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MS 81

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv; i+235 ff.; script: cursive Gothic; 285x203 mm; writing space 210x145 mm; text arranged in two columns; cover 299x205 mm

    ff. 1r-235r Antoninus de Florentia, <Compendium summae moralis>
        Inc.: "De peccato igitur tractabitur in […] parte in […] nam in particulari tractatur in secunda parte …"
        Exp.: " … Qui autem ex incommoditarum et ex fiducia que habent in domino non recedunt non etiam male faciunt"

    Ruled with black lead; pricks to guide ruling in the margins. Initials, capital letters, paragraph marks and titles in red ink. Several chapter titles first drawn in brown ink, then overwritten with red ink in larger characters. Contemporary foliation in Roman numerals. Marginal digits. Extensive marginal notes and corrections (both marginal and interlinear) by either the scribe or the corrector, in Latin and Italian; a few examples of the latter are those appearing on ff. 34r ("li Judei e li greci errano in questo"), 93r ("nullo non po judicare se ipso"), 127r ("lo popolo judayco"), 137v ("Quod lo marito non potest aver la moglie …"), 181v ("Quod alcuno volesse intrar a la religion"), etc. Based on the spelling of certain words it can be presumed that the Italian used here is a Northern variant–perhaps the Veneto dialect: for instance, f. 40r has "quello chi cancza la moneta;" f. 174r has "como in franza …"  A different, later hand has added "Summa Antonina" at the top and bottom of f. 1r. Notes in pencil regarding authorship and title, some in Dutch, some in English appear on the front pastedown.

Collation: 1-298 303. Catchwords

    Binding: vellum. Title on spine: "Summa S. Antonini P.P."

secundo folio: est universorum

    Early provenance not known. Acquired for the Robbins Collection from Bernard Rosenthal in 1978.

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MS 82

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xv ex.; iii+236+iii ff.; script: Gothic; 136x98 mm; writing space 95x68 mm; cover 145x105 mm

    1. ff. 1r-53r Bartholomaeus de Chaimis, Interrogatorium sive confessionale
        a. f. 1r <Prohemium>
            Inc.: "Cum ars artium sit regimen animarum ex. de eta et. qua. Cum sit Et inter humana exercitia tanto sit periculosius si eo quis male fungatur quanto anime preciosiores sunt …"
            Exp.: " … 2um de panitentis [sic] solerti ad confessionem admissione 4um est de penem iniunctione et peccatorum absolutione"

        b. ff. 1r-5v Prima pars
            Inc. : "Circa primam notandum quod non sacerdos etsi possit audire peccata confitentis in articulo mortis …"
            Exp.: " … exponendo eis periculum consulendo semper quod totius est supra ab huiusmodi se abstineant"

        c. ff. 5v-8r Secunda pars
            Inc.: "Circa secundum notandum quod confessor peccatorem uenientem ad confessionem benigne dulciter et caritatiue recipere debet…"
            Exp.: " … propter quod et ipsi multam temporis amittunt et alijs sepius occasionem scandali tribuunt"

        d. ff. 8r-49r Tertia pars
            Inc.: "Circa tertium principale sciendum Quod non sufficit confessorem solum audire ea que sibi a peccatore dicuntur …"
            Exp.: " … excommunicationem incurrit extra sen. ex. cum ex eo. in clementinis"

        e. ff. 49r-53r Quarta pars
            Inc.: "Expeditis tribus huius opusculi principalibus partibus restat videndum ultimam que in duobus consistit …"
            Exp.: "… plenariam indulgentiam tibi concessam a domino papa pro ultimo articulo mortis tue In nomine patris et filij et spiritus sancti Amen Deo gratias amen"

    2. ff. 53r-119v Antoninus de Florentia, Tractatus de censuris ecclesiasticis <Summa theologica, Pars tertia: De excommunicationibus et censuris>
        a. ff. 53r-118rTractatus de censuris ecclesiasticis
            Inc.: "Excommunicatio dicitur exclusio a communione sicut autem triplex est communio fidelium …"
            Exp.: " … De penis que inferuntur a iudicibus habes etiam infra in tertia parte ti. De iudicijs Amen et gloria christo"

        b. ff. 118r-119v Tabula super Tractatus de censuris ecclesiasticis

    3. ff. 120r-121v Paulus II, Bullae [Cum omnibus iudiciis, Rome, May 1465; Cum detestabile, Rome,  December 1464; Etsi doci gregis, Rome, March 1469]; Pius II, Bulla [Auctem apostolica, Rome, December 1461]

