412), is an imperfect copy of an older manuscript preserved in the Library of the Colegio Mayor in Alcala; the latter is a collection of texts pertaining primarily to the Councils of Toledo of 1565-66 and 1582-83. The documents were originally collated by Juan Bautista Perez (d. 1597), canon and archivist of the Toledo cathedral and later Bishop of Segorbe. Since c. 1566 and for the entire duration of the 1582-83 council, Perez was the secretary of Cardinal de Quiroga (see article 14). In this capacity and at the request of Pope Gregory XIII he drafted the text of three volumes (1575, 1576, and 1580, respectively) containing the variants of the Spanish councils.
    The original manuscript now in the Colegio Mayor included extensive marginal commentaries by Juan Antonio de las Infantas, Dean of the Toledo cathedral; these are copied in the Robbins manuscript in a second hand (pp. 69 [end of article 1], 90 [end of article 2], 131 [end of article 4], 143 [end of article 5], 233 [end of article 13a], 239 [end of article 13b], 242 [end of article 13c], 244 [end of article 13d], and 251 [end of article 13e]). The Robbins manuscript also includes the index compiled by de las Infantas for the Colegio Mayor manuscript (p. ivr: "Este Tomo contiene varios papeles recogidos por Don Juan Bautista Perez, canonigo de Toledo, y despues obispo de Segorbe, la maior parte de los quales pertenece al Concilio Provincial de Toledo Año de 1582, y 1583 presidido por el Cardenal Don Gaspar de Quiroga, y cuio Secretario fue el mismo Perez: Copia de un M.S. antiguo, que se conserba en la Bibliotheca del Colegio Maior de Alcala, con un indice de cada Papel hacho por el Dn. Don Juan Antonio de las Infantas, Dean de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, hombre eruditissimo, y quien entre otros se le dejo al Colegio, despues de su Muerte"). This text is recopied with slight variations on p. 401 as a preface to the index with commentary by de las Infantas.
    Copies of several different articles in the Robbins manuscript exist in the Library of the Toledo cathedral and in the Library of the Colegio de la Compaña de Jesus (manuscript collection of Juan de Mariana) in Toledo.

    The manuscript, once part of Sir Thomas Phillips’s collection (his tag on spine with no. 18028; a second tag on spine with no. 20843; a third tag on spine with no. 1345) was one of the two items in lot 2130 at Sotheby’s sale of 26 June 1973. The other item is now Robbins MS 31. Both were acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1973.

    Bibliography: Carlos Garcia Goldaraz, S. I., El Codice Lucense de la colleccion canonica hispana, 3 vols., Biblioteca de la Escuela Espanola de Historia y Arqueologia en Roma 10-12 (Rome: Consejo superior de investigaciones cientificas, delegacion de Roma, 1954), 1:57-119 (for extant manuscript works of Juan Bautista Perez, especially those pertaining to various provincial councils); Jose Luis Santos Diez, Politica conciliar postridentina en Espana: El Concilio provincial de Toledo de 1565, planteamiento juridico canonico (Rome: Iglesia Nacional Espanola, 1969).

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