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THE ROBBINS COLLECTION

MANUSCRIPTS 54-80

54 - 55 - 56 - 57 - 58 - 59 - 60 - 61 - 62 - 63 - 64 - 65 - 66 - 67 - 68 - 69 - 70 - 71 - 72 - 73 - 74 - 75 - 76 - 77 - 78 - 79 - 80



 
 

MS 54

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii ex.; i+59+i ff.; 304x216 mm; cover 313x221 mm

    ff. 1r-59r <Incertus auctor,> Discorso Istorico Sopra l’origine, e progressi della Regalia
        Inc.: "Le Chiese, e i Vescovadi nelle primordij della fede d’aloro non furon dotate, che dell’oblazioni, e decime …"
        Exp.: " … ne si dubita che dalla condotta di sì Santo Pontefice, e si Pio, e veramente Christianissimo Re possino in aloro terminare queste differenze che in maggior honore, e gloria di Dio, et esaltazione della Chiesa."

    Marginal notes in the hand that has written the entire manuscript.

    Binding: vellum, with decorative gold border. A large portion of the vellum on the back cover is missing.

    The manuscript once belonged with the holdings of the Libraria Colonna (stamp on ff. 1r and 59v); it then became part of the Phillipps collection (numbers 5441 and 7325 on the inside front cover).

  

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MS 55

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii ex.; iii+207+v ff.; 266x204 mm; cover 274x209 mm

    1. ff. 1r-37r <Incertus auctor,> Sommaria informatione dell’Assemblea Straordinaria de’ Monsignori Arhchiuescoui e Vescoui

    2. ff. 40r-42r <Jean> Cerle, General Vicar of the Diocese of Pamiers, Atto di Protesto contro l’Assemblea Generale del Clero

    3. ff. 44r-45r <Incertus auctor>, <Letters>

    4. ff. 46r-49r <Jean> Cerle, General Vicar of the Diocese of Pamiers, Atto di Protesto contro l’Assemblea Provinciale di Tolosa e contro l’Assemblea generale del Clero

    5. ff. 50r-207v <Incertus auctor,> Ponderazioni sopra gli affari della chiesa che deuono essere proposti nella prossima Assemblea Generale del Clero di Francia dirette ad un Vescouo di quell’Assemblea

    Unnumbered folios; ff. 38, 39, and 43r blank. One half-sized folio inserted between ff. 57 and 58. Each article in a different hand.

    Summary of contents on f. ir: "This MSS. [sic] gives a Summary Information of the Assembly of Archbishops and Bishops of France held in Paris, with the authority of King Louis XIV; for the purpose of establising [sic] the Rights of the Gallican Church, et their Prelates, against the scandalous encroachements [sic] of the then Pope Innocent XI. The famous Bossuet Bishop of Meaux was present throughout the sittings of the Assembly. An: 1681. A valuable Italian MSS. [sic] of that epoque, beautifully written et faithfully recording most important facts of ecclesiastical History in the XVII Century." Also on the first flyleaf: "Sommaria" in pencil.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Misce. MS."

    The manuscript was once part of the Phillips collection (MS number on spine: "18778"); at some point it also resided in some other, unknown, library (round label on spine: "712").

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MS 56

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii in; iv+217+i ff.; 280x210 mm; cover 298x225 mm

    ff. 1r-217v <Curia Romana, Sacra Congregatio Immunitatis Ecclesiasticae, Registrum>

    Foliated in pencil at the Robbins Collection in 2001; ff. 50, 60, 68, 92, 164, 171 blank Marginal annotation throughout, in a hand contemporary with the copying of the manuscript.

    All documents in Italian, with the majority dated 1639, thirteen years after Urban VIII's Bull "Inscrutabile" (22 June 1626), in which the Congregatio Immunitatis was established. Concerning the application of ecclesiastical immunities and privileges in a variety of Italian cities, many of which are in the Papal States.

    Binding: vellum over cardboard, with remnants of leather thong ties; the manuscript is detached form its binding. Title on spine: "[… ]tion S<acrae> Congregationis Immnunit. Eccle;" on front cover: "LXII."

    Early provenance: Bibliotheca H. F. (1770) stamped on f. 1r. At one time the manuscript was part of the Phillipps collection (no. 5351 on spine and on f. ir).

    Bibliography: Pietro Andrea Ricci, Synopsis Decreta, et Resolvtiones Sac. Congr. Immunitatis super controuersijs Iurisdictionalibus (Praeneste: Typis Barberinis apud Antonium Ruzzolum, 1708).

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MS 57

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii in.; i+296+i ff.; 263x198 mm; cover 271x206 mm

    ff. 1r-295v <Incertus auctor,> Relazione della Corte Romana composta da un Personaggio per servizio di Sua Eccelenza Il Signor Marchese Clemente Vitelli Ambasciatore Straordinario al Sommo Pontefice Innocenzo XII per S. A. Reale il Gran Duca di Toscana
        a. ff. 2r-3r Orazio Delci, Lettera
        b. ff. 3v-38v <Incertus auctor,> Relazione della Corte Romana
        c. ff. 38v-295v <Incertus auctor,> Nota di tutti li Signori Cardinali viventi posti secondo il suo Ordine

    Foliation in ink, very likely in the hand that has copied the entire manuscript. F. 296 numbered, blank.
    All articles in Italian. Article a. is a copy of the letter (dated 13 April 1701) penned by Count Orazio Delci on his death bed. Article b. is a narration focusing on the history, structure, and organization of the Curia Romana, written for Clemente Vitelli, then Ambassador of the Grand Duke of Tuscany to the Papal Court. Article c., possibly by the same unnamed author, includes biographies of seventy cardinals.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Relazioni della Corte Romana" (gilt letters on red background). Also on spine: "M.S. VII." At one time this was Phillipps MS 5104 (label on spine).

 

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MS 58

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii ex.; iii+232+ii ff.; 189x130 mm; cover 195x137 mm

    1. ff. 1r-12v Samuel Nakiolski, Miechouia, siue Promptuerium Antiquitatum Monitorij Miechouiensis Ordinis Canonicorum Regularium Sanctissimi Sepulchri D. N. in Polonia <fragmenta intitulata Memoria Polonica>
            a. ff. 1r <Prefatio>
            b. ff. 1v-8v Responsio prima: Pro defensione Summi Pontificis circa quarteria
            c. ff. 8v-12v Ad Henricum Carolum Beaou Monuoir Marchionem Leuardini

    2. ff. 13r-23r <Incertus auctor,> De pvgna gigantvm: Discursus Politicus

    3. ff. 23v-41v <Incertus auctor,> Memorie delle Raggioni ch’ hanno obligato il Rè a pigliare l’Armi, e che deuono persuadere tutta la Christianità delle Sincere intentioni di S. M. per lo stabilimento della tranquillità publica

    4. ff. 42r-63v <Incertus auctor,> Responsio ad Manifestum retroscriptum Gallicum

    5. ff. 64r-65v Lettera dell’Amiraglio Herbert à tutti gli Officiali di Marina di Sua Maiestà Brittanica

    6. f. 65v <Vaticinium>

    7. ff. 66r-111r <Incertus auctor,> Risposta alla lettera, o uero Manifesto del Re di Francia

    8. ff. 112v-114r Innocentius XI, Letter to Louis XIV, King of France

    9. ff.114r-117r <Incertus auctor,> Copia d’una lettera scritta da un Cattolico in Amsterdam

    10. ff. 117v-118r Copia della lettera scritta dalla Regina d’Inghilterra al Re Christianissimo Ludovico XIV di francia et di Navarra al suo arrivo in francia

    11. ff. 118r-120v Estratto della sesta Lettera Pastorale del Ministro Sutieu. Avviso intorno all’emergenze del tempo

    12. ff. 120v-143v <Incertus auctor,> Ungiuste procedure della Maesta di Luigi XIV Re di Francia e di Navarra

    13. ff. 144r-145r Innocentius XI, Letter to Louis XIV, King of France

    14. ff. 145v-149r Manifesto dato fuori in Ratisbona dall’Ministro dell’Elettore di Sassonia

    15. ff. 149v-154v <Incertus auctor,> Lettera d’un Pedante Grammatico al Re di francia

    16. ff. 155r-204v <Incertus auctor,> <Letters to various Vatican officials>

    17. ff. 205r-228v <Incertus auctor,> <On the controversy over regalian rights>

    18. ff. 229r-233v <Incertus auctor,> <Circa Iurisdictionem Summi Pontificis temporalem>

    The collection appears to have been copied in several different hands, at different times; the subject of most documents is the dispute over regalian rights. Article 1 is comprised of excerpts from a book printed in Krakow (Poland) in 1634 and authored by Samuel Nakiolsky, a Doctor of Theology and a Canon Regular of the Order of the Sacred Sepulcher in Miechow (diocese of Krakow). Article 6 is the copy of a prophecy in verse found under the altar of an unnamed church of the Cistercian Order in France.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Apolog diverse MS LXXXII."

    At one thime this was Phillipps MS 6079 (label on spine).

 

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MS 59

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii med.; i+90+ii ff.; 218x150 mm; cover 224x157 mm

    ff. 1r-90v Niccolo Albergati, Cardinal Ludovisi, Nova Facultatum Maiori Penitentiario concessarum Collectio
        a. ff. 2r-3r <Prefatio>
        b. ff. 3v-4rIndex Litterarum Apostolicarum et Index Titulorum Nouae Collectionis
        c. ff. 6r-32v Pius V, Gregorius XIV, Clemens XIII, Urbanus VIII, Letterae apostolicae
        d. ff. 33r-73rTituli Nouae Collectionis
        e. ff. 74r-81rIndex facultatum
        f. ff. 82r-90vCompendium Facultatum Maioris Penitentiarij in una Collectione sub XII. Titulis Collocatorum

    Binding: vellum. Title on spine: "Facult Poenitij M.S. XLI"

    At one time the manuscript was part of the Phillipps Collection (label on spine bearing the number 7374).

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MS 60

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii; iii+212+i ff.; 260x195 mm, ff. 1-86, 89-156; 250x175 mm, ff. 87-88; 265x205 mm, ff. 157-206; cover 275x210 mm

    1. ff. 1r-86r <Incertus auctor,> Pro Principatu Laicali Consultatio

    2. ff. 87r-156r <Incertus auctor,> Responsio pro Imunitate Ecclesiastica seu libertate Ecclesiae adversus libellum quemdam, cuius titulus est Pro Principatu Laicali Consultatio

    3. ff. 157r-181r Antonius Miroballus, Antonij Miroballi Regij Consiliarij Pro Regia Ivrisdictionem Consultatio

    4. ff. 185r-190r <Curia Romana, Sacra Congregatio Immunitatis Ecclesiasticae,> Istruzione per Monsignor Segretario della Sacra Congregazione delle Immunità

    5. ff. 191r-200r <Curia Romana, Sacra Congregatio Immunitatis Ecclesiasticae,> <Decisiones, censurae, epistolae et formulae>

    6. ff. 203r-205v Innocentius XI, <Bulla Alias felicis recordationis>
        Inc.: "Innocentius Papa XI Ad futuram rei memoriam. Alias foel. record. Paulo Papae V Praedecessori nostro pro parte tuni in humanis agentis bon: me: Cosmi Medices …"
        Exp.: "… in suis litteris […] uoluerunt, nonobstare caeterisque contrarijs quibuscumquae. Datum Romae apud S. Petrum sub Anulo Piscatoris die 21 Januarij 1682 Pontificatus nostri Anno quinto."

    Ff. 88, 182-184, 200, 203-204 blank; ff. 207-208 numbered 201-202, blank; ff. 209-212 numbered 203-206. A table of contents appears on f. iir.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Miscel’o di Cose diverse MS XX."

    The manuscript was once part of the Phillipps collection (Phillips tag on spine with number 7571).

 

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MS 61

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvii; i+678+i ff.; ca. 265-280x ca. 202-207 mm; cover 288x212 mm

    ff. 1r-678r Adrian VI; Alexander VII; Clement IV, VII, VIII, IX, X; Eugenius IV; Gregory XIII, XV; Paul III, V; Pius II, IV, V; Urban VIII; Innocent X; Julius V; Leo X; Nicholas V; Sextus V, Litterae apostolicae
        <a. ff. 1’r-3’vIndex litterarum apostolicarum>
        <b. ff. 1r-678r Adrian VI et al., Gratiae, privilegia, declarationes, bullae, constitutiones et similia>

    Ff. 8-15, 22-37, 51-60, 65-68, 89-97, 142-145, 185-201, 248-257, 289-295, 386-397, 426-427, 463-464, 492-503 contain printed documents; 136 blank and/or unnumbered ff.; foliation jumps from 225 to 230; folio 388 incorrectly numbered as 387 (thus the number 387 appears on two consecutive folios).
    Document on ff. 275r-285v sealed and authenticated by Franciscus Serantonius, Apostolic Notary (f. 285v). Document on ff. 406r-410v sealed and authenticated by Fabritius […], Apostolic Notary (f. 410v).

    Binding: vellum, hardback; spine badly torn at top, missing a piece. Title on spine: "Registrum bullarum."

    At one time this manuscript was part of the Phillipps collection (Phillipps tag on spine with number 5361).

 

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MS 62

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii; xii+518 ff.; ca. 270-280x ca. 203-195 mm; cover 286x203 mm

    <Curia Romana, Secretariatus Epistolae ad Principes et Optimates, Indices Epistolarum ad Viros Principes et alios>
        1. ff. 1r-29v Giovanni Antonio Gabuzio, Index apostolicarum Pii Quinti Pontifex Maximus Epistolarum libri quinque
        2. ff. 59r-80vIndex Tomi IV et V Epistolarum Gregorii XIII ad Viros Principes et alios, anno 4 et 5
        3. ff. 105-365rIndices Tomorum VI-XII Epistolarum Urbani Papa VIII ad Viros Principes et alios, anni 1-21
        4. ff. 366r-375vIndex Epistolarum Innocentii X, anno 10
        5. ff. 378-461vIndex Tomorum I-V Epistolarum Alexandri VII, anni 1-5
        6. ff. 467r-518 Index Epistolarum Benedicti XIII ad Principes, anni 1-6

    Ff. 30-58, 81-104, 124, 165-166, 180, 246, 267-270, 304, 324, 376-377, 402-403, 417, 428-429, 462-466 blank.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Manoscritto Indici di lettere Apostoliche M.S. 10"

    Article 1 was copied from the edition by François Goubau printed in Antwerp in 1640 by Balthasar Moreti. Giovanni Antonio Gabuzio (1551-1627), mentioned in article 1, a Secretary of the Secretariatus Epistolae ad Principes et Optimates under Pope Pius V, was the author of De vita et rebus gestis Pii V Pont. Max. libri sex (Romae: Ex typographia Aloisij Zannetti, 1605).
    Monsignor Giovanni Battista Ciampoli (1590-1643), mentioned in article 3, a Florentine by birth and a protegee of Cardinal Ludovisi, was appointed Secretary of the Latin letters (Litterae latinae) when the cardinal became Pope Gregory XV after the death of Pope Paul V. Ciampoli became afterwards Secretary of the Briefs to Princes (Brevi ad Principes) under Pope Urban VIII. He was the author of several works, most of them published posthumously: Lettere di Monsignor Giovanni Ciampoli, segretario de’ brevi di Gregorio XV et Urbano VIII (Venetia: Per il Pezzana, 1676), and Prose di monsignor Giovanni Ciampoli dedicate all’eminentissimo e reuerendissimo signor Cardinal Girolamo Colonna (Roma: Nella stamperia di Manelfo Manelfi, 1649; and Venetia: Per il Pezzana, 1676).

    At one time this manuscript was part of the Phillipps collection (Phillipps tag on spine with number 5357).

    Bibliography: Pius V, Pope. Apostolicarum Pij Quinti Pontif. Max. Epistolarum libri quinque. Nunc primum in lucem editi opera & cura Francisci Goubau. Antverpiae : Ex officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1640.

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MS 63
Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xvi; ii+[4]+350+iv pp.; ca. 260x ca. 195 mm; cover 278x205 mm

    pp. 1-350 Lettere volgari diverse iscritte a M. Marco Mantoa in tre libbri divise

        <1.> pp. 1’-4’ Alli lettori
        <2.> pp. 1-350 Lettere volgari diverse, da diversi personaggii et altri iscritte, in diversi tempi, allo eccelentissimo in l’una et l’altra legge dottore, M. Marco Mantoa in tre libbri divise, <ed. Giovanni Mantova>
                <a.> pp. 1-115 <Libro primo >
                <b.> pp. 115-? <Libro secondo>
                <c.> pp. ?-343 <Libro terzo>

        <3.> pp.343-348 Tavola alphabetica di tutti coloro che in questi tre libbri si veggono et leggono haver scritto allo Eccellente Mantoa

    Right-hand margins of pp. 15, 31, 43, 73, 87, 91, 109, 119, 125, 130, 139-146, 157-160, 167-170, 185, 191-196, 199, 215, 223, 235, 261, 303-306 partly or fully cut out.

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Lettere M. Marco Mantoa."

    The manuscript is a collection of several hundred letters written to Marco Mantova Benavides (1489-1582), jurisconsult and doctor in both laws. The letters were selected from among the papers in Marco Mantova’s private archive and copied in no particular order by his nephew, Giovanni Mantova (marginal note on p. 3’: "M. Giouani suo Nipote minore"). The earliest original letters date from 1517, the latest from January 1555. The manuscript appears to have been completed on 20 February 1555 (colophon on p. 343). The final four letters (two of which are dated 1557 and 1567, respectively) were copied in a different hand on pp. 348-350, following the index of authors; according to two marginal notes in this latter hand (pp. 343 and 348, respectively), these letters were to be inserted on p. 343, after the last piece belonging in Libro terzo.
    It is possible that the manuscript (with the exception of the last four pieces) was used for the 1555 edition printed in Venice by Gabriele Giolito de’ Ferrara (seventeenth-century note on the front inside cover).
    Most of the writers are noted humanists, jurists, artists, and political and ecclesiastical figures active during the first half of the sixteenth century: among them the future Cardinal Pietro Bembo (1470-1547); Pietro Aretino (1492-1556); the poet C. Cornelio Frangipani (16th cent.), author of the play La Tragedia set to music by Claudio Merulo (1533-1604); the sculptors Alessandro Vettorio (16th cent.) and Bartolomeo Amannati (1511-1592); the Bishops of Alexandria, Chioggia, Feltre, and Trent; Cardinal Borromeo (St. Charles Borromeo, 1538-1584); the Dukes of Ferrara, Florence, and Urbino; Lucrezia d’Este; and so on.

    The manuscript was once part of the library of Walter Sneyd (his bookplate on the inside of the front cover: "Ex libris Gualteri Sneyd") of Keele Hall (Staffordshire) and probably part of lot 433 in the Sneyd sale (note in pencil on inside front cover) of 16 December 1903 in London.

    Bibliography: Ronnie H. Terpening, "Pietro Bembo and the Cardinalate: Unpublished Letters to Marco Mantova," Lettere italiane 32 (1980): 80, n. 26.

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MS 64
Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xvi ex./xvii in.; iv+414+xxiii ff.; 312x217/212 mm; cover 330x240 mm

    Ff. 1r-414r Anonymus, <Commentaria in Institutiones>

        a. ff. 1r-11rIn prooemivm
            Inc.: "Ex Justiniani Imperatoris vita, qua ex multis satis studiose Aegydius Perrinus colegisse videtur …"
            Exp.: " … Quod ut […] Jurisprudentie scopus est, ita quoque non minus [pius??] est quam[?] honorificum."

        b. ff. 11v-128rLiber I
            Inc.: "De Iustitia et Iure Titulus 1us Imperator Justinianus sequentibus .4. Institutionum libris, Juris Civilis Elementa expositurus …"
            Exp.: " …

        c. ff. 135r-262rLiber II
            Inc.: "De rerum divisione et argredo ipsarum ... Contra Platonem et alios quosdam nostri temporis …"
            Exp.: " …

        d. ff. 268r-388vLiber III
            Inc.: "De hoereditatibus quae ab iuste pacto deferuntur Titulus primus Justinianus Imperator ita mandatur Institutiones suas …"
            Exp.: " …

        e. ff. 396r-414rLiber IV
            Inc.: "De obligationibus que ex delicto nascuntur Titulus I Presens sic
            Exp.: " …

    Foliation in pencil, in a later hand. Ff. 129-134, 263-267, and 389-345 blank. Marginal notes underlined in red ink, seemingly in the hand that has copied the entire manuscript.

    Binding: paper, hardback; leather spine and corners, stamped with portraits of various saints; four ridges across spine. Title on spine: "Ivstiniani Institutiones."
The reference on f. 1r is to Vita Iustiniani Imperatoris, a compilation by Egidio Perrino (fl. 1508-1533) usually published as part of Perrino’s Commentaria in institutiones.

    Early provenance: at one time, the manuscript was in the library of Prince Lichtenstein (bookplate inside front cover), then it passed into the hands of H. P. Kraus. The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1976.

    Bibliography: Institutionum, siue, Primorum totius iurisprudentiae elementorum, libri quatuor, Dnomini Iustiniani sacratissimi principis authoritate iussuque compositi, commentariis Accursii, et multorum insuper aliorum doctorum hominum scholiis, et nouissime Cuiacii obseruationibus illustrati ... accessit ad voluminis calcem, ipsius Iustiniani imperatoris vita, ex variis auctoribus opera Aegidij Perrini ... collecta (Parisiis: apud Sebastianum Niuellium ..., 1576), and later editions.

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MS 65

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xv med./ex.; script: Gothic; 301 ff.; 225x160 mm; writing space 150x110 mm; text arranged in two columns; 40 lines per column; cover 239x163 mm

    Ff. 1ra-301vb Nicolaus de Osimo (Auximanus), Supplementum summae magistratiae seu pisanellae
        Inc.: "Quoniam summa que magistreutia seu pisanelle ulgariter [sic] nuncupatur propter eius compendiositatem …"
        Exp.: " … Quod fauente domino nostro yhesu christo excepta tabla capitulorum et abbreviaturarum et rubricarum expletum est [Tabula capitulorum] Professio Rubrica nouitius Item Religio 4o"

    Ruled in black lead. Probably copied in three different hands: (1) ff. 1r-62v; (2) f. 63r-v; (3) ff. 64r-301v. Capital letters and paragraph marks in red and blue ink. Painted lettrin on f. 1r: blue, red and green on golden ground. Marginal notes, corrections, and digits in different hands, all contemporary with the writing of the manuscript. Marginal paragraph numbers in red ink.

    Ff. 1-61 numbered in ink; ff. 62-67 and 69 unnumbered; foliation in pencil on every tenth folio starting at f. 70.

    Collation: 110 211 3-3010. Catchwords surrounded by four little crosses.

    Binding: velvety leather on wooden boards; vellum on spine extends for one third of the front and back covers; originally three clasps, now missing. Front cover nearly detached. Pastedowns probably from a fourteenth-century glossed manuscript. Notes on front pastedown in three different twentieth-century hands: "contains 286 leaves of fine vellum;" "Pisanella Summa on 286 leaves of fine vellum in double columns by an Italian scribe;" and "Robbins MS 65." Paper label on back cover (probably a sixteenth- or seventeenth-century library shelf mark): "Suplementum scriptum manu su… [legi non potest] 9ni 38. Coperta alba." Title on spine: "Manoscritto//in Pergamena//on vellum [man. altera]."
    Kept in box of natural linen with brown leather spine and two clasps. Title on spine of box: "Bartholomaeus Pisanus de Sancto Concordio//Pisanella seu Magistrutia//Manuscript//Italy 15th century." Note by B. Rosenthal dated June 1976 on front of box: "The lettering on the back of this box is incorrect. It should read: Nicolaus de Ausmo. Supplementum Summae Pisanae."
secundo folio: absolvetur

    Early provenance not known. The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection from Bernard Rosenthal in 1976.

    Bibliography: Nicolaus de Osimo, Supplementum summae magistratiae seu pisanellae (Venetiis: Franciscus de Hailbrun et Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 1474).

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MS 66

Codex membranaceous, Spain, s. xv. med.; script: Gothic; i+134+ii ff.; 237x172 mm; writing space 165x115 mm; cover 249x180 mm

    1. ff. 1r-33r Nadal Gaver, Speculum fratrum ordinis Sanctae Mariae de Mercede <sive Liber fundationis ordinis Sanctae Mariae de Mercede ac de redemptionis captivorum>
        a. ff. 1r-6rProhemium
            Inc.: "Frater Nathalis in artibus et in theologia proffessor … et sanctissimi ordinis sancte marie de mercede redemptionis captivorum magister generalis Dilecto in christo filio fratri bartholomeo ledo civitatis barchinone … Salutem in christo ihesum …
            Exp.: " … Et vale in christo ihesu domino nostro pro me orando"

        b. ff. 6r-33rSpeculum fratrum ordinis beatissime dei genitricis marie de mercede
            Inc.: "In christi nomine amen Incipit speculum fratrum ordinis … Creatorem Rerum insinuans […] deum esse creatorem …"
            Exp.: " … Et confirmata per reverendum Magistrum generalem vicessima octava eiusdem mensis silicet die apostolorum simonis et Jude Anno predicto in eodem mense"

    2. ff. 35r (1)-100r (65) Constitutiones fratrum ordinis sanctae Mariae de Merced redemptionis captivorum
            Inc.: "In nomine domini nostri … Incipiunt constitutiones … Quoniam ex precepto regule […] habere cor unum et animam unam …"
            Exp.: " … In cuius Rei testimonium sigillum nostrum presentibus duximus apponendum Datus in nostro conventu etc"

    3. ff. 100r-105r Regula beati Augustini
            Inc.: "Ante omnia fratres karissimi diligatur deus Deinde proximus quia ista hec sunt precepta principaliter nobis data …"
            Exp.: " … Caveat de futuro ut sibi debitum dimutatur et in tentationem non deducatur Amen Expliciunt regule beati Augustyni deo gratias"

    4. ff. 105v-132v Hugo de S. Victore, Expositio in Regulam beati Augustini
            Inc.: "Hec precepta que subscripta sunt Ideo regulam appellantur quia videlicet in eis nobis recte vivendi norma exprimitur"
            Exp.: " … Et quanto exterior pulcritudo diligitur tanto interior minus amatur"

    Ruled in black lead. Red and blue initials; line fillers in red and blue ink on ff. 1, 6, 11v, 21, 28v, 35, 62v, 100, and 105v. Titles rubricated. Marginal corrections in a late seventeenth-century hand (note on f. ir: "Y lo copiò fr. Franc. De Alchacoa año 1699. Corrigiendo con respeto loq. Se ha descubierto digno de Correccion." To this, a different hand has responded: "Nada debia corregir pues los originales se deben conservar como estan, y se notan los yerros en la copia.").

    Collation: 1-310 44 5-1410. Catchwords.

    Binding: brown leather over wooden boards, bearing stamps and fillets; the two original clasps are missing. Title on spine: "Statuta redemptionis captivorum de Barchinone."

    The manuscript was copied in the Barcelona convent of the Order of Merced (or Mercedarians) probably shortly after 1445, as the first article is a copy of a mid-fifteenth-century chronicle of the order by Nadal Gaver, then Master of the Order. The manuscript remained at the convent until at least 1699 and possibly later (see note on f. ir). Ff. 133v and 134r include the professions of Didacus de Lebrixa (1 March 1529), Andreas de Torquemada (5 May, no year specified), and Johannes de Vaena [?] (15 October 1513).
    Sometime in the sixteenth century the book belonged to Friar Ildefonso de Roxas (note in his hand on f. 133r, followed by a red wax seal on the verso of that folio: "He Constitutiones sunt fratris Ildefonsi de Roxas, predicatoris Ordinis nostri Regalis sanctissime Virginis Marie de Mercede Redemptionis captivorum et ita signata sunt sigillo nostri Ordinis hic infra per ipsum"). On f. ir-v, notes in Spanish regarding the history of the manuscript in two different hands; the latter includes a date of 1699.

    At one time the manuscript was part of the collection assembled by Sir Thomas Phillipps ("Sir T. P. Middle Hill," a lion rampant, and a shelf mark [3071] on inside of front cover). The manuscript then passed into the hands of Breslauer (1959-1960) and Bernard Rosenthal. It was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1976.

secundo folio: templo et

    Bibliography: James William Brodman, Ransoming Captives in Crusader Spain: The Order of Merced on the Christian-Islamic Frontier (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986), 146 n. 2 (for another manuscript including the Speculum, now in the Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragó in Barcelona) and 179 Appendix B, n. 1. For the Regula beati Augustini and the Expositio in Regulam, see the bibliography for Robbins MS 43.

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MS 67
[work in progress]

[Codex chartaceous, Greece, s. xv (?); 285x205 mm; 299x212 mm

    1. ff. 1r-24r Constantine Harmenopoulos, Epitome of Canon Law
    2. ff. 24v-25r, Constantine Harmenopoulos, De fide orthodoxa
    3. ff. 25r-27r, Constantine Harmenopoulos, De opinionibus haereticorum
    4. ff. 27r-v, Decree of Theodosius and Valentinian (Hormisdas pretorian prefect)
    5. ff. 28r-v, Mattias Blastaris, <Syntagma canonum?>, excerpta
    6. ff. 29r-30r, Andronicus Ducas, Chrysobull
    7. ff. 31r, Constantine the Great, Thepisma
    8. ff. 31v-32v, Unidentified text
    9. insert between ff. 39-40, Unidentified text

    The manuscript might have been copied at the Grand Meteoron. It was once part of the collection assembled by Frederick North, Earl of Guilford; thereafter it passed into the hands of Sir Thomas Phillipps (his MS 7223) and was sold at one of Sotheby's auctions. Acquired for the Robbins Collection from Maggs Brothers in 1976.]

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MS 68

Codex membranaceous, Spain, s. xiv; script: Gothic; i+340+i ff.; 405x272 mm; writing space 300x190 mm; text arranged in two columns; cover 421x293 mm

    ff. 1ra-340rb Henricus de Segusia Cardinalis Hostiensis, Summa aurea
        a. ff. 1ra-2ra <Prohemium>
            Inc. ["Alpha et omega Unum in essencia et trinum in personis a quo omnes legislatores pendere …" supplevi]
            Exp.: " … et sic veram unitatem et concordiam adipisci ipso in cuius nomine incepimus prestante qui in trinitate perfecta vivit et regnat deus per omnia secula seculorum"

        b. ff. 2ra-81ra <Liber primus>
            Inc.: "De summa trinitate et fide catholica Quia secundum beatum gregorium tunc fabrica robusta …"
            Exp.: " … Quis sit effectus non plene supra eodem ¶ qualiter constituatur Explicit liber primus"

        c. ff. 81ra-183vb <Liber secundus>
            Inc.: ["Incipit liber secundus Ex ore residentis in throno procedit gladius bis acutus quo instruimur rectas dare sentencias …" supplevi]
            Exp.: " … secunda vero confirmacionis et precedenti versi patet quod sit effectus confirmacionis corroborative iudicialis Explicit liber secundus"

        d. ff. 183vb-204vb <Liber tertius>
            Inc.: "Incipit liber tercius De vita et honestate clericorum Intelligite incipientes in clero quoniam si iuste iudicaveritis vos ipsos …"
            Exp.: [" … dummodo notorium sit quod talis sit argumentum supra de excep. excepcionem et ff. de postu quos pretor Explicit liber tercius" supplevi]

        e. ff. 205ra-237vb <Liber quartus>
            Inc.: ["Incipit liber quartus De sponsalibus et matrimoniis Os nunc hoc ex ossibus meis et caro de carne mea …" supplevi]
            Exp.: " … ubi nulla secundarum nupciarum fit mencio et supra eodem ¶ proximo sub ¶ ultimo in fine Explicit liber quartus deo gracias amen"

        f. ff. 238ra-340rb <Liber quintus>
            Inc.: ["Incipit liber quintus Quid sit accusacio Et quidem criminis alicuius hominis apud iudicem competentem …" supplevi]
            Exp.: " … De reliquo reposita est in corona iusticie quem reddet mihi in illa die iustus iudex Cui est honor laus et gloria per omnia secula seculorum amen […] Et idem gracias et laudes per infinita secula seculorum amen"

    Ruled in black lead; pricks to guide ruling in the upper and lower margins. First folio missing; double foliation in two different modern hands on what are now ff. 1-20; two sets of numbers after f. 152: the original ff. 164-187 (i.e., ff. 153-176 of the continuous foliation) are misbound before the original ff. 153-163 (i.e., ff. 177-187 of the continuous foliation; in addition, two gatherings that should follow after the original f. 163, several folios originally between f. 204 and f. 205, and one leaf between f. 237 and f. 238 are missing as well. Ff. 81, 132-134, 140, 149, 152, 158-159 (i.e., ff. 181-182 of the continuous foliation), and 243-244 are cut out and mended with paper.
    Titles and paragraph marks in red and blue ink; initials–some historiated–in blue, red, pink, white, and gold, prolonged in borders bearing flowers, animals, and human characters. Marginal notes, digits, and drawings in several different hands.

    Collation: 111 2-312 49 5-15121611 17-2012 2113 22-2812 298. Catchwords.

    Binding: thick wooden boards, originally bearing little stamps and fillets, restored possibly in the 19th century and covered with brown morocco leather. Front cover and back cover do not match; back has metal bosses, edge pieces, and hardware for clasps (now missing); paper flyleaves; spine in poor condition.

    The Robbins manuscript is an incomplete copy, as follows: the first part of the Prohemium (originally on folios prior to f. 1) is missing; the text begins at "divinis secularia preponentes in de reb ecclesie non alie cum laicis et de decimis ad audientiam C mandati ab anastasio …" The first paragraph in Liber secundus on f. 81 was cut out. Due to a massive loss of folios between f. 204 and f. 205, large portions towards the end of Liber tertius and the beginning of Liber quartus are gone. Similarly, as one folio is missing between f. 127 and f. 238, the beginning of Liber quintus is missing as well. After the explicit of Liber quintus, a different hand has added: "Hanc summam composuit hostiensis im millesimo iicentesimo xxxviiii …"

secundo folio: Rethorici vero

    The manuscript once belonged to the library of Cardinal Iohannes de Turrecremata (1388-1468; owner’s mark on f. 340r: "Iste liber pertinet domino Cardinali Sancti Sixti;" a different, modern hand has used pencil to mis-transcribe this text as "liber pertinet dno Cypriali Sancte"), and, perhaps, to the monastery of San Pablo in Valladolid. In the early part of the twentieth century, the manuscript was in Spain–whence it was purchased by Arthur Charles, fourth Duke of Wellington; Sir Arthur sold it at Sotheby’s (see note on front pastedown: "Purchased by the Duke of Wellington in Spain about 1906, sold by him at Sotheby’s"). At some point the manuscript was in the hands of Robert Strouse of Napa Valley, California; then it was probably sold to John Howell of John Howell Books in San Francisco. The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1976.

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 2:21-23; Henricus de Segusia, Henrici Cardinalis Hostiensis Summa aurea, interiectae recens fuere eruditae ex Summa F. Martini Abbatis I.U.D. celeberrimi, Azonis et Accursii (ut ferunt) coaetanei adnotationes accessere rerum capita adnotamentaque Nicolai Superantij, ac locupletissimus index (Lugduni : excudebat Claudius Seruanius, 1556); id., Henrici de Segusio, Cardinalis Hostiensis Summa aurea, ad vetustissimos codices summa fide diligentiaque nunc primum collata, atque ab innumeris erroribus, quibus scatebat hactenus, repurgata (Venetiis : apud Iacobum Vitalem, 1574); Thomas M. Izbicki, "The Manuscript Library of Cardinal Iohannes de Turrecremata OP," Scriptorium 35/2 (1981): 306-11; see also the bibliography for Robbins MS 8.

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MS 69

Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xv med.; script: Gothic; ii+254 ff; 319x215 mm; writing space 225x130 mm; 39-43 lines per page; cover 331x224 mm

    1. ff. 1r-203r Iustinianus, Institutiones cum glossa ordinaria Accursii
        a. ff. 1r-39vLiber primus
            Inc.: "Imperatorem maiestatem non solum armis decoratam verum eciam legibus oportet esse armatam …"
            Exp.: " … Est tamen huic [..]vator ad iundendus ut …

        b. ff. 39v-100rLiber secundus
            Inc: "Superiori libro de iure personarum exposuimus modo videamus de rebus que vel in nostro patrimonio …"
            Exp.: " … Sed quedam solemnitate eciam hic considerantur ut sint quinque testes ut diximus supra ti ii par. i ac. etc. deo gracias Explicit liber secundus Institucionum domini Iustiniani cum glosa Accursy nunc incipit liber tercius eiusdem feliciter"

        c. ff. 100v-149vLiber tertius
            Inc.: "Intestatus decedit qui aut omnino testamentum non fecit aut non iure fecit …"
            Exp.: " … Item sunt et alij modi quibus tollitur per excepcionem quod habemus infra de except. per totum ac etc. Explicit liber tercius institucionum Sacratissimi principis Iustiniani cum glosa legum glosatore Accursy Incipicit [sic] nunc feliciter liber quartus"

        d. ff. 150r-203rLiber quartus
            Inc.: "[C]um expositum sit superiore libro de obigacionibus ex contractu …"
            Exp.: " … ut ff. de publicis iudicis per totum librum usque ad librum sive titulum de appellacionibus qui sequitur etc. deo gracias 1468"

    2. ff. 203v <Anonymus, Nota de senatus consultus

    3. ff. 205r-236v Gerhardus de S. Maria, O.C., <Defensor iuris>
            Inc.: "Bone rei dare consilium et [….] vite subsidium et eterne remunerationis …"
            Exp.: " … [……………..] deo gracias

    4. ff. 242r-253v <Anonymus,> Modus legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure
            Inc.: "Quia preposterus est ordo prius humana petere subsidia ut illis deficientibus …"
            Exp.: " … [Distinctiones metrice] Hoc locus et causa tempus persona notatur//Contradicit hec per concilium monicheis"

    Ruled with black lead. Contemporary foliation ff. 1-100; modern foliation in pencil ff. 101-253; page torn out between ff. 203-4; ff. 237-241 blank. Interlinear glosses and corrections; contemporary marginal notes. Paragraph marks and titles rubricated. Catchwords.

    Collation: 1-1812 1914 2010 2114

    Binding: blind stamped dark calf over oak boards, 15th century, rebacked; stamps and fillets. Red, yellow, and green headbands. Metal corner pieces; two clasps, missing; some worm holes; hole in the outer edge of back cover; holes in the center of both front and back cover; evidence of bosses or plates. Paper flyleaves; unidentified watermark; f. iv includes and index; front pastedown includes the fragmentary text of a notarial instrument from the diocese of Halberstadt. Title on spine: "Justinian Institutes."

secundo folio: Nam per hoc

    The text of Justinian’s Institutiones was copied in 1468 (colophon on f. 203v). The manuscript once belonged to one Martinus Niitel (contemporary ex libris in red ink on end pastedown: "Martinus Niitel, baccalarius in utroque jure, est possessor hujus […])." The book was at one time in the library of Leander van Esp (his MS 192 probably inventoried in 1823), then it became part of the collection assembled by Sir Thomas Phillipps ("Phillipps MS 576" on f. iir; his stamp with lion rampant on f. iv); thereafter it successively passed into the hands of R. S. Saxton; Sotheby’s; and Maggs Brothers. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1976.

    Bibliography: For Justinian, see Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts 1:233, 235, 237, 241; Corpus iuris civilis, 3 vols. (Berolini: apud Weidmannos, 1954), 1: Institutiones, recognovit P. Krueger. For the Modus legendi abbreviaturas, see Giovanna Murano, Initia operum iuris canonici medii aevi: A shortlist of works, arranged by their incipit words, s. v. "Quia preposterus" (www.uni-leipzig.de/~jurarom/manuscr/dat/murano.htm), and Jakub T. Sawicki, "Der ´Modus legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure´ in der Breslauer Handschrift I Q 69: Ein Denkmal der populären Rechtsliteratur und der juristischen Paläographie in Polen aus dem XV. Jahrhundert," Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law 3 (1973):109-34.

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MS 70

Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xv; i+3+i ff.; 202x143 mm; cover 212x152 mm

    ff. 1r-3r Clemens VI, Bulla indulgentiae Jubileij [26 January 1343]

    Unnumbered leaves; red initials

    Binding: hardback, pink printed paper; front pastedown bears inscription: "Handschrift Deutschland ca Mitte 15.Jh."

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1976 from R. Wolfle.

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MS 71

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xv ex.; iii+39+iv ff.; script: Humanistic; 232x158 mm; writing space: 153x88 mm; cover 243x168 mm

    ff. 1r-39r Domenico dei Mangoneschi, Inspeximus of Innocent VIII’s Bulla Apostolice Sedis intuitus [27 May 1487]

    Ff. i, iv, and vii parchment; ff. ii, iii, v, and vi paper; ff. i, vii from a copy of the Liber cum glossa ordinaria, France, s. xiv. On f. 1r: painted initial in pink, yellow, green, and blue on golden ground; floral border in blue, red, green, and gold in Italian Renaissance style; two putti holding a shield bearing inscription "Ordinis servorum." Marginal notes.

    Collation: 1-310 49

    Binding: blind-stamped leather over boards, bearing fillets and stamps representing human silhouettes; one of the two leather clasps missing; spine torn at top and bottom; gilt edges.

    Domenico dei Mangoneschi was Vicar General to Rinaldo Orsini, Archbishop of Florence. The document was drafted in Florence in 1488 at the request of Giovanni Filippo de Pizleone–then prior of Santa Maria Annunziata, a Servite convent (f. 1r)–to verify papal privileges and immunities previously granted to the order. The original bull by Innocent VIII includes transcripts of the following bulls issued by former popes: Alexander IV, Devotionis tue precibus (13 May 1259) and Religionis vestre (1 April 1259); Benedict IX, Dum levamus (11 February 1304); Clement VI, Regimini universalis ecclesie (23 March 1346); Urban VII, Sacer ordo vester and Sacre religionis (both of 14 April 1380); Boniface IX, Sincere devotionis affectus and Pastoralis officii debitum (both of 13 January 1398); John XXIII, Sacer ordo vester (7 October 1412) and Super gregem dominicum (26 March 1414); and Martin V, Sedis Apostolice providentia, Sacre religionis, and Sacer ordo vestris.
    The Inspeximus was notarized on 7 May 1488 by Paolo Amerigo Grassi, ordinary judge, public notary, and chancery clerk for the Archbishop of Florence (notarial sign on f. 39v), in the presence of Domenico de Figino and Angelo de Marino, witnesses.

secundo folio: gratiarum ac virtutum

    Once in the library of St. Annunziata in Florence, the manuscript was in a Sotheby’s sale; it then passed into the hands of Bernard Rosenthal and was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1977.

    Bibliography: Bullarium Ordinis Servorum Sanctae Mariae vol. 1 (1251/2-1304), ed. Franco Andrea del Pino (Rome: Istituto storico O. S. M., 1974), 19-22 for the bullae of Alexander IV, and 131-4 for the bullae of Benedict XI; Bolle pontificie dell’archivio generale O. S. M. dal 1224 al 1414, ed. Odir J. Dias ([Rome]: Archivium generale ordinis servorum, 1969), 45 for the bulla of Clement VI; Martin V, Regola che diede Papa Martino V e confirmo Innocentio VIII a Fratelli, e le Sorelle della Compagnia de’ Servi di Santa Maria, revised Lelio Baglioni, ed. Arcangelo Giani (Firenze: apresso Giorgio Marescotti, 1591), 8-16 for the bulla "Sedis Apostolice providentia" approving the Servite Rule.

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MS 72

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xvi med.; ii+14+ii ff.; 230x152 mm; cover 232x162 mm

    1. ff. 1r-7v Francesco Alberico, Inspeximus of Julius III’s Bulla Illius qui pro Dominici [9 February 1554]

    2. ff. 8r-9v Cardinal Flavio Orsini, Inspeximus of Pius IV’s Bulla Pastoralis eterni [19 July 1563]

    3. ff. 10r-13r <Cardinal> Alessandro Riario, Inspeximus of Pius V’s Motu proprio Cum sicut accepimus [29 July 1569]

    Unnumbered folios; ff. ii, iii paper; f. 14 blank. Ruled in clear ink. Papal coats of arms on ff. 1r, 8r, and 13r.

    Binding: blind-stamped leather, hardback; two modern yellow cloth ties, one missing; clump of knotted strings at the bottom of the document, near the spine. Chain of six 5-cm links and one pronged nail attached to the cover.

    All three documents are concerned with the granting of privileges and immunities to the Society of St. Giovanni Battista Decollato in Florence. Francesco Alberico was apostolic protonotary and General Auditor for the Chamber of Causes in the Roman Curia. Articles 1 and 2 were notarized by Desiderio [legi non potest], apostolic notary (notarial sign on ff. 7r and 9v); article 3 was notarized by Fausto Piroli, apostolic notary (notarial sign on f. 12v).

secundo folio: opportuna dictus

    At one point in the twentieth century the manuscript was with the library holdings of Prince Piero Ginori Conti in Florence (his bookplate on inside front cover). It was then successively acquired by Joseph Rubinstein and Bernard Rosenthal. The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1977.

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MS 73

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv; ii+28+ii ff.; 285x202 mm; cover 292x210 mm

    ff. 1[271]r-23[293]r <Jacobus de Theramo,> Consolatio peccatorum seu Processus Belial
        Inc.: "Universis christi fidelibus atque ortodose [sic] sancte matris ecclesie fidei cultoribus … Incipit prohemium Postquam per scientie lignum duplicem mortem habuimus …"
        Exp.: " … suscitare super pastorem meum et super virum coherentem michi dixit dominus exercituum percute pastorem et dispergentur suis gregis [… legi non potest]"

    Ruled in ink; ff. 294-298 ruled, blank. This is a fragment of a once larger manuscript, of which the present folios (ff. 271-298) were numbered in ink. After the original manuscript was dismembered, the folios containing the Consolatio (ff. 1-28) were numbered in pencil at the bottom of each folio. Chapter titles and initials in red ink; rudely illuminated initial on f. 1r.

    Binding: modern, swirl-printed paper, hardback; leather spine and corners. Title on spine: "Tractatus Judiciarius MS."

    The Consolatio is attributed in this manuscript to Jacobus de Ancharano.

    The manuscript was once in the possession of W. Thornton of Harrow, possibly as a gift from Henry Drury (inscription on f. iir in a nineteenth-century hand: "Dyalogus inter Moysem et Infernalium MS chartac. Saec. 15. WThornton. Harrow. don. HDrury 1824"). It then passed into the hands of Bernard Rosenthal and was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1977.

secundo folio: [legi non potest]

    Bibliography: Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 213 (MS Boston Public Library 1544, containing a German translation of the Consolatio); Jacobus de Theramo Palladinus, Bishop of Spoleto, Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial (Augsburg: per Iohannem Schussle ciuem Aug. impressus Anno domini M.cccclxxij. Iulij vero Nonas vj); id., Reuerendi patris domini Iacobi de Theramo Compendium breue Consolatio peccatorum nuncupatum et apud nonnullos Belial vocitatum ad papam Vrbanum sextum conscriptum ([Strasbourg : Heinrich Knoblochtzer], 1484); and other editions.

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MS 74

Codex chartaceous, Poland, s. xv. ex.; i+5+i ff; 311x217 mm; cover 312x222 mm; text arranged in two columns

    1. ff. 1vb-3rb, 4ra-va Johannes <de Mergenau,> Bishop of Chelmno, Epistola
        Inc.: "In nomine Sancte et indiuidue trinitatis patris et filij et spiritui sancti Amen Cum Statuta synodalia ideo condantur …"
        Exp.: " … Ad alias nichilominus et graviores penas […] studium quod culpa execerit delinquendi"

    2. ff. 3v-[3’]r-v Nicholaus <Crapitz,> Bishop of Chelmno, Epistola
        Inc.: "Ex pontificali romano de gloria in excelsis et Ite missa est Dominica prima aduentus usque ad natiuitatem domini …"
        Exp.: " … Et in omnibus consecracionibus ecclesiarum Altarium et pontificum"

    3. f. 4va-b Stephanus <de Neydemburg,> Bishop of Chelmno, Epistola
        Inc.: "Stephanus dei gratia et apostolicem sedis prouidentiam episcopus Culmensis … volumus esse notum Quod in clericali synodo de hoc anno 1481 …"
        Exp.: " … Elevatio manuum mearum sacrificium vestris imum Kyrie … Kyrie cum iubilo"

    Red initials throughout. The unnumbered folio [3’] inserted between ff. 1 and 4 includes settings of the Gloria in excelsis Deo, Ite missa est, and Credo in unum Deum–all musical items of the Ordinary of the Mass.

    Binding: soft grey cardboard with border outlined in ink; title: "Decreta Synodus Culmensis de anno 1481."

secundo folio: Necque canant seculares

    The manuscript might have belonged in the diocesan library of Chelmno/Torun (Poland). Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1977.

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MS 75

Codex membranaceous, France, s. xiii; i+91 ff.; 197x140 mm; cover 202x143 mm; writing space 145x85 mm; text arranged in two columns (ff. 1, 10-91), three columns (f. 2r) and four columns (ff. 2v-9r)

    1.ff. 1ra-2ra Tituli decretalium

    2. ff. 2ra-9vc Tabula decretalium

    3. ff. 10ra-91vb <Henricus de Merseburg,> Summa iuris canonici in compendium redacta
        Inc.: "Fecit deus duo luminaria magna luminare maius …"
        Exp.: " … Et semper in generalibus specialia intelliguntur ff. e. e. Semper quam tum speciale derogat generali ut dictum est sub tytulus de rescriptis Expliciunt"

    Ruled in drypoint and black lead; pricks to guide ruling in the margins. Unnumbered folios. Three folios cut out between ff. 9-10; several folios missing between ff. 17-18, 57-58. Ff. 24, 46, 58 mended. Marginal notes in several hands. Red and blue initials and paragraph signs.

    Collation: 14 25 3-68 712 84 9-118 1210; quires 3-7 numbered 1-5 (Arabic numerals in the lower margin of the last folio in each quire).

    Binding: leather over wooden boars (15th century?), repaired; two clasps, missing. Title on spine: "Decret. Libr. V"

secundo folio: De magistris

    The manuscript was in one of the Christie’s sales. Bought by Maggs Brothers, it was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1977.

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MS 76

Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xvi ex.; iii+35+i ff.; 309x20 mm; cover 316x213 mm

    ff. 1r-35r Berichts Ordnüng zue Khuenberg inn denn Hofmarchen Trugenhofen unnd Bertoltzhaim

    Binding: modern, green paper, hardback.

    The manuscript is of local historical and genealogical importance for the Trugenhofen family, now extinct. A modern description appears on the front pastedown. The manuscript was compiled and copied in Eichstätt, in 1580, by one Kilian Geiger von Lewenstein (f. iiir). The first owner was Ruland von und zu Trugenhofen (family coat of arms including the initials R. V. V. Z. T. and a date of 1587, f. ir; his name and a date of 1580, f. 2r).

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1977 from Lathrop C. Harper.

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MS 77

[not on shelf]

Codex [membranaceous], Italy, s. xiv. med.; i+227+iii ff.; [text arranged in two columns]

    <ff. 1ra-225rb Monaldus Justinopolitanus, Summa iuris>
        <Inc.: "Prologus Quoniam ignota nec ignorantur …" supplevi>
        <Exp.: " … Cum hiis que ad iustitiam multos erudiunt in celesti gloria per omnis fulgeamus Amen" supplevi>

    According to this manuscript’s description in both the preliminary list of McCurry and Izbicki and the draft issue of the catalogue by Diamond and Hood,3 the text of the treatise is copied on ff. 1ra-225rb, while the material appearing on ff. 225va-226va fills a lacuna marked at the bottom of f. 64r.

    The manuscript was once in the Rosstrevor House Library in Ireland; at some point it passed into the hands of Laurence Witten and Bernard Rosenthal. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1978.

    Bibliography: see the bibliography for Robbins MS 44.

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MS 78

Codex chartaceous, France, s. xviii med.; i+734+i pp.; 220-208x163 mm; cover 233x190 mm

    pp. 1-743 <De re Janseniana>

    Pages are irregular in size and edged in red. Several sets of numbering, as the book was made from various independent fragments that were subsequently bound together. At one time f. i, now torn, included a table of contents. Several indices verborum, nominum et rerum throughout the book.

    Binding: blue paper, hardback, split at seams between covers and spine. Title on spine: "MSS ph 3542 7 De Rebus Jansenianis."

    The book was probably bound by–or at the request of–one person, the anonymous author of the handwritten portions and of the marginal annotations. It is comprised of a variety of manuscript and printed documents pertaining to the polemics regarding the Jansenist and Quesnelist movements in France; there are also commentaries regarding the liberties of the Gallican church. Most articles in French; some in Latin.
    The printed sections are excerpts from the registers of the French Parliament, decisions of the Conseil d’Etat, edicts of the French Royal Court, and decisions of the Faculty of Theology at the Sorbonne–most of which were issued during the second half of the eighteenth century. In addition, excerpts are included from the following books: Pasquier Quesnel (1643-1719), Réflexions morales, of which 101 propositions were condemned by Pope Clement XI in his bull Unigenitus (September 1713); Claude Mey (1712-1796), Apologie de tous le jugemens rendus par les tribunaux séculiers en France contre le schisme, supressed by the Parliament of Paris and condemned by Pope Benedict XIV in 1752; Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Essai sur l’homme (Amsterdam & Leipzig, 1749); Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), De l’Esprit des lois (Geneva, 1750); and René-Louis de Voyer, marquis d’Argenson (1694-1757), Histoire du droit public ecclesiastique (London, 1740).
    The manuscript sections include commentaries on the above issues; excerpts from letters by French bishops; lists of Latin names of French bishoprics; notes on the history of the French church; notes on pertinent papal bulls. Other excerpts can be identified as coming from Alexandre de Rogissart’s Les délices de l’Italie (Paris: chez Jean et Michel Guignard, 1707; with other editions printed at Leiden in 1706 and 1709, and at Amsterdam in 1743).

    At some point this was Phillipps MS 3542 (shelf mark on spine; note in pencil on f. iv: "From Phillipps MS 3542"); it then passed into the hands of Alan G. Tomas and was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1977.

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MS 79

Codex membranaceous, Belgium, s. xiii ex./xiv in.; ii+291+ii ff; script: Gothic; 279x202 mm; writing space 297x135 mm; text arranged in two columns; cover 290x223 mm

    ff. 1ra-286ra Monaldus Justinopolitanus, Summa iuris
        Inc.: "<Prologus> Quoniam ignota nec ignorabitur … Explicit prologus Incipit summa Hic primo agendum est de abbate …"
        Exp.: " … stelle in perpetuas eternitates cum hiis que ad iustitiam multos erudiunt in celesti gloria per[..]iter fulgeamus Amen Explicit Summa fratris Monaldi De ordine fratrum Minorum"

    Ruled in drypoint and black-lead. Initials on f. 1r-v filled with blue and yellow. Capital letters, paragraph marks, and line fillers in red and blue ink; chapter titles in red ink A few marginal notes. Material on ff. 286rb-288ra fills lacunae in the previous text. Cuts in the outside margin of several folios; stitched cut f. 210. Cloth place markers (one blue, two green) of a much later date.

    Collation: 110 pair quires 2-268 impair quires 3-2712 2812 298

    Binding: tan calf over boards, 18th century, bearing gilt armorial–most likely of the library at the Abbey of Parc (see below)–that was effaced when the library was sold in 1829. Title on spine: "Fratris Monaldi summa ex multis auctoritatibus compilata." Kept in brown, cloth-covered box with leather spine; title on box spine: "Monaldus Summa MS on vellum."

secundo folio: q. i. c. uno

    The manuscript belonged to one Arnoldus de Gheel from Hertogenbosch (ex libris on f. 291v: "Liber Arnodi de Gheel Busceducensis"); thereafter the book resided in the library of the Premonstratensian Abbey of Parc, near Louvain (library pressmark on back of front cover: "K IV") and was reported in 1636 as Summa fratris Monaldi, in pergameno by Abbot Jean Maes (1635-36), who compiled a list of the library’s holdings at the time; this list was then printed in Antonius Sanderus’s Bibliotheca belgica manuscripta (see bibliography). Part of the books in the library were bought by John Lee (born Fiott; 1783-1866) of Hartwell House near Aylesbury, England (his inscription on back of front cover: "I. Lee. Doctors Commons"); the manuscript was repaired for Lee in 1835 (inscription on back of front cover, probably in Lee’s hand: "repaired August 1835 No 10/93"). Unidentified shelfmarks: "126" and "No. 18" on f. 1r.

    The manuscript might have been in one of the Lee sales (Sotheby’s, 7 April 1876 or 8 November 1888). Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1978 from Bernard Rosenthal.

    Bibliography: Antonius Sanderus, Bibliotheca belgica manvscripta, sive, elenchvs vniversalis codicvm MSS. in celebrioribvs Belgii coenobijs, Ecclesijs, ac Priuatorum Hominum Bibliothecis adhuc latentium, 2 vols. (Lille: T. LeClercq, 1641-44; reprint, Farnborough, England: Gregg Press, 1969), 2:164; see also the bibliography for Robbins MS 44.

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MS 80

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv med.; iii+114+iv ff.; script: cursive Gothic; 402x280 mm; writing space 265x175 mm; text arranged in two columns; cover 419x292 mm

    ff. 1r-114r Angelus Aretinus (de Gambilionibus), <Tractatus de appelationibus>
        Inc.: "Hec rubrica continuatur hoc ordine secundum raf[aelem] visum est semper de sentenciis in Civilibus ut titulo de re iudi …"
        Exp.: " … et hic sit finis in […] appelationum laus deo eius gloriose beate Katerine beato Ieronimo patronis amen 1461 Per Angelus de Arecio M CCCC XLIII die 5 semptembris [sic]"

    Ruled with black lead. Paragraph marks in red and blue ink. Marginal notes in two different hands, one of which is the hand that has penned the index on f. iiir–presumably the hand of Lodovico Rosetti (Rusetti), one of the former owners of the codex (see below, early provenance).

    Collation: 1-1110 127. Catchwords.

    Binding: parchment from a manuscript including legal texts with glosses. Quire strengtheners in parchment; signatures on the first folios of each quire: a-110 m7. Several semi-illegible titles on front cover (the only readable one is "Angelus Aretinus de App."), possibly in the hand of Lodovico Rosetti.

    The manuscript belonged to one Baldassare Rusetto (Rosetti, Rusetti; his signature at the bottom of f. 1r: "Baldasar Ruseto") and, in 1714, to Lodovico of the same family (his signature on f. 1r: "Ludovicus Rosettus, 1714 30 aprile"). In the twentieth century the codex was in the hands of Bernard Rosenthal. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1978.

    Bibliography: Dolezalek, Verzeichniss 1, for a manuscript with the same incipit–now MS Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale 386 (the text of Angelus’s tract appears on ff. 1-118).

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