    4. ff. 121v-153r Antoninus de Florentia, De matrimonio <Summa theologica, Pars tertia: De sponsalibus et matrimonio>
            Inc.: "Beatus es, et bene tibi erit: uxor tua sicut uitis abundans in lateribus domus tue filij tui sicut nouelle oliuarum. psal. 127 …"
            Exp.: " … et eam mittit ad consanguineos ipsius uxoris pro maiori honestate"

    5. f. 153r-v <Antoninus de Florentia,> Summula quadam de omnibus uitijs tam uirorum quam mulierum coniugatorum que sunt mortalia

    5. f. 154r Tabula super Tractatus de sponsalibus et matrimonio

    6. ff. 154v-204v <Alexander de Ariostis?> Tractatus de usuris
        a. f. 154v <Prohemium auctoris>
            Inc.: "Exegisti a me iure tuo venerabilis pater ut de us[..]arie [] casibus nonnula tibi scriptis digererem …"
            Exp.: " … Demum cuiusmodi debeat esse ista[?] satisfactio: ut ex ea salutem miseri consequantur iam uero de his dice[re?] incipiamus:"

        b. ff. 154v-203r Tractatus de usuris
            Inc.: "Usura quod est Exemplo secundum host<iensis> in su<mma> ti. de usuris ¶ .i. Usura est quodcumque solutioni rei mutuate accidit…"
            Exp.: " … De contractu locationis et conductionis et de contractu pignoris patet in summa pisa. in verbi suis et in emphiteosis in additionibus Finis"

        c. ff. 203r-204vTabula super Tractatus de usuris

    7. ff. 204v-209r Angelus de Periglis de Perusio, Tractatus de societatibus
            Inc.: "Quoniam laicorum frequens est usus in contrahendis societatibus negociandi ut unus sociorum pecuniam alter operam ponat …"
            Exp.: " … tam de iure civili quam canonico quam etiam in foro consciencie dicenda occurunt michi Angelo parigli de perusio iudicio tamen saniori semper salvo Amen"

    8. ff. 209v-232r <Incertus auctor,> Tractatus de restitutione
            Inc.: "Qveritvr cui restitutione teneatur inuentor rei alie Respondit S. B. in suo X [libro?] de religione christiana sermone 33 ar. i. ch. i …"
            Exp.: " … nisi probabiliter et rationabiliter presumatur qui melius talia per ipsum heredem poterunt expleri hec S. B. finis"

    According to the modern foliation in pencil, the codex is comprised of 234 folios. Closer inspection by Linda K. Ogden has established that the folio between f. 143 and f. 144 was left unnumbered–it is now assigned no. 143a; two consecutive folios had been numbered 225–the second is now no. 225a. Ff. 233-234 (old foliation) ruled in preparation for the copying of some text; the last tract, however, ends on f. 232r. Initials: on f. 1r–golden, filled with green on blue ground; on f. 53r–red on golden ground with green and blue touches. Capital letters and paragraph marks in red and blue ink, titles in red ink. Extensive marginal glosses on ff. 169v, 171v in a hand contemporary with the hand of the manuscript; occasional marginal notes and corrections in several (quasi-) contemporary hands.

Collation: 1-2310 246. Vertical catchwords.

    Conservation treatment and rebinding (brown goatskin) by Linda K. Ogden, August 2001. Full report of treatment kept on file. Previous (original?) binding and flyleaves now kept separately. Manuscript kept in box covered with brown bookcloth; label on box spine: "R[obbins] C[ollection] MS 82."

secundo folio: possit

    Early provenance not known, but at one point, possibly in the nineteenth century, the manuscript had a German owner (note on f. 234v: "Dieses Buch ist in L[owen?] gekauft [legi non potest]); this owner may or may not have been Karl J. Trübner of Strassburg (note on old f. ir); the book passed into the hands of Bernard Rosenthal and was then acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1978.

    Bibliography: For Bartholomaeus de Chaimis, see Bartholomaeus de Chaimis, Interogatorium siue confessionale ([Milan]: Christoforus ... Valdafer ... impressit, i474 3 kalendas Octobres [29 Sept. 1474]). For Antoninus, Bishop of Florence, see Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law 2:35, 264; Antoninus Florentinus, Summa theologica Tercia Pars (Nurenbergae : Koberger, 1486); and id., Summa theologica Partes I-IV [with additions of Franciscus Moneliensis] (Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1477-80: prima pars, 15 December 1479; secunda pars, 28 June 1480; tertia pars, 1477; quarta pars, 18 April 1480). For Angelus, see Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law 1:323, 2:213; Angelus de Periglis, Tractatus de societatibus, in Tractatus universi iuris, duce, et auspice Gregorio XIII. Pontifice Maximo in unum congesti, additis quamplurimis antea nunquam editis, hac nota designatis  XVIII. materias, XXV voluminibus comprehendes  praeter summaria singulorum tractatuum, accessere locupletissimi Indices ... ut lector materias omnes temerè ante hac sparsas, artificiosa distributione sub uno quasi adspectu positas contueri possit, 18 vols.(Venetiis: [F. Zilettus], 1584-1586), 6/1:130b-32b; [Tractatus in materia societatum] ([Siena : Henricus de Harlem, 4 July 1493]); and id., Tractatus perutilis in materia societatum tam de jure civili quam in foro conscientie, in Joannes Franciscus de Pavinis, Enchiridion tractatuum iuris utriusque subscriptos complectens tractatus cum singulorum tabulis (Impressi arte et industria Jacobi Pouchin sumptibus et expensis Francisci Regnault librarii Parisius ... anno domini M.CCCCC.xvi.xxii Martii). For the Tractatus de usuris in article 6 and MS Lucca, BCF 224 containing a copy of the tract in question attributed to Alexander de Ariostis, see Giovanna Murano, Initia operum iuris canonici medii aevi: A shortlist of works, arranged by their incipit words, s. v. "Exegisti" (www.uni-leipzig.de/~jurarom/manuscr/dat/murano.htm).

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MS 83

Codex membranaceous, England, s. xiv; 6 ff.; 237x165 mm

ff. 1r-6v Martinus Polonus, <Margarita Decreti seu Tabula Martiniana> [fragmenta]     The text contained on the six folios begins with the Preface (Inc.: "Inter alia que ad fidelium christi doctrina scripta sunt …") and continues with several titles under "A;" these are: Aaron, Abbas, Accessorium, Achab, Achor, Accolitus, Acrimonia, Actor, Accusacio, Adam, Adiutorium, Adopcio, Adventus, Adversarius, Adversitas, Adulacio, Adulterium, Advocatus, Affectus, Agatho, Alienacio, Alimenta, Altare, Amare deum, Amare proximum, Ambicio, Ambrosius, Amens, Amplexus, Anastasius, Anathema, Angelus, Anima, Antecessor, Antiquitas, Antichristus, Annulus, and Appellacio.

    The manuscript is kept in a manila folder.

    Early provenance not known. Acquired for the Robbins Collection from Bernard Rosenthal in 1978.

    Bibliography: Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law 2:268 (where the work is attributed to an incertus auctor), 300; Martinus Polonus, Margarita decreti seu tabula martiniana  ([Speyer, Petrus Drach, c.1480]); id., Margarita Decreti, seu, Tabula Martiniana edita per Fratrem Martinum Ordinis Predicatorum Domini pape penitentiarum et capelanum ([Venice : Peregrinus de Pasqualibus, Bononiensis, and Dominicus Bertochus, 2 Sept. 1486]).

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MS 84

comprised of three distinct volumes, as follows:

    A. 84:1 Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii ex.; iii+498+i pp.; 258x186 mm; cover 267x196 mm

        1. pp. 1-276 Agostino Arbusti, Tractatus de loci theologici
        2. pp. 287-498 Idem, Tractatus de Trinitatis mysterii

Pp. 277-84 and 473-8 blank.

    B. 84:3 Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii ex.; iii+540+viiii pp.; 270x190 mm; cover 276x196 mm

        1. pp. 1-135 Francesco Antonio Scoccia-Campana, Tractatus de sacramentis generatim
        2. pp. 136-223 Idem, De sacramento baptismi
        3. pp. 225-292 Idem, De sacramento confirmationis
        4. pp. 297-538 Idem, De Eucharistia

Pp. 224, 293-6 blank.

    C. 84:4 Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii ex.; iii+580+i pp.; 258x185 mm; cover 267x196 mm

        1. pp. 1-205 Francesco Antonio Scoccia-Campana, De penitentia
        2. pp. 213-295 Idem, De sacramento extremae unctionis
        3. pp. 297-361 Idem, De sacramento ordinis
        4. pp. 365-563 Idem, De Deo uno

    Pp. 206-210, 296, 362-64, 529-32, 534-48, and 564-578 blank; the text on pp. 49-52 and 64-5 in a second hand; on pp. 393-5 in a third hand; and on pp. 528, and 561-2 in a fourth hand.

    This appears to have been a four-volume set of which volume two is missing. The annotations on pp. 285-6 of volume 1, p. 539 of volume 3, and pp. 579-80 of volume 4 suggest that the three volumes contain transcriptions of revised, edited classnotes taken by Giuseppe Pietromarchi while he was a student at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome.
    The two authors represented in this manuscript, Agostino Arbusti and Francesco Antonio Scoccia-Campana, were professors–the former, of dogmatic theology, the latter, of scholastic theology–at the Pontifical University. Each tract is dated in the manuscript, as follows: Arbusti’s two writings, 1790 and 1791, respectively; Scoccia-Campana’s eight works, 1788 (De sacramentis generatim and De sacramento baptismi), 1789 (De Eucharistia), 1790 (De penitentia and De sacramento extremae unctionis), and 1791 (De sacramento ordinis and De Deo uno).

    Binding: red-and-blue printed paper, hardback, with vellum spines and corners; spine of volume 3 damaged on top. Title on spines: "Tractat Theologi." Robbins Collection call number on spine: "BX1750.A655"

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1952.

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MS 85

Codex membranaceous and chartaceous, Italy, s. xvi in.; script: Humanistic (ff. 1-18; manuscript), Gothic (ff. 21-92; printed); i+18+ii (membranaceous)+72 (chartaceous)+iii (membranaceous); 139x99 mm; cover 141x100 mm

    1. ff. 1r-18v Giorgio Prisiano, Inspeximus of apostolic letters by Leo X [13 August 1513] and Julius II [27 November 1508; 13 January 1507]

    2. ff. 21r-92v Privilegia ordinis fratrum heremitarum sancti Augustini (Papiae: per Bernardinum de Garaldis, 1506)

    Gilt initials on red, blue, and green background, ff. 1r, 2v, 6v, 8v, and 10r; papal coat of arms of Leo X, f. 1r. Engravings on ff. 21r (a1) and 54v(e2); hand-decorated initials on ff. 22r(a2) and 55r(e3). Notarial statements and notarial signs, ff. 16v-18v. Hole in lower margin of manuscript section.

    Binding: blind tooled full calf on board; two clasps, one missing; blind tooled gilt edges. Back pastedown is an abandoned version of text on f. 15r–and in the same hand. Kept in a box; title on spine of box: "Privilegia Ord. Frat. Heremit. Pavia 1506;" Robbins Collection call number on spine: "BQV 100 A83 1506 Manuscript."
    The colophon of the printed Privilegia (article 2) reads: "Expliciunt privilegia vna cum supplicationibus prefate congregationis obseruantium fratrum heremitarum sancti Augustini per magistrum Bernardinum de Garaldis impressa et per venerandum pretem fratrem Alexandrum de Tortis papiensem eiusdem congregationis ab originalibus litteris de verbo ad verbum extracta ac diligenter correcta et emendata Papie die 12 Maii 1506."
    Giorgio Prisiano, the author of the inspeximus (article 1), was Vicar General of the Bishop of Ferrara. The document was written at the request of Friar Antonio de Meliis, prior of the convent of the Augustinian Hermits at St. Andrea in Ferrara, and most probably belonged in the library of the order at the time.

secundo folio: causis tunc

    The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection possibly in 1992, from Bernard Rosenthal.

    Bibliography: Priuilegia ordinis fratrum heremitarum sancti Augustini videlicet mare magnum cum innouatione ipsius vna cvm quibusdam alijs priuilegijs et indultis ac supplicationibus concessis congregationi obseruantie lombardie nuncupate eiusdem ordinis (Papie : Per magistrum Bernardinum de Garaldis impressa, [12 May] 1506).

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MS 86

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii med.; i+202 (106 printed; 96 handwritten)+i ff.; 239x177 mm; cover 248x181 mm

    1. pp. 1-198 Mario Boeri, Syntagma concilii Tridentini ab anno 1545 usque ad annum 1563 celebrati, & romani Praesidente Sanctissimo Domino Nostro Benedicto XIII, duplici ordine alphabetico ad majorem utentium commoditatem elaboratum (Romae: Ex typographia Rocchi Barnabò, 1728)

    2. ff. 1r-79r <Curia Romana, Sacra Congregatio Concilii Tridentini,> Resolutiones emanatae ab anno 1700 ad annum 1717 inclusiue

    3. f. 81r <Idem, Resolutiones>

    4. ff. 83r-84r <Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Vita di San Paolino de Nola>

    5. f. 96r <Anonymous, Elezione del Papa Clemente XIII>

    The codex is comprised of a printed section appearing on leaves a-a6, and pp. 1-198–the latter containing the text of Mario Boeri’s Syntagma; and of a manuscript section on ff. 1r-96r, including articles 2, 3, 4, and 5. A note titled Episcopi procedunt ut Apostolicae Sedis Delegati appears on f. ir-v. Articles 1, 2, and 3 are in Latin; articles 4 and 5, in Italian. Blank folios in the manuscript section are as follows: 2v, 3, 6-7, 19-20, 22, 28, 29v, 33-34, 37-38, 46-47, 49, 53v, 54, 59-61, 62v, 65v, 66-67, 71-73, 75, 79v, 80, 81v, 82, 84v, 85-95.
    Article 2 is based on a manuscript work by Cardinal Amadori Giacomo Lanfredini (created by Clement XII on 24 March 1743, died 16 May 1741), a former Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of the Tridentine Council. Article 4 was copied from p. 583 in volume 5 of Storia litteraria d’Italia, authored by Francesco Antonio Zaccaria (1714-1795) and printed in Venice in 1753 (note at the bottom of f. 84r).

    Binding: vellum, hardback. Title on spine: "Syntagma concilii;" Robbins Collection call number on spine: gBQV12 1545 Z9 B6.

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1970.

    Bibliography: Mario Boeri, Syntagma concilii Tridentini ab anno 1545 usque ad annum 1563 celebrati, et romani Praesidente Sanctissimo Domino Nostro Benedicto XIII, duplici ordine alphabetico ad majorem utentium commoditatem elaboratum (Romae: Ex typographia Rocchi Barnabò, 1728); Canones et decreta Concilii Tridentini ex editione romana A. MDCCCXXXIV repetiti; accendunt S. Congr. Card. Conc. Trid. Interpretum Declarationes ac Resolutiones ex ipso resolutionum thesauro ... assumpto socio Friderico Schulte J. U. D., ed. Emil Ludwig Richter (Lipsiae: Typis et sumptibus Bernhardi Tauchniti, 1853): 1-486; Francescantonio Zaccaria, Storia letteraria d'Italia, 14 vols. (Venezia: Stamperia Poletti, 1752-59), 5:583.

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MS 87

Codex membranaceous, Italy, s. xv/xvi; iii+58+i ff.; script: Humanistic (ff. 1r-35v, 41r-45r, 46v-48v), fifteenth-century cursive hand (ff. 51r-56v); 239x177 mm; cover 249x185 mm; writing space 180x125 mm

    1. ff. 1r-35v Privilegia congregationis Sancte Justine ordinis Sancti Benedicti

    2. ff. 41r-46r Petrus Paulus Parisius, Inspeximus of apostolic letters by Paul III [27 March 1538]

    3. ff. 47v-49v Pius V, Motu proprio Cum alias nos

    4. ff. 51r-56v Gregorius XII, Bulla Illis que pro divini cultus [Rome, 27 June 1407]

    Ff. 36-40, 50, 56-57 ruled, blank; ff. i-iii, iv paper. Top of. f. ii cut out. At one time ff. 1-49 were numbered in the upper right-hand corner of each folio; most of the numbers have been cut off as a result of the book’s rebinