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MANUSCRIPTS 31-53

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MS 31

Codex chartaceous, Spain, s. xviii ex.; i+325 pp.; 299x205 mm; cover 313x217 mm

    Pp. 1-325 Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, Domini Roderici Ximenez Navarri, Archiepiscopo Toletani Rerum in Spania gestarum libri IX. Ad vetera exemplaria comparati, ut nunc primum editi videri queant. Opera et studio Andree Schotti

<a. pp. 3’-8’ Tabula>
<b. pp. Ia-Ic Dedicatio>
<c. pp. 1-324 De Rebus Hispaniae>

    <c. 1> pp. 1-28 Liber primus

        Inc.: "De fundamento huius historia Caput 1o Vt veritas Genesis atestatur, quam Moyses scripsit Spiritu prophetie, humanum genus vagum et profugum in terra miserie aberravit …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 19] … ut partes Tracie et Moesie eis traderet ad manendum qui anuit et petitas terras contulit excolendas, et Danubium transmeantes Dacie et Thracie larguitione principis insederunt."     <c. 2> pp. 28-65 Liber secundus         Inc.: "De Scismate in Athanaricum, et Fridigernum, et heresi Ariana Caput 1o Primus Gotthorum gentis administrationem suscepit Athanaricus era CCCLXXXI et regnavit annis XIII …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 22] … annum fideliter prosecuutus, et usque ad destructionem Hispanie per Arabes ipse scripsit."     <c. 3> pp. 66-110 Liber tertius         Inc.: "De Regno Bambae Caput 1o Defuncto itaque Recensvindo, ibidem ab omnibus Bamba, vir nobilis de Gotthorum nobili genere …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 24] … venientes ambo Cesaraugustam ipsam et civitates alias, et plura oppida Carpetane et Celtiberie occuparunt."     <c. 4> pp. 111-149 Liber quartus        Inc.: "De rebellione Pelagii contra Arabes, et de sorore sua et regno eius. V. C. Cap[ut] 1o Et dum tot dispendiis Hispaniam dissecarent, Deus omnipotens in ira sua misericordie non oblitus …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 22] … cum egrederetur Zemoram in infirmitate percusus vitam finivit, Sepultus Legione in Ecclesia Cathedrali."     <c. 5> pp. 111-181 Liber quintus         Inc.: "De Froila et iudicibus Cap[ut] 1o Post mortem Ordonii Froyla frater eius successit in regno era 932, et regnavit anno uno …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 26] … dedit Ranimiro privigno, qui propter eam se obtulerat ad duellum idipsum Rexe Sancio confirmante."     <c. 6> pp. 182-230 Liber sextus         Inc.: "De Rege Ranimiro, et genealogia Regum Aragoniae, et de captione Oscae. V. C. Caput Primum Sed quia Ranimirus principium fuit Regum qui in Aragonia regnaverunt …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 35] … qui cum aliis mensibus fiunt quadraginta unus anni. Sepultur ibidem cum suis vxoribus superius nominatis."

                        <c. 7> pp. 231-276 Liber septimus

       Inc.: "De separatione Regis Aragonum et Regina castellae Caput 1o Verum Rex Aragonum Aldefonsus soceri sui audito decessu mox cum Vxore sua Vrraca in Castellam congregato …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 36] … Quibus occupatis et munitis utiliter feliciter ad propria est reversus urgente instantia hyemali."

                        <c. 8> pp. 276-301 Liber octavus

        Inc.: "De adventu regum ad vrbem regum C[aput] 1 Vertente autem anno, eo tempore, quo solent Reges ad bella procedere …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 15] … Sepultus est autem in predicto monasterio a Pontificibus supradictis, ubi laudum eius preconia nec invidia nec oblivio poterit abolere."

                        <c. 9> pp. 301-324 Liber nonus

        Inc.: "De regno regis Enrici, et quod fuit Comiti Alvaro deputatus Cap[ut] 1o Eo igitur iam sepulto continuo filius eius Enricus parvulus et heres, a Pontificibus et magnatibus, universo clero …"
        Exp.: " … [Caput 18] … et ab Arabibus tributa suscepit et eorum nomina hic notantur Eciia, Almodovar, Luc, Luxcena, Stepa, Sede, et Fila, et multa alia quorum nomina longum esset enumerare."

                    <d. pp. 324-325 Colophon> "Hoc opusculum, ut scivi et potui, consummavi, anno incarnationis Domini millesimo duecentesimo quadragesimo tertio, era millesima du[e]centesima octogesima prima, anno vicesimo sexto regni Regis Fernandi quinta feria, pridie Kalendas Aprilis, anno Pontificatus mei trigesimo tertio, sede Apostolica adhuc vacante anno uno, mensibus octo, diebus decem Gregorio Papa nono viam universe carnis ingresso. Roderici Archiepiscopi Toletani, Historia Hispanicae finis."

    Modern pagination in pencil, pp. 1-14. Numbers for pp. 15 and 17 erased and replaced with I and Ic. Pagination contemporary with the manuscript, pp. 1-325; double pagination for pp. 148-149 with continuous text. Pp. 9-14 blank. A few marginal corrections and notes in the hand that has copied the entire manuscript. Oval watermark with initials F S.

    Binding: brown paper over cardboard. Catchwords.

    The text–including the dedication, colophon, marginal notes, introductory formula for each book ("Roderici Archiepiscopi Toletani de rebus Hispaniae liber …"), and the final ornamental flourish at the end of Book 6–was copied from the printed edition of Bishop Rodrigo de Rada’s Rerum in Hispania gestarum edited by Andreas Schott. Parts of the work were printed in 1545 and 1579; Schott’s edition was published in 1603-1608 as Hispaniae illvstratae sev Rervm vrbimque Hispaniae, Lvsitaniae, Aethiopiae et Indiae scriptores varii (see bibliography below).

    The manuscript, once part of Sir Thomas Phillipps’s collection (his tag with no. 2237 on spine and p. ir), was one of the two items in lot 2130 at Sotheby’s sale of 26 June 1973, when it was acquired for the Robbins Collection. The other item is now Robbins MS 30.

    Bibliography: Domini Roderici Ximenez Navarri Archiepiscopi Toletani, Rerum in Hispania gestarum libri IX. Ad vetera Exemplaria Comparati, vt nunc primum editi videri queant. Accesit Gothorum, Arabvm et Romanorum Historia nunquam ante hac edita. Opera & studio Andreae Schotti, in Schottus, Andreas, Hispaniae illvstratae sev Rervm vrbimque Hispaniae, Lvsitaniae, Aethiopiae et Indiae scriptores varii …, 4 vols. (Francofvrti: apud C. Marnium & haeredes Iohannis Aubrij, 1603-08), 2:25-148.

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MS 32

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xiv in.; script: Gothic (ff. 3r-108v); i+109+i ff.; 448x282 mm; writing space: main text 110x120 mm, 215x120 mm, 250x120 mm, 310x120 mm; glosses of different measures; main text arranged in two columns, glosses around the main text; cover 460x293 mm

    1. f. 1r <Iohannes de Borbonio, Commentum ad c. Cordi [VI.2.15.1 v. Post hac]> [man. sec.]

    2. f. 1r-v <Anonymus, Commentum ad c. Gratia [VI.1.3.7]> [man. sec.]

    3. f. 2r <Anonymus, Exemplum et versus contra monachos nigros> [man. ter.]

    4. ff. 3ra-108vb a. Bonifacius VIII, Liber sextus decretalium

                            <a. 1. Proemium>
        Inc.: "[Bonifacius episcopus serv scripsi]us servorum dei dilectis filiis doctoribus et scolaribus universis bononie commorantibus salutem et apostolicam benedictionem sacro sancte romane ecclesie quam imperscrutabilis divine providencie altitudo …"
        Exp.: " … a quibuscunque nostris predecessoribus romanis pontificibus post editionem dicti voluminis promulgatas recepturi ulterius aut pro decretalibus habituri"

                            <a. 2. Liber sextus decretalium>
        Inc.: "De summa trinitate et fide catholica Gregorius Xus in generali concilio lugdunensi Fideli ac devota professione fatemur quod spiritus sanctus eternaliter ex patre et filio non taquam ex duobus principiis …"
        Exp.: " … et in tuis expensis continue domestici commensales eciam si ex illis aliquos aliquando pro tuis gerendis negociis ab esse contingat Bonifacius VIIIus"

                            <a. 3. De regulis iuris>
        Inc.: "Beneficium ecclesiasticum non potest licite sine institucione canonica optineri …"
        Exp.: " … Certum est quis committit in legem qui legis verba complectens contra legis nititur voluntatem Idem Data rome apud sanctum petrum quinto nonas marcii pontificatus nostri anno quarto Explicit textus sexti libri deo gracias amen"

                            b. Iohannes Andreae, Glossa ordinaria in Librum sextum
        Inc. : "[Prefatio Quia preposterus est ordo prius humana subsidia petere scripsi] … Bonifacius episcopus ea racione qua in principio secundi tercii quarti quinti …"
        Exp.: " … utiles eis in posterum labores meos offeram iam licet nouiter inchoatos Johannes andree Deo gracias et virginis gloriose marie matris eiusdem amen amen amen Explicit apparatus domini Johannis andree super vio liber decretalium"

    Ruled with black lead. Modern foliation in pencil. Ff. 2v and 109 blank. Text of Liber sextus and apparatus in a single hand. Ff. 1r-v in a second hand; f. 2r in a third hand with cursive tendencies. Top of f. 1r hardly legible. Top of f. 3 torn and replaced with a piece of parchment. Historiated and illuminated initials in red, pink, white, blue, and gold appear throughout at major divisions of the text. F. 3r represents Pope Bonifacius VIII holding a book, other lettrins represent grotesque characters, animals, and flowers. Capital letters, paragraph marks, and line fillers in red and blue ink. Digits in brown ink; interlinear and marginal corrections. Extensive marginal annotations, including references to Bernardus Raimundi, in a hand different from that which has written the text and apparatus.

    Collation: 2-1010 118 128. Catchwords

    Binding: s. xiv, original goatskin over wooden boards, blindstamped, restored; four new clasps and metal corner pieces (see extensive description on file). Modern paper flyleaves.

    Early provenance not known. Acquisition date not known.

secundo folio: [f. 4r] et sub debitis titulis

    Bibliography: For incipit and explicit concordances see Kuttner, Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law, 1:180-86 (MSS Vat. lat. 1392-1396); the incipit and explicit of Johannes Andreae’s apparatus match those in MS Vat. lat. 1394; for other manuscripts in the U. S. including the Liber sextus see de Ricci and Wilson, Census, 677 (the collection of Roger W. Barrett, Kenilworth, Ill) and 207 (Washington, DC, Library of Congress; with gloss by Iohannes Andreae); Boniface VIII, Liber sextus Decretalium [vna cum apparatu domini Iohannis andree] (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 20 June 1486); id., Sextus decretalium liber  ([Venice : Lucantonio de Giunta], 1514); id. et al., Liber sextus decretalium D. Bonifacii Papae VIII suae integritati unà cum Clementinis et Extrauagantibus, earumque glossis restitutus cum priuilegio Gregorii XIII. Pont. Max. et aliorum principum (Romae : In Aedibus Populi Romani, 1584).

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MS 33

Codex membranaceous, England, s. xiii in. (ff. 3-145, 151-162); s. xiv in./med (ff. 145-150); iii+162 [156]+iii ff.; 138x95 mm; writing space: 95x65 mm; text arranged in two columns ff. 3r-145v and 151r-162v; cover 138x98 mm

    1. ff. 3ra-122rb Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de poenitentia

                            a. <Prologus>
        Inc.: "Quoniam ut 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 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. f. 122rb <Versus de decretalibus>

    3. f. 122rb <Versus de viciis>

    4. ff. 122v-124v <Tabula Libri extra>

    5. ff. 123v-124v <Notationes legales>

    6. ff. 126ra-129ra <Augustinus Hipponensis, Confessionum libri tresdecim>
                                   [excerpta: Liber IV cap. 10, 11, 12; Liber XII cap. 25, 31; Liber XIII cap. 9, 17, 31]
        Inc. [imperfectum]: "<Liber IV cap. 10> … si unum verbum non decedat cum sonuerit partes suas ut succedat aliud …"
        Exp. [imperfectum]: "<Liber XIII cap. 31> … quibus tamen non tu places in ea unde frui magis ipsa quam te volunt"

    7. ff. 129ra-132vb <Augustinus Hipponensis, De diversis quaestionibus octoginta tribus>
                                    [excerpta: Quaestiones 2, 47, 48, 51, 71]
        Inc. [imperfectum]: "<Quaestio 2> Omne quod fit ei a quo fit par esse non potest … "
        Exp. [imperfectum]: "<Quaestio 71> … quemadmodum se inclinat qui manum iacenti porrigit"

    8. ff. 136ra-137va <Augustinus Hipponensis, De doctrina christiana>
                                    [excerpta]
        Inc. [imperfectum]: "[Liber I cap. 36] … omnis autem fidei violator iniquus est …"
        Exp. [incertus auctor]: " … sub decorato tecto non iacet sed habet celum ineffabilibus stellarum pulchritudinibus perfulgentem"

    9. f. 137va-138rb <Augustinus Hipponensis, De agone christiano>
                                   [excerpta: Cap. 1, 7, 33]
        Inc.: "<Capitulum 7> Quicumque <ergo scripsi> mali sunt sic ordinati <sunt scripsi> …"
        Exp.: "<Capitulum 7> … ubi ullam de corpore molestiam senciemus"

    10. ff. 138rb-145va <Augustinus Hipponensis, Sermones 109, 54, 55, 61, 62, 100, 67, 94A, 69, 72, 76, 83, 82, 84, 88, 16A, 93, 105>

    11. ff. 145va-150ra-b <Sermones> [man. altera]

    12. ff. 151ra-160rb <Augustinus Hipponensis, De quantitate animae>
                                    [excerpta]
        Inc.: "[Augustinus scripsi] Enumera breviter que audire de anima velis [Eodius scripsi] Quero unde sit anima …"
        Exp.: " … quanquam sapientissimus et perfectissimus vel prorsus quelibet anima racionis concors [sic] atque beatissima Explicit liber de quantitate anime"

    13. ff. 160va-162vb <Sententiae variae > [man. altera]
        Inc.: "<Prosper Aquitanus, Liber sententiarum> Hii vident domini mirabilia quibus prosunt …"
        Exp. "<Pseudo-Isidorus, Testimonia divinae scripturae> Bona est peccati confessio si et curatio consequatur nam quod prodest detergere plagam et non adhibere medicinam … <Prosper Aquitanus, Liber sententiarum> Hii vident domini mirabilia quibus prosunt"

    Modern foliation in pencil. Ff. 1-2, 64, 125, 133-135, 147-148 cut out (notes to that effect in the hand that has pencilled in the foliation). The text of the Summa poenitentiae was copied in at least two, but probably three different hands, all of the thirteenth century: ff. 3r-12v, ff. 13r-34r, and ff. 34v-122r, respectively; of these, the third hand is similar to the first. Marginal notes and corrections in several different hands. Capitals in blue-to-green and red ink. Purple staining throughout.

    Collation: 16 27[??] 3-48 52 65 [??] 77 [??] 86 9 Catchwords.

    Binding: leather, hardback, spine damaged. Paper flyleaves. Kept in modern, brown, cloth-covered box. Title on spine of box: "Manuscript."

    The manuscript represents the work of several scribes and was copied in England as follows: articles 1-10 and 12-13 in the early or mid-thirteenth century; article 11 in the fourteenth century. The latter hand has also made annotations in the margins of the thirteenth-century sections of the manuscript.

    Between 1713 and 1773 the book belonged to one John Roberts (f. 10r: "John Roberts is [sic] Booke;" f. 13r: "John Roberts [followed by two lines in Welsh] 1713;" f. 81r: "John Roberts B, John Ro," in an upside-down script; f. 124r: "John Roberts to u bibilo u [sic];" f. 125v: "John Roberts ejus Manu Anno Domine [sic];" f. 130r: "John Roberts"). Other owners were: William Eastfield Laughton, Esq., residing at Eastfield House, Tickhill (inside front cover; his signature on f. 125v; f. 137r) and Mrs Sarah Laughton, around 1780 (inside front cover; "Sarah" f. 98v; f. 137r). In 1850 the manuscript became the property of Frederic Augustus Laughton, grandson of William, residing at Wakefield (front inside cover, ff. 83r and 114r; f. 122v and 137v: "This book came into the possession of Frederic Augustus Laughton Grand Son of the late William Eastfield Laugton Eastfield house Tickhill Yorks. Feb. 7th 1850"). Another possible owner was one Maurice Jones (f. 88v: "Maurice Jones his hand").
    Other ownership marks and inscriptions, mostly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, are "Dartmouth the Kingdom of England" (upside down), f. 65v; "Lawier quod amor vincit omnia," f. 90v (vertical script imitating early Gothic bookhand–but clearly of a much later date, possibly Frederic Laughton’s hand); "This indenture III made this 3d day," f. 100r; "Canterbury," f. 122r; "This indenture made on the third day of march one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven and in the Thirty Seven years of the Reign of our Sovering [sic] lord King George fra[..] and J. W.," f. 150v; "A fudarfu ei derfyn/A fyde adderfyddo ddyn/Rhaid I berari arirhydeda [?]/Mynfy rigrbed syned I fedd," f. 151r.

secundo folio: pro redimenda vexatione

    At some point the manuscript was with the holdings of Parke Bernet, then it passed into the hands of Warren Howell.

    Bibliography: For Raymundus de Penaforte, see the bibliography for Robbins MS 9 and Robbins MS 11; for St. Augustine, see Augustinus Hipponensis, Sancti Augustini Confessionum libri XIII, ed. Lucas Verheijen, O. S. A., Corpus Christianorum Series Latina [henceforth CCSL] 27 (Turnholti: Typographi Brepols Editores Pontificii, 1981); id., Sancti Aurelii Augustini De Diversis quaestionibus octoginta tribus, ed. Almut Mutzenbecher, CCSL 44 (1975):1-249; id., Sancti Aurelii Augustini De Doctrina christiana, ed. Joseph Martin, CCSL 32:1-167; id., Sancti Aurelii Augustini Regula, ed. Luc Verheijen (Paris: Etudes Augustiniennes, 1976); id., Sancti Aurelii Augustini Sermones de Vetere Testamento (I-L), ed. Cyrill Lambot, O. S. B., CCSL 41/1 (1961-). For Prosper Aquitanus, see Sancti Prosperi Aquitani Liber sententiarum, ed. M. Gastaldo, CCSL 68A (1972):213-65.

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MS 34

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvi ex.; iv+550+i; 255x190 mm; cover 269x205 mm

    1. ff. 1r-15v Conclave di Clemente V [1305]

    2. ff. 16r-45v Conclave in quo fuit creatus Paulus secundus

    3. ff. 46r-67v <Enea Silvio Piccolomini [Pope Pius II], Commentarii, Liber primus, cap. 36> [excerpta: Conclave Pii secundi ab eodem descriptum] [1458]
        Inc.: "Conclave in apostolico palatio apud Sanctum Petrum perstructum est …"
       Exp.: " … acclamatum est Pium secundum, qui fuit Cardinalis senensis, est Pontifex. Quem Deus optimus Maximus diu conservet."

    4. ff. 70r-109v <Johannes Burchard, Diarium sive Rerum urbanarum commentarii> [excerpta: Alexandri VI. Pontificis Maximi obitus] [1503]
        Inc.: "Die sabbati, duadecima augusti 1503 in mane Alexander VI Pontifex Maximus sensit se male habere …"
        Exp.: " … [Die dominica, 15 octobris] … Et pro maiori securitate Castellani positus est, ad castrum superius, alijs etiam remissis; et filie eius etiam fuerint ductae ad Castrum praedictum, per illius portam."

    5. ff. 110r-151r <Johannes Burchard, Diarium sive Rerum urbanarum commentarii> [excerpta: Pii Papae III. obitus et Julij secundi creatio] [1503; 1505]
        Inc.: "Die Martis xvij octobris, Pius Papa IIJ in mane comunicatus fuit a suo confessore, et in sequenti nocte, data sibi unctione extrema …"
        Exp.: " … [Die xij mensis Decembris (1505)] … omnes alij cardinales antiqui associaverunt ipsos novos ad cameram thesaurarij Quibus postea, in sequentibus consistorijs, clausus et apertum os, de more dati annuli, et tituli fulvunt."
        [Colophon]: " … Ego [Johannes] cerimoniarum magister superior loco suo nominatus … sit ergo laus Deo, Domino nostro, et gloria sempiterna; qui vivit, et regnat, in secula seculorum."

    6. ff. 152r-287r Conclave in quo creatus fuit Clemens Papa VII [1523]
        Inc.: "Scripturus, que memoratu digna, Rome, et in Italia, ab excessu Adriani sexti, Pontificis Maximi gesta sunt … Obiit Adrianus Pontifex decimo octavo Calendas octobris anno 1523 …"
        Exp.: " … quin potius clarissimorum seriem rerum, in tam fausto, foelicique principatu gestarum ponis initijs, omnibusque auspicemus, et ijs commemorandis naremus."

    7. ff. 288r-308r Conclave di Paolo III [1534]
        Inc.: "Fu creato Papa Clemente, dopo giorni cinquanta di conclave, e dopo prattiche diverse, e dimostrationi di varie sette, nell’anno del signore 1523 …"
        Exp.: " … Dio, sia quello che ci mantegni un tanto papa, e, si buono, a guisa che si ne mostra pur assai non so che di segno evidente, di felicissimo governo, et allegro."

    8. ff. 309r-372r Conclave in quo Pius quartus Mediolanensis vocatus est ad Apicem Aplatus Carolo Borromeo Cardinali amplissimo [... legi non potest] [1559]
        Inc.: "Collegi quanta potui maxima diligentia ea, qua proximo interregno …"
        Exp.: " …

    9. ff. 373r-381r Lettere a Papa Gregorio XIII
                         a. <Henry, King of Navarre [Henry IV, King of France]> [Paris, 3 October 1572]
                          b. <Henry, Prince of Condé> [Paris, 3 October 1572]

    10. ff. 382r-413v Acta in pontificatus initio Gregorij XIII [1572]

    11. ff. 414r-461v Discorso intorno al Conclavi di quanto si deve fare in sedia vacante
        Inc.: "Io posso certificare come di cosa veduta con gli occhi, che l’elettione del Papa procede de Dio solamente …"
        Exp.: " … i prattichi, particolarmente ne maneggi, et in queste attioni, pero me ne resto, non intendendo voler accrescere lume al sole."

    12. ff. 461r-530r <Anonimo,> Il Conclave di Felice Gualterio
        Inc.: "Se gli homini fusseno sempre più riservati, ch’ordinariamente non sogliono essere nel dire l’openione loro sopra l’altrui scritture …"
        Exp.: " … con l’attioni del conclave procedono in lungo, deve forzarsi ogni capo di setta, d’allontanarle il più che può da se stesso."

    13. ff. 530v-549v <Anonimo,> Consideratione intorno all’ultima scrittura venuta fuori circa quello che si deve fare in sede vacante
        Inc.: "Mi dimanda V. S. quello ch’io senta della seconda scrittura ch’è uscita fuori per l’ammaestrumento del Papa …"
        Exp.: " … quello, che fra di me et altri udimmo insieme, s’è potuto conservare alla mente, di una scrittura assai lunga. Bascio le mani di V. S. e me le raccommando con tutto il cuore."

    Ff. 68-69, 151v, 287v, 308v blank; two folios numbered 372.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Conclavi et altro & MS. CXXXIX."

    Articles 1, 7, 9, 11, 12, and 13 in Italian; articles 2-6, 8, and 10 in Latin. The hand that has provided the table of contents on f. iir has also identified the author of article 5 in the margin of f. 122v: "Hinc patet, quod auctor est Jo: Burchardus Wormaticensij a Julio II episcopus Hortanus creatus, cum antea esset Magister Caeremoniarum ut ex eius diario edito a Jo: Giorgio Eckarto in hist. Medii aevi m.m." Article 3 was possibly copied from Giovanni Gobellino’s manuscript transcription of Piccolomini’s Commentaria or from one of the early printed editions of it (Rome, 1584; Basel, 1614); articles 4 and 5 were probably copied from one of the manuscripts of Burchard’s Diarium.
    Article 9 comprises copies, in Italian, of letters written to the pope after the Night of St. Bartholomew (23/24 August 1572) by Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV, King of France) and Henry, Prince of Condé. Both profess the Catholic faith and mention the earlier requested marriage dispensations (in the case of Navarre, to marry Marguerite of Valois, sister of Charles IX; in the case of Condé, to marry his cousin). Article 12, an anonymous commentary on Gualtieri’s Conclave, is dedicated to Cipriano di Saracinelli, secretary of the Tuscan Court, chamberlain of the Fabbrica di S. Maria (1595-1599) and, for the duration of the Council of Trent, secretary of Sebastiano Gualtieri (1513-1566), Bishop of Viterbo and former Papal nuncio to France.

    The manuscript, once part of the Guilford collection and afterwards Sir Thomas Phillipps’s collection (his tag with no. 5982 on spine), was one of the two items in lot 1797 at Sotheby’s sale of 4 July 1972. It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1973, from H. P. Kraus.

    Bibliography: Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), Commentarii, 2 vols., ed. Luigi Totaro (Milan: Adelphi, 1984), 1:196-222 (for a printed edition of article 3 based on MSS Rome, Accademia dei Lincei, Corsiniano 147 and Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vaticano Reginense Latino 1995); Johann  Burchard, Johannis Burchardi Argentinensis capelle pontificie sacrorum rituum magistri diarium, sive Rerum urbanarum commentarii 1483-1506, 3 vols., ed. L. Thuasne (Paris: E. Leroux, 1883-1885), 3:238-285 and 3:285-410 (for a printed edition of articles 4 and 5, respectively); and id., Johannis Burchardi Argentinensis Protonotarii Apostolici et Episcopi Hortani … Diarium … 2 vols., ed. Achille Gennarelli (Florentiae: Impensis Societatis pro edendis fontibus italicae historiae, 1854).

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MS 35

Codex chartaceous, France, s. xviii med.; ii+441+iii ff.; 245x188 mm; cover 254x196 mm

    1. ff. 1r-158v Pierre de Marca, Six petits Traittez sur le Mariage Par Rapport a celuy de feu Monsieur Le Duc D’Orléans

a. ff. 1r-69r De L’autorité Ecclesiastique et Seculière Sur Les Mariages
b. ff. 70r-83r Trois arguments pour Conclurre La nullité des mariages des Princes du sang faits Sans le Consentement du Roy
c. ff. 84r-94r Nullitéz des mariages des Princes du sang, contre La Volonté du Roy Justifiée par Le Sixième Canon du Concile de Compiègne Lan Sept Cens cinquante Sept
d. ff. 95r-111r Réponse à deux objections qui pourroient estre faittes contre L’observation du Canon Sixième du Concile de Compiègne
e. ff. 112r-126r Abregé des raisons que l’on peut alleguer de part, et d’autre pour La validité ou Invalidité des mariages Des Princes du sang Sans Le Consentement Du Roy
f. ff. 127r-158v Examen des moyens de Nullité du mariage de Monsieur frère Du Roy, où les Trois premiers Sont rejettez Et le quatrième proposé nouvellement y est Etably
    2. ff. 159r-301v Le Livret de Louvain avec sa Réponse (declarations authentiques de la bonté et valeur du mariage de Monseigneur Le Duc D’Orléans, avec Madame La Princesse Margueritte fille de Lorraine …)

    3. ff. 304r-441r Isaac Habert, Traitté du pouvoir de L’Eglise et du Prince sur les mariages de Leurs Sujets

    Unnumbered folios, with the exception of those, numbered in pencil, marking the beginnings of different sections. Ff. 69v, 83v, 94v, 111v, 126v, 302r-v, and 303r-v blank.

    Binding: swirl-printed paper, hardback; leather spine with gilt decorations. Title on spine: "De l’autorité eccl. et Séculière sur les mariages Par M. de Marca, MS."

    Pierre de Marca (1594-1662), the author of the six tracts on marriage comprising article 1 here, a counselor of the Sovereign Council of Pau in 1615, was later appointed bishop of Conserans (1648) and Toulouse (1652), and archbishop of Paris (1662). His unpublished work Traité de l’autorité ecclesiastique et seculière sur les mariages (article 1.a) is found in manuscript copies in the following collections: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Fonds Baluze, no. 119; Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, no. 2248; and Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, no. 397.
    Isaac Habert (c. 1600-1668), theologian, author of Latin poetry, and a scholar of Greek orthodox liturgy, became Bishop of Vabres in 1654. From the title page of his Traté du pouvoir (article 3 here) it appears that by the time of this ecclesiastical appointment he had already composed the tract in question.

    The manuscript was copied in a single hand, after 1757 (see articles 1.c and 1.d). It once belonged to the library of the Carcassone Seminary, was bought by Ludwig Rosenthal and then acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1973.

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MS 36

Codex membranaceous, England [?], s. xii med./xiii in.; script: Gothic; i+270+i ff.; 400x200mm; writing space: main text 235x130 mm, arranged in two columns; glosses of different measures arranged around the text; cover 415x265 mm

    ff. 1r-270v ff. Iustinianus, Digestum vetus cum glossa ordinaria Accursii
        Inc.: <Liber primus, Tit. I, De iusticia et iure Ulpianus libro primo institutionum scripsi> iuri operam daturum prius nosse oportet unde nomen iuris descendat …"
        Exp.: " … <Liber XXIV, Tit. II, De divorciis et repudiis> … credendus est nolle hanc nuptam et si concubinam sibi adhibuerit idem erit probandum"

    Ruled with black lead. Bottom of ff. 1-25 damaged; large pieces cut from ff. 58, 107, 129, 138, 154, 167, 194, 240, 256; f. 251 torn nearly in half. Initials in text in light blue and red ink; the blue changes to very dark, ff. 189-210. Line-fillers in red and blue ink. Commentary not decorated. Many drawings in the margins representing animals and human figures; some of these are listed on the last flyleaf. Extensive additions and pawn notes in English hands.

    Collation impracticable.

    Binding: dark brown paper, hardback, leather spine and corners; spine frayed at top and bottom. Title on spine: "Digestum Vetus Saec. XIV. II."

    This is volume two in a set comprising Robbins MSS 36 and 37 (for a description of the latter, see below).

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Roman and Canon Law Manuscripts, 1:199, 200, 202, 204-5, 206, 207, 209; Dolezalek, Verzeichnis, 4, s.v. “Digestum vetus” and “Glossae ad Digestum vetus;” Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 260 (Harvard University, Houghton Library); Iustinianus, Digestum vetus D. Iustiniani Imp. Aug. Digestorum, seu Pandectarum, enucleatum ius omne vetus compraehendentium, tomus primus ad Florentinarumquae prius Pisanae prototypon, et ad Auenion archion emendatus Accursij glossa quàm emendatissima ... circumscriptus ... (Lugduni : Ad Salamandrae, apud Sennetonios fratres, 1550); Corpus iuris ciuilis Iustinianei 1 (Geneuae: Ex typographia Steph. Gamoneti, sumptibus Theodori de Iuges, 1625); Accursius, Accursii Glossa in Digestum vetus (Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 1488; photoreprint, Augustae Taurinorum : Ex officina Erasmiana, 1969).

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MS 37

Codex membranaceous, England [?], s. xii med./xiii in.; script: Gothic; i+181+i ff.; 403x260 mm; writing space: main text 265x113 mm, arranged in two columns (ff. 1r-176v) and one column (ff. 177r-181r); glosses of different measures arranged around the text; cover 415x270 mm

    ff. 1r-181v Iustinianus, Digestum novum cum glossa ordinaria Accursii
        Inc. [imperfectum]: "<Liber XXXIX, Tit. III, Lex I> agrorum siccandorum causa factas mutius ait fundi collendi …"
        Exp. [imperfectum]: "Liber L, Tit. XVII, Lex CLXXXIIII> … [Paulus scripsi] … Quod contra iuris rationem receptum est non est perducendum ad consequentias cum duo pro solido heredes esse non possunt Idem"

    Ruled with black lead. Modern foliation in pencil. Bottom of ff. 1-2, 26-59 worn; ff. 24-26 cut but repaired; pieces cut from ff. 23, 110, 116, 117; folio after 169 torn off. Red and blue initials in both text and commentary. The manuscript abounds in marginal drawings, many meant to illustrate points in the main text; some are associated with hunting and the military profession: hare hunting, ff. 36r and 140r; soldiers climbing a ladder, f. 106r; woman and soldier holding hands, f. 106v; harnessed horse, f. 106v, torso of a horse, f. 115v; other drawings on ff. 108r-v, 109r, 110r-v, 113v, 126r-v, 129r-v, 134r, 139r, 141v, 174v (list of drawings on the inside of the back cover, in pencil, in a twentieth-century hand). Marginal annotations and commentaries in several different hands, none later than the fourteenth century; marginal digits.

    Collation: 1-312 411 510 6-712 811 9-1012 1110 1212 1311 1412 156 1610 174. Catchwords.

    Binding: dark brown paper, hardback, leather spine and corners; spine frayed at top and bottom. Title on spine: "Digestum Novum Saec. XIV. I." Paper flyleaves.

    According to a note in an exquisite seventeenth or eighteenth-century hand, pasted on the inside of the back cover, the manuscript is volume one of a two-volume work produced in England no later than the early thirteenth century, but most probably in mid-twelfth century. The note refers to volume two (now Robbins MS 36) of the set as including several ownership marks, some of which are of the late fourteenth century (1377, when the book was the property of a country priest from Warwick); at some unspecified date the book was also in the possession of a priest from Chicheley.

secundo folio: memoria sive non

    The manuscript was in one of the Sotheby’s sales. It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1973 from Bernard Rosenthal.

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 1:218, 219, 221, 222, 224, 225; Dolezalek, Verzeichnis, 4, s.v. “Digestum novum” and “Glossae ad Digestum novum;” Iustinianus, Digestum nouum, seu, Pandectarum iuris ciuilis tomus tertius ex Pandectis Florentinis, nuper in lucem emissis, quoad eius fieri potuit, repraesentatus (Parisiis : Apud Sebastianum Niuellium ..., 1576); id., Digestum novum, seu Pandectarum iuris civilis tomus tertius ex Pandectis florentinis, quoad eius fieri potuit, repraesentatus (Lugduni: Sumptibus Claudii Landry, 1627); Corpus iuris ciuilis Iustinianei 1 (Geneuae: Ex typographia Steph. Gamoneti, sumptibus Theodori de Iuges, 1625); Accursius, Accursii Glossa in Digestum novum (Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 1487; photoreprint, Augustae Taurinorum : Ex officina Erasmiana, 1968).

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MS 38

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii in.; i+261+i ff.; 291x201 mm; cover 298x218 mm

    ff. 1r-261v Sacra Congregatio Cardinalium Concilii Tridentini Interpretum, Declarationes ac resolutiones
                    a. ff. 1r-217r Declarationes Sacrae Congregationis Illustrissimorum Cardinalium super Concilium Tridentinum in eiusdem Concilij decretis [Sessio 4-Sessio 25 cap. 19]
                    b. ff. 217v-250v Declarationes et decisiones Illustrissimorum et Reverendorum D. D. Patrum Sacri Concilij Tridentini Interpretum Incipientis a 21 Martij 1591 usque ad diem 3 Junij 1601
                    c. ff. 251r-261v Declarationes Sacrae Congregationis Ilustrissimorum Cardinalium super Concilium Tridentinum in eiusdem Concilij decretis [continuatio]

    Contemporary foliation; one folio prior to f. 1, ff. 10, 158, 159, and several folios after f. 261 are torn off. Two different scripts, presumably by the same scribe: the former, on ff. 1r-2r, imitates the humanistic script of the earlier part of the sixteenth century; the latter, on ff. 2r-261v, is a calligraphic hand of the early seventeenth century. Contemporary corrections, titles and annotations in the margins in the former script.

    Binding: fourteenth-century vellum (title on front cover in a fourteenth-century hand: "Liber bonorum [tonorum?] …;" several lines on back cover written in the same hand). Title on spine: "Declarationes patrum interpretum Concilij Tridentini," in a seventeenth-century hand.

    The first section of the Declarationes (article 1.a) includes additions authored by Antonio Carafa (1538-1591), Vatican canon and cup-bearer to Pope Paul IV, created a cardinal by Pope Pius V on 24 March 1568. Cardinal Carafa was a member of the Sacra Congregatio Cardinalium Concilii Tridentini Interpretum, became a librarian at the Vatican Library after the death in 1585 of Cardinal Guiglielmo Sirleto, and directed the work for the critical edition of the Corpus iuris canonici under the patronage of Pope Gregory XIII. The manuscript also includes, on ff. 12v-14r, a consilium by Orazio Mandosio (d. 1594), Roman jurist and author of De priuilegiis ad instar, seu de communicatione priuilegiorum. The scribe has also copied, on f. 259r, an annotation by Terenzio Alciati (1570-1651), member of the Commission for the revision of the Breviarium romanum.

    The manuscript was once the property of Pietro Faiano (f. 8v: "Pietro Faijano son patrone di questo;" f. 20v: "Io Pietro Faiano") and Antonio Faiano (f. 8v: "Io Ant. Faiano;" f. 176v: "Antonio Faiano son patrone di ques"). One of them has copied parts of a madrigal in the margins of ff. 1r ("Piedi di camminare ed camminati/bocca di cantare ed cantati," etc.) and 2r ("Senci che mora Io voglio morire/prima che mora f[…] me no piacire," etc.).

    Bibliography: Collectio declarationum Sacrae Congregationis cardinalium sacri Concilii Tridentini interpretum quae consentanee ad Tridentinorum patrum decreta, aliasque canonici juris sanctiones seculo xviii, in causis propositis prodierunt; huic accedunt constitutiones apostolicae praesertim novissimae ad Concilii Tridentini decreta spectantes, decreta generalia ceterarum congregationum, necnon veteres declarationes, mentes, modi et instructiones sacrae Congregationis Concilii ineditae opus ad majorem facilitatem alphabetico ordine per materias, et tractatus dispositum accurateque collectum, ac in tres partes de declarationibus de titulis causarum, deque conclusionibus divisum, 4 vols., ed. Johannes Fortunatus Zamboni (Atrebati : Rousseau-Leroy, 1860-1868).

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MS 39

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii; v+293+v ff; 328x210 mm; cover 338x220 mm

    1. ff. iiir-vr Alfonso Salmerón, Epistola ad Antonio Sauli
        Inc.: "Reverendissimo Signor mio, et in Christo Osservandissimo. Per bocca di V. Signioria Rma ho inteso qualmente la Santità di nostro Signore Gregorio XIII …"
        Exp.: " … sotto scritto di mia propria mano la presente hoggi giorno di Santa Barbara a 4 di Dicembre 1573. Ita est ut supra scribitur Alphonsus Salmeron."

    2. ff. 2r-181v <Alfonso Salmerón,> De his quae practicantvr in regno in materia ivrisdictionis ecclesiasticae
        Inc.: "De violentia Iudicis Ecclesiastici per Siegem auferenda Summarium Violentia, que ab ecclesiasticis infert … In primis illa se offert quotidiana controversio …"
        Exp.: " … in omnibus Canonibus, Sanctionibus, mandatis ac ordinatis per Summos Christi Vicarios, et pijssimam omnium Matrem Sanctam Ecclesiam Romanam."

    3. ff. 181v-223v <Alfonso Salmerón,> Consultatio super Visitatione Hospitalis Incurabilium nostre Ciuitatis, quod presupponitur esse sub regia protectione
        Inc: "Summarium 1. Hospitalis regulariter visitantur … Capitulum 8 Sess. 22 in Tit. De reformat. Sac. Concil. Trident. Loquitur per Infrascripta verba …"
        Exp.: " … cuius intentionem, et meliorem intelligentiam hec omnia intelligantur scripta, et correcta."

    4. ff. 223v-261v <Alfonso Salmerón,> Consultatio super Visitatione Ecclesie Altamure, que est ad Regis collationem, et sub illius Immediata Protectione
        Inc.: "Summarium 1. Fredericus Imperator fundauit ecclesiam Altamure … Pretendente Episcopo Prauine Spectare ad eum Ius visitandi ecclesiam Ciuitati Altamure …"
        Exp.: " … et decisioni omnia intelligantur esse submissa, et sub eius emendatione, et correctione dicta, et Scripta, et non aliter."

    5. ff. 261v-293r <Alfonso Salmerón,> Consultatio super Crimine Bigamiae quomodo Cognitio illius ad Regem Spectat
        Inc.: "Summarium Bigamie Crimen si heresis qualitetm non habet … Per Vicarium Curie Archiepiscopalis huius Catholice et Fidelissime Ciuitatis Neapolitane …"
        Exp.: " … sed tantum de excessu tangente personam ipsis Regentis, quod poterat tantum ab ipso eius nomine absolutio. Prout fuit petita, et Concessa."

    Foliation in pencil, contemporary with the copying of the manuscript. The hand is identical to the hand of MS Robbins 40.

    Binding: vellum, hardback; spine coming off; some wormholes.

    The manuscript, copied in Naples, was at some point with the holdings of a private library, possibly in Italy (library stamp on f. iiir: "Bibliotheca privata [legi non potest]"). It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1974.

    Bibliography: Salmeron, Alfonso. Epistolae P. Alphonsi Salmeronis ex autographis vel originalibus exemplis potissimum depromptae a patribus ejusdem Societatis nunc primum editae, 2 vols.(Romae: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 1971-72), 2:338-341 (for the printed version of article 1, edited from MS Rome, Bibliotheca Barberiniana, XXXIII, 168, duplici fol., nn. 160, 162).

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MS 40

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii. ex.; i+468+ix ff.; 325x208mm ; cover 341x220 mm

            ff. 1r-468v <Collection concerning the application of the decisions of the Council of Trent in the Kingdom of Naples>

    1. ff. 1r-37r Villani, Regent of the Kingdom of Naples, <Relazione dei Capi nelli quali viene tolta et pregiudicata la Giurisdizione di Sua Majestà>

    2. ff. 37r-64r Philip II, King of Spain; Cardinal Granuela; Hernando de Torres; <Vincenzo> or <Gianbattista,> Count of Miranda; Pedro Giron, Duke of Ossuna; Count Olivares, <Letters and consultations on the visitation of pious places [loca pia]>

    3. ff. 64r-111r Philip II, King of Spain; Cardinal Granuela; et al., <Letters and other documents on the jurisdiction of the chaplains-major>

    4. ff. 111r-126v <On concubinage>

    5. ff. 126v-139r <On tithes>

    6. ff. 139r-163v <Letters of exhortation>

    7. ff. 164r-177v <On jus patronatus>

    8. ff. 177r-214r <On various cases>

    9. ff. 214r-224r <On mixed cases and contributions from clerics>

    10. ff. 224r-272v <On the Bull In Coena Domini>

    11. ff. 272v-323r <On Exequatur [Regium placet]>

    12. ff. 323r-375r <On jus spoli>

    13. ff. 375r-398v <On personal immunity>

    14. ff. 398v-415r <On wills and testaments of clerics dying intestate>

    15. ff. 415r-443r <On royal tithes>

    16. ff. 443v-460v <On the Fabbrica of St. Pieter’s>

    17. ff. 460v-468v < On Altamura>

    A table of contents appears on unnumbered folios following f. 468. Contemporary foliation in pencil. The hand is identical to the hand of MS Robbins 39.

    It is probable that MS Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale XI, C. 28, f. 27 contains a portion of the original of article 1 here (see bibliography, below). The document was drafted in 1564 at the request of Pedro Afan de Rivera (Ribera), Duke of Alcalà, Viceroy of Naples (1559-1571). The copy found in the Robbins manuscript includes Villani’s compilation, and Italian translations and commentaries, followed by excerpts in Latin, of pertinent decisions made at the Council of Trent–those that might have prejudiced the rights of the viceroy and secular barons.
    These are followed by copies of letters, consultations, and other documents written in Spanish, Italian, and Latin, and touching upon related matters. The personages involved are Philip II, King of Spain (1556-1598); Cardinal Alessandrino, Papal Legate to the Courts of Spain and France (February 1571); Cardinal Vincenzo Giustiniano, General of the Dominican Order (1558-1570); Cardinal Granuela (de Granvelle), successor (1571-1575) to the Duke of Alcalà; Pedro Giron, Duke of Ossuna, Viceroy of Naples (1582-1586); Hernando de Torres, the Spanish ambassador to the Vatican; the Duke-Count of Olivares, Ambassador to Rome, who became a powerful figure under King Philip III of Spain (1598-1621); and others.

    Binding: vellum, hardback.

    The manuscript, copied in Naples, was at some point with the holdings of a private library, possibly in Italy (unidentified cardinal’s bookplate inside the front cover). It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1974.

    Bibliography: Archivio di Stato di Napoli, Aspetti della riforma cattolica e del Concilio di Trento a Napoli: Mostra documentaria, Catalogo, ed. Jole Mazzoleni [Naples: L’Arte tipografica Napoli, 1966], 73, art. 135: "Relazione del Reggente Villani sulle materie del Concilio Tridentino pregiudicanti la reale giurisdizione del Regno di Napoli, rimessa al Vicerè, duca d’Alcalà."
 

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MS 41

Codex chartaceous, France, s. xvii. ex.; 534 pp.; 287x204 mm; cover 304x213 mm

    1. pp. 5-68 <Olivier Patru,> Libertez de l’Église gallicane

    2. pp. 69-79 <Olivier Patru,> Des assemblées du clergé [redactio A]

    3. pp. 80-88 <Olivier Patru,> Des assemblées du clergé [redactio B]

    4. pp. 89-138 <Olivier Patru,> Des assemblées du clergé [redactio B]

    5. pp. 139-180 <Olivier Patru,> Des décimes

    6. pp. 181-255 <Olivier Patru, Traité des décimes>

    7. pp. 257-319 <Olivier Patru,> Memoire sur les levees qui se peuvent faire sur les Esclesiastiques et le Clergé de l’église gallicane et des ordonnances que les roys ont fait sur ce sujet

    8. pp. 321-355 <Olivier Patru,> Memoire concernant les rentes du clergé

    9. pp. 357-389 <Olivier Patru,> Des universités et particulierement de celles de Paris

    10. pp. 391-408 <Olivier Patru,> Regles de chancellerie de Rome

    11. pp. 413-504 <Olivier Patru,> Des Estats

    12. pp. 505-536 <Olivier Patru,> Traitte de la noblesse

    Pp. 256, 356, 390, 409-412 blank. Contemporary pagination, starting with p. 5; p. 391 misnumbered as 390. Abundant marginal notes in the hand that has written the entire manuscript. Title on front page: "Receuil de Divers traittés Pour L’instruction de Monseigneur Le M. … de … Composes par differents autheurs." Several pages at the beginning of article 3 were copied twice due to scribal inattentiveness (marginal note on p. 89: "cecy c’est le meme traitté precedent, qu’on a copié deux fois par mégarde a la reserve de la dernière page").

    Binding: warped speckled vellum, hardback.

    The manuscript was probably written in Paris in 1670, eleven years before the death of Olivier Patru (1604-1681), Parisian lawyer and member of the French Academy (article 6 dated on 31 August 1670; article 9 dated on 11 May 1670). The scribe (perhaps Patru himself, since his signature appears on p. 255) has also copied, as an addendum to article 6, a text that is not part of the treatise on tenths: the paragraph describes the difficulties–mostly generated by the immense and uncooperative French bureaucracy–faced by the author while attempting to gather information for the writing of the treatise ("La tache est lourde il a fallu voir les registres du parlement et les registres de la Chambre des Comptes … les greffiers se lassent bientost d’attendre apres un homme, et sy quelqu’uns des principaux officiers de la Chambre ne me faisoient l’honneur de m’aimer, jamais je n’en fusse venu a bout …").

    The book was at one time part of the Bauffremont library (bookplate with the family coat of arms on inside front cover); it was then transferred to the library of François Tocaven (ex-libris on inside front cover and title page).

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1974.

    Bibliography: Olivier Patru, Plaidoyers et Ouvres diverses de Monsieur Patru de l’Académie françoise. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plusieurs pieces qui ont esté trouvées parmi les papiers de l’auteur après sa mort 2 vols. (Paris: Mabre-Cramoisy, 1681), 2: 803-814 (for a printed edition of article 2, published as "Memoires sur les assemblés du clergé"), 2: 815-867 (for a printed edition of article 6, published as "Traité des décimes où leur origine et leur suite sont marquées par l’ordre de la Chronologie").

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MS 42

Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xv; i+5+ii ff.; 295x197 mm; writing space 200x140 mm; 48 lines per page; text arranged in two columns; cover 305x204 mm

    1. ff. 1ra-5ra <Provinciale tocius mundi ecclesie>
        Inc.: "In civitate Romana sunt quinque ecclesie que patriarchales dicuntur videlicet Ecclesia Sancti Johannis Lateranensis …"
        Exp.: " … Teutonici Gallici Vngari provinciales Siculi Byennijs Anglici Yspani Triennijs Ultra montana Quadriennijs Apuli Ytalici Singulis annis"

    2. f. 5ra-b <Tractatulus de coronacione imperatoris>
                      a. De Romano Imperatore
                     b. De Constantinopolitaneum
                      c. De Regibus christianorum

    3. f. 5va-b <Nota de familia Herodis et de salvacione nacionum>
        Inc.: "In nomine domini amen ante Nativitate domini nostri ihesu christi Rex herodes regnabat …"
        Exp.: " … aliorumque infidelium nacionum orientis seu quarum cumque aliarum parcium proficientibus etc. Explicit provinciale tocius mundi ecclesie"

    Modern foliation in pencil. Binding: printed matter from a glossed law tract, with rubrics in red and initials in red and blue. Modern flyleaves.

    The manuscript was once owned by the Guettenstein convent ("ex libris conventus Guettensteinensis," f. 1r); thereafter it belonged to Jorg Schafer. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1976.

secundo folio: Robinensis vel Robiensis

    Bibliography: Provinciale omnium ecclesiarum excerptum a libro Cancellariae Apostolicae (Lugduni: Matthias Bonhomme, 1546; for a later, printed version of article 1); A. Werminghoff, "Ein Tractatus de coronatione imperatoris aus dem vierzehnten Jahrhundert," Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte (Germanistische Abteilung) 24 (1903): 380-385 (for a different version of article 2).

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MS 43

Codex membranaceous, Germany, s. xiii/xiv; script: Gothic; i + 59 + i ff. (numbered 1-62); 144 x 103 mm; writing space 105 x 58 mm; 27 lines per page; cover: 152 x 108

    1. ff. 1r-6v <Augustinus Hipponensis,> Regula beati Augustini
        Inc.: "Hec sunt que ut obseruetis precipimus in monasterio constituti. Primo propter quod in unum estis congregati …"
        Exp.: " … orans ut et ei debitum dimittatur et in temptationem ne inducatur Amen Explicit Regula"

    2. ff. 6v-18r Consuetudines monachorum Augustinianorum
        Inc.: "Quia infirmorum fratrum maior instat necessitas ut peruigili cura iusitentur et pro [.]ida dispensatione circa eos incunctis agatur …"
        Exp.: " … Damus tibi societatem nostram et participationem oracionum nostrarum et beneficium elimosinarum nostrarum deo gracias"

    3. ff. 18v-20r Lietbertus of St. Ruf, Epistola ad Ogerium praepositum congregationis Ferranice
        Inc.: "Ferranice congregationis uenerabili proposito sanctoque eius conventui et omnibus in canonico ordine …"
        Exp.: " … uos estis lux mundi uos estis sal terre luceat ergo lux uostra"

    4. ff. 21r-62r Hugo de S. Victore, Expositio in Regulam beati Augustini
        Inc.: "Hec precepta que subscripta sunt ideo regula appellantur quia uidelicet in eis nobis recte uiuendi norma exprimitur …"
        Exp.: " … orans ut et debitum ei dimittatur et in temptationem non inducatur Amin Explicit expositio Regule beati Augustini"

    Ruled in drypoint; pricks to guide ruling in the margins; modern foliation; double foliation on f. 15 and f. 18; ff. 57-9 cut out after foliation and missing by 1937; f. 33 has slices in the outer and lower margins; the top corners of ff. 11, 26 and 29 are torn off, as is the bottom corner of f. 37; top of f. 21 is left blank, possibly for an illustration. In ff. 1r-6v paragraphs are marked by numbers in the margins and capital letters in alternately red and blue; ff. 6v-18r have red and blue capital letters at the beginning of paragraphs; ff. 21r-62r have inconsistent paragraph marks in red and blue, inconsistent sentence marks in red, and marginal corrections.

    Collation: 1-310 48 510 68 73. Catchwords.

    Binding: modern binding in vellum; hardback.

secundo folio: setur in corde

    The version of the Regula is that labelled "praeceptum" in Verheijen’s critical edition, which begins "haec sunt quae ut observetis" and ends "in temptationem non inducatur." It is also known as the "Regula Tertia".
    The consuetudines of Augustinian houses vary enormously, and could be very summary. Regular canons were left largely to their own devices, and thus while the customs prescribed in ff. 6v-18r of MS 43 have affinities and overlaps with various printed versions, this does not bear an especially close relationship to any that have been located.
    Lietbertus was abbot of St. Ruf 1100-c.1111. This version of the Epistola is more complete than the text printed in the Patrologia Latina, which is missing 18 words from (717.13) "deduxit" to (717.14) "sive regula". The version in MS 43 does not contain the final sentence of the printed edition: "tria his verbis maxime commendantur, id est ordo, vita et habitus".
    Because ff.57-59 are missing, the text of the ExpositioRegulae of Hugo de S. Victore is missing the printed edition’s (919.7) "et subjectum desideriis"…(922.17) "quod exercet in alio".

    Early provenance not known. The manuscript has a modern German hand in the inside front cover, with catalogue numbers; "S. Augustinus" is written in pencil at the top of f. 1r. There is a marginal notation "Clothes" on f. 14r. It was in the collection of Acton Griscom of High Point, New Jersey, in 1937 (G. 10), and that of Lathrop C. Harper in 1974. It was acquired by the Robbins Collection in 1974.

    Bibliography: de Ricci and Wilson, Census 2:1164; John Compton Dickinson, The origins of the Austin canons and their introduction into England (London: S.P.C.K., 1950). For the Regula, see Luc Verheijen, La Règle de Saint Augustin (Paris: Etudes Augustiniennes, 1967); Donatien de Bruyne, "La première Règle de saint Benoît", Revue Bénédictine 42 (1930): 316-342. For the Consuetudines, see Stephanus Weinfurter, Consuetudines Canonicorum Regularium Springirsbacenses-Rodenses, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis [henceforth CCCM] 48 (Turnholti: Typographi Brepols Editores Pontificii, 1978); Lucas Jocqué and Ludovicus Milis, Liber Ordinis Sancti Victoris Parisensis, CCCM61 (Turnholti: Typographi Brepols Editores Pontificii, 1984); Regula et constitutiones canonicorum regularium congregationis S. Salvatoris, Ordinis Sancti Augustini (Romae: Apud Paulum Bladum, Impressorem Cameralem, 1592); Josef Siegwart, Die Consuetudines des Augustiner-Chorherrenstiftes Marbach im Elsass (Freiburg: Universitatsverlag, 1965). For the Epistola, see Jacques-Paul Migne, Patrologiae cursus completus Series Latina, 221 vols. (Paris: Garnier, 1878-1904), 157:715-9. For the Expositio, see Migne, Patrologia Latina, 176: 881-924.

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MS 44

Codex membranaceous, France (?), s. xiv; script: Gothic; i+188+i ff.; 256x195 mm; writing space 185x125 mm; 40 lines per page; text arranged in two columns; cover 265x200 mm

    ff. 1 [15]-188 [261] <Monaldus Justinopolitanus, Summa iuris>
        Inc. [imperfectum]: "[Quis possit arbiter et quod non] C. d. arbi. autenticum decrevimus (?) …"
        Exp. [imperfectum]: " … [De symonia commissa pro confraternitatibus (?) et processionibus et exequiis mortuorum] … dicunt probabilis quod si administracio vel dignitas ecclesiastica talis est quod"

    Due to the loss of the first 15 folios, the prologue, together with entries from Abbas through the first half of De arbitris are missing. The first complete rubric in De arbitris is De effectu arbitrii. Similarly, due to the loss of folios after f. 261, the text ends in the middle of the rubric on De symonia commissa pro confraternitatibus (?). In addition, ff. 108-143, 145, 216-227, 250-252, and 257-258 are missing.

    Ruled in drypoint and black lead. Double foliation: the original one, in red ink, appears on the verso of ff. 16-57, 60, 62-70, 72-75, 77-107, 144-215, and 228-261; after the manuscript was rebound, the folios were re-numbered in pencil on the recto (ff. 1-188). Initials, capital letters, paragraph marks, and line-fillers in red and blue ink. Titles rubricated. Marginal digits and marginal corrections in contemporary hand; marginal notes in a later hand on ff. 89r (originally f. 134), 174r (originally f. 242), 188r (originally f. 261).

    Collation: 110 2-312 48 510 6-812 911 10-1512 1610 177. Catchwords.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Paper flyleaves. Title on spine: "MS sec. XVo."

secundo folio: [?] ab ipso

    Early provenance not known. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1975 from Bernard Rosenthal.

    Bibliography: For manuscripts including the text of the Summa now in U.S. collections, see Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 524 (the library of Dr. Gordon W. Jones, Falmouth, VA); Monaldus, Summa perutilis atque aurea venerabilis viri fratris Monaldi in utroque jure tam civilique canonico (Lugduni: Venundantur per Petrum Baleti, [1516?]).

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MS 45

Codex chartaceous, England, s. xvi ex.; script: sixteenth-century English secretary hand; vi+118+xxxiv ff.; 168x101 mm; cover 175x112 mm

    1. ff. 1r-36r <Election of Adrian VI>
        Inc.: "After the death of Leo the tenth who departed this life the first of December 1521, those Princes of Italy who had formerly bene streightned, and kept under by his power …"
        Exp.: " … the Cardinalls promising him that at his coming to Rome hee would make addition to this beginning and hoped in tyme to give him full contentment in this and all other his demannds [sic]."

    2. ff. 37r-110v The Conclave of Pope Gregory the 14th wherin are Recompted distinctly & orderly all the Actions that happened in the same Anno Domini 1591
        Inc.: "A vertuous desire, in truth, and a Lawdable [legi non potest] it is [legi non potest ] your [legi non potest] seemeth to have to understand the particuler Report of the whole proceedings in the last Conclave …"
        Exp.: " … but that, in this issue and successe, politique discourse and Civile prudence had alsoe their stroake [?] Finis."

    3. ff. 113r-115r The Manner of the Carriage of Pope Gregorie 14th on his Death Bedd: of which there were Divers Coppies inclosed in the former Letters intercepted
        Inc.: "Our Lord the Pope, after hee had tertaine daies bene greatly troubled with his infirmities, being nowe advertised by Father Toledo of the imminent dainger of his life …"
        Exp.: " … And soe all of them having reteined the Benediction of his Holynesse departed."

    4. ff. 116r-117v A List of the Cardinalls of Rome taken in October Anno 1590

    5. ff. 118r-v <A List of> Cardinalls 1591 viz. Anno 1591

    Written by two or three different scribes: the first hand has copied article 1, the second–parts of article 2; the remaining text might have been copied by a third scribe or by the second using a different pen, as the ductus of the characters is slightly different from the first half of article 2. Unnumbered folios. Ff. 36v, 111r-112v, and 115v blank Some pages have margins outlined in red or brown ink. Catchwords on every page.

    Binding: leather, hardback, gilt diamonds on front edge. Title on spine: "Old Manuscript," in golden letters on red label.

    Early provenance not known.

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MS 46

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv ex.; iii+193+iii ff.; 202x145 mm; cover 210x150 mm

    1. ff. 1r-163v <Andreas Coquus, Notationes iuris>

    2. ff. 164r-167r <Abbreviatio decreti>

    3. ff. 167v-168r <Nota de ratione Pasce>

    4. f. 168v <Oratio>

    5. ff. 170r-v <Notationes>

    6. ff. 171r-175v <Johannes de Deo, Concordia decretorum cum titulis decretalium>

    7. f. 176r-v <Versus de titulis decretalium>

    8. f. 176v <Notationes>

    9. ff. 177r-192r <Tabula alphabetica notationum> [fragmentum: A-I]

    The text has become nearly illegible due to extensive water damage and fading. Incipits and explicits cannot be provided.

    Binding: cream paper with red and blue dots, hardback; spine off, placed inside back cover.

secundo folio: illegible

    Bibliography: Kuttner, Repertorium, 159, 372-73, 382-83; Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts 2:147; Pierre Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuels de confession au moyen âge (Louvain: Nauwelaerts, 1962), 26-7.

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MS 47 (F)

Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xvi; 32+i ff.; 300x202 mm

    ff. 1r-32v Differentiae aliquot inter Jus civile et Jus Saxonicum, in quatuor partes distributae
        Inc.: "Prima pars differentias eas continens, quae sunt circa contractus … I Differentia De commodato Iure civili in commodato necque possesio …"
        Exp.: " … Et istum modo dictum computationem Lipsenses Grabini solent in pronunciando quotidie observare."

    Marginal notes and digits in the hand of the entire manuscript. Minor water damage.

    Bound by Linda K. Ogden, August 2001: now covered with limp vellum and foliated in the lower fore-edge corner. Full conservation treatment and binding report on file.

secundo folio: Iuxt. L. Pignus

    Early provenance not known. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1974 from Bernard Rosenthal.

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MS 48

Codex membranaceous, France, s. xiv; script: Gothic; i+66+i ff.; 283x221 mm; cover 293x230 mm; 25 lines per page

    ff. 1r-66v <Cartularium episcopi Autissiodorensis>

        a. ff. 1r-6vRedditus Episcopatus Autissiodorensis
            Inc.: "Autissiodorum Sigillum cum emendis valet circa vc lib. per Annum Tallia circa xx lb. Census et decima sancti gervasii circa lxv lib. …"
            Exp.: " … To[u? ri?]ciacum … Pratorum circa x [?]. Sunt domini Episcopi"

        b. ff. 7r-v Hos redditus debet Episcopatus Annuatim
            Inc.: "Fabrice Sancti Stephani vjxx libr. Capitulo xxxiiii super to[?] Pro luminari angelorum et lampade trinitatis x libri …"
            Exp.: " … Item capitulo xvi debet et ob[?] pro sede minorum [?] Capitulo ij sol. Pro prato decani"

        c. ff. 8r-11rInventarium cartarum et privilegiorum
            Inc.: "In scrinio signato per A Invenientur littere sive carte que faciunt ad ius et iurisdictionem episcopi in civitate autissiodorensis et pertinenciis Item littere sancti bernardi …"
            Exp.: " … In scrinio signato per T Invenientur litttere de ordinibus factis a domino Episcopo et de nominibus ordinatorum"

        d. ff. 11v-15v
            Inc.: "De cordis. Coustume de cordis et polanis et vinagium omnino sunt […] exceptis illis que sunt de sanctis germano Iuliano …"
            Exp.: " … Cornis tenuatus integer qui venditur debet o[?] episcopi et vicecomiti si homo de extrea e[..]iat Episcopus et Comes habunt stalla insimul in foro Et census in foro"

        e. ff. 16r-66vLiber cartarum episcopi Autissiodorensis
            Inc.: "[Littere pertinentes in scriniis signatis per ‘A’] In nomine Sancte et Individue trinitatis Ego bernardus clare vallis vocatus Abbas cognita que inter hugonem Episcopum autissiodorensis et vuillelmus comitem Nivernensis existerat [?] discordia …"
            Exp.: " … [In scrinio signato per ‘Q’ …] …

    Ruled with black lead. Titles and paragraph marks in red ink. Capital letters underlined with red ink.

    Modern foliation in pencil. Language: Latin and French.

    Corrections in a hand quasi-contemporary with the manuscript; 14th and 15th century marginal notes in Latin and French (the latter identifying locations and giving French names of places and an occasional date); one document in the scrinium marked "F" in a 14th- century hand that is different from the hand of the manuscript–in all probability a later addition. Large hole on f. 28. Sewn tears in ff. 40 and 46.

    Collation: 1-48 56 6-88 94

    Binding: 17th-century leather (veau tacheté), hardback, bearing the gilt armorial of the Colbert family. Title on spine: "Cartulaire de l’évêché."

    The cartulary is incomplete: copies of documents kept in scrinia following the scrinium marked "Q" are missing, but rubrics exist for charters kept in scrinia "S" and "T." The first charter is probably a copy of the agreement drawn by Bernard de Clairvaux in 1145 settling the dispute between Bishop Hugues de Macon (1137-1151) and William II, Count of Nevers with regard to jurisdiction over clerics and laymen, and other related matters.

    Early provenance: St. Marthe, Auxerre (f. 1r); Nicolas Colbert; Chapter of Auxerre Cathedral: old inventory numbers and shelfmarks on font pastedown ("Inventorié première partie chapitre unique seconde partie"), f. ir ("première partie chapitre unique seconde partie 1741"), f. 1r ("Cotté Trois Cent de l’Inventaire de 1755" and "Cotté CC le vingt et un Septembre soixante et seize C. Miotte greffier du chapitre d’Auxerre").

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1974, possibly from the Librairie Thomas-Scheler.

    Bibliography: Constance Brittain Bouchard, Spirituality and Administration: The Role of the Bishop in Twelfth-Century Auxerre (Cambridge, Ma: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1979), 54-55 (for a discussion of the first charter).
 

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MS 49

Codex chartaceous, France, s. xviii; 4 pp document; 308x204mm; writing space 265x160mm; 22 lines per page; loose cardboard cover 320x211mm.

    pp.1-4 <Manuscript on procedure to obtain a papal dispensation for marriage of uncle and niece >
        Inc.: "L’obtention d’une dispense de mariage de l’Oncle à la niece est aujourd’huy tres difficile et tres couteuse: cependant on peut avec justice se flater de reûssir dans L’Espece proposée oû il s’agit de la Conservation d’un nom illustre et pour La conservation du quel Les grand Potentâts s’interressent …"
        Exp.: "… il faudra luy donner des pouvoirs jusqua six milles ecus romaines. On se flate cependant que la depense n’yra pas la."

    One folded folio. Pagination only on first page.

    The letter contains procedural advice on obtaining a papal dispensation for a marriage between an uncle and a niece, in a case where the name and wealth of an illustrious family is at stake, as the eldest son of the household has only daughters. Specific advice is given on the content of a submission on the history and present state of the family, messages of support, the process of authentication by the local diocese, and negotiation of a suitable, and confidential, fee.
    The impediment to marriage between an uncle and a niece is covered by ecclesiastical rather than divine law, and so can be dispensed by ecclesiastical authorities. It is a relationship in the second degree touching on the first, according to the Germanic system of calculating degrees of consanguinity and affinity in use in Western Europe from the middle ages to 1983. In 1215 the restriction was fixed at the fourth (German) degree, which is to say that marriage between third cousins was forbidden without a dispensation. The first uncle-niece marriage was permitted in 1475. In response to growing suspicion of corruption and bribery, it was decreed at the Council of Trent that dispensations should be rare, without fee, and that those for marriages in the second degree should only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Nonetheless, dispensations were relatively common in France in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in rural areas.

    Early provenance not known. The card folder has a modern French hand, describing the contents as "préscriptions pour une requete à la Cour de Rome afin d’obtenir la permission" and, in another hand, "B59", perhaps a previous call number.

 

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MS 50

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii med.; ii+53+i ff.; 269x202 mm; cover 278x217 mm

    1. ff. 1r-43[53]r Bernardino Borgarucci, Non può esser Papa, chi non è Cardinale: Discorso da passar per mano de Ssri Cardinali à guisa di Epistola Circolare

        a. ff. 1r-37[47]r   N on può esser Papa, chi non è Cardinale
            Inc.: "Nel principio della Sede vacante il Comendator Tagliaferro domandò all’Autore del presente discorso, se poteva esser Papa chi non era Cardinale …"
            Exp.: " … vi sarà succinta risposta all’epologia del già Cardinale Belarmino, et alle assertive del Concilio di Basilea, riferite dal Bzonio, e di nuovo l’Autore implora il patrocineo benigno dell’EE.VV. Di Marzo 1651."

        b. ff. 37[27]v-42[42]rApendice
            Inc.: "Servivanno di Apendice, et per digressioni, queste esemplari autorità, per mostrare quanto d’ogni tempo siano stati graditi li scritti ecclesiastici …"
            Exp.:" … et I più celebri furono, Silvestro Aldobrandini Marc’Antonio Borghese, et Antonio Panfilij."

        c. ff. 42[52]v-43[53]r <Biografia dell’autore>
            Inc.: "L’Autore dello stesso presente discorso ha servito la Sede Apostolica in più occasioni …"
            Exp.: " … Però pronto ad aspettare, con la patienza di Moise, e di David, come tengono ordine gli amici di Dio."

    2. ff. 48[87]r-53[92]v Capitula Cardinalium
            Inc.: "Noi infrascritti omnes et singuli sante romane E<cclesie> Cardinales episcopi Presbiteri et [… legi non potest] attendentes nobis in partem Apostolice sollicitudinis …"
            Exp.: " … infrascriptum rogamus in super premissis pubblicum confici[ …legi non potest]"

    Ff. 9-18 missing–a fact indicated in a different hand (perhaps the hand that has copied the text of article 2 here) at the bottom of f. 8v; ff. 44 (numbered 18), 45 (numbered 9), and 46 (numbered 10) blank. The text of article 1 is on ff. numbered 1-53; the text of article two is on ff. numbered 87-92. The hand of the first article is calligraphic and neat throughout; the hand of the second article is careless and, halfway through, it deteriorates to the point of becoming nearly illegible.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Borgarucci." Top of binding and folios damaged.

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MS 51

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii; i+109+i ff., paginated; 274x203 mm; cover 280x210 mm

    ff. 1-101 Prospero Fagnani, Graviora aliquot dubia de Constitutionis Sanctissimi Domini Nostri Gregorii XV De Romani Pontificis Electione
        a. ff. 2r(p. <3>)-6v (p.<12>) Index

        b. ff. 9r(p.1)-63r(p.107) Graviora aliquot dubia Constitutionis Sanctissimi Domini Nostri Gregorii XV De Romani Pontificis electione
            Inc.: "Sacratissimae Ecclesiae Constitutioni de Romane Pontificis tametsi nulla inest dictia …"
            Exp.: " … et per ampliores homines perfectissima veritas reuelatur v. ultima ad fin. C. de fideicom. et can [extra?] conscientiam 64 distint."

        c. ff. 72r(p.109)-101r(p.167) Quae pertinent ad electionem per Compromissum
            Inc.: "Circa electionem, quae per compromissum fieri dicitur, manifestum est eligende potestatem hodie committi non posse nisi aliquibus ex Collegio Cardinalium …"
            Exp.: " … Ideoque utrumque in eadem clausula Gregoriana Constitutionis aut permittitur, aut improbatur. P. Fagnanus."

    Ff. 1-8 unnumbered; ff. 9r-63v paginated 1-108, with older pagination crossed out; ff. 72r-101r paginated 109-167; ff. 7-8, 64-71, and 102-109 blank; one folio after f. 51 cut out.
    Most of the text is difficult to read, the acid ink having caused serious damage to the paper on which the manuscript was written.

    Binding: vellum; title on spine: "De Elec. Pontif. Fagnani"

    Early provenance: Libraria Colonna (library stamp on both flyleaves); Phillipps MS 5326.

 

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MS 52

Codex chartaceous, Italy and France, s. xvii ex.; i+153+i ff; 279x270 mm (ff. 123-124: 221x132mm; f. 134: 200x133 mm ); cover 291x216 mm

    ff. 1r-153r Innocent XI, Pope; Louis XIV, King of France; François Etienne de Caulet, Bishop of Pamiers; Joseph, Archbishop of Toulouse; Jean Carlez, Vicar of Genlis, et al., Documents pertaining to the dispute over regalian rights

    The manuscript is a collection of thirty one excerpts from contemporary writings on regalian rights; it includes copies of a variety of documents concerning the dispute between Louis XIV of France and the Papacy with regard to the former’s claim to the unrestricted right of regalia (i.e., appointments to ecclesiastical offices and the income of vacant sees and abbeys), as follows:
    Article 1, in French, is an anonymous commentary on chapter 1 of Book III from the Traité de la Régale by a certain d’Aubery, lawyer; the excerpt was probably copied from a printed edition of the Traité, as it contains references to specific page numbers in that work.
    Articles 2 and 3, the former in Italian, the latter in Latin, both anonymous, contain an overview of the dispute; article 2 includes references to the treatise on the right of regalia by the Bishop of Pamiers, while article 3 quotes from the Summa of Magister Aegidius (fl. 1250).
    Article 4 is a copy of the Protestatio cleri gallicani of 6 May 1682, while article 6 contains the text of the Cleri gallicani de ecclesiastica potestate declaratio.
    Article 7 includes copies of three documents, all in French: a) letter of François Etienne de Caulet, Bishop of Pamiers to the Archbishop of Toulouse, dated 8 May 1680; b) the last will and testament of François Etienne de Caulet, dated 18 October 1677; and c) a letter addressed by the Bihsop of Pamiers to the Archbishop of Toulouse.
    Article 8 is an Italian translation of Louis XIV’s edict of March 1682 regarding the Declaration of the French clergy concerning ecclesiastical power.
    Articles 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 22 are copies of documents written by or to Pope Innocent XI; the documents, bound out of chronological order, are dated between 29 October 1679 (article 15, Innocent XI to Louis XIV) and 1 January 1681 (article 5, Innocent XI to Jean Carlez, Vicar of Genlis).
    Article 21 is an Italian translation of a decree excerpted from the register of the French Parliament regarding Innocent XI’s brief of January 1681.
    Articles 23 and 27, both in Italian (Ristretto delle cose occorse nell’affare della Regalia) have identical texts written in two different hands; similarly articles 24 and 26 (Risposta al Ristretto delle cose occorse nell’affare della Regalia); article 25 is a recollection, in Italian, of events pertaining to the history of regalian rights. Articles 28 and 29, in French, are a relation of events at Agen and the copy of a document authored by the Archbishop of Reims, respectively.
    Article 30 is a copy of Part IV of the Traité de la Regale, a work sometimes attributed to François Etienne de Caulet, Bishop of Pamiers, to which many of the previous documents refer. Article 31 is a general conclusion to the matter of regalian rights.

    Unnumbered folios, with the exception of ff. 129v-149r, paginated 2-39; ff. 8, 15-16, 36, 40, 60-62, 84, 116, 122, 151 blank. Binding: vellum. Title on spine in gilt letters on a dark leather label: "Dispute intorno all: regalia in Francia MS."

    The codex included a printed insert: Innocent XI, "Paternae Charitati," 1682. This is now separately kept as Robbins Document 101.

    Early provenance: bookplate inside front cover with old library shelfmark: "L/16/B." At one time this was Phillipps MS 7779 and 7354 (numbers on the inside front cover).

 

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MS 53

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii ex.; ii+40 ff.; 262x198 mm; cover 267x205 mm

    ff. 1r-39v Memoria Di quello, che è passato à Roma et a Pamiers su l’affare della Regalia
        a. ff. 1r-37rMemoria Di quello, etc.
            Inc.: "Negl'affari ordinarij Monsignor di Pamiers prendera auuiso da Signori Harlas Turi Caulet ..."
           Exp.: " ... e questo e stato che m'ha fatto sempre il maggior rimorso in Roma, il vedere, che tutto cio, che si faceua, sembraua contrario all'intenzioni del Papa."
        b. ff. 38r-39vIndice de’ Capitoli

    The last chapter of the Memoria contains an alphabetical index of persons mentioned in the main text, stating their position within the Church and the parties with which they allied themselves with respect to the controversy over regalian righs.

    Binding: rough brown paper.

    The manuscript was once with the holdings of the Libraria Colonna (stamp on ff. ir, 1r, 40v); it then became part of the Phillips collection, where it was numbered as MS 6427 (Phillipps tag on spine).

Copyright ©2002 by The Regents of the University of California, The Robbins Religious and Civil Law Collection, School of Law, Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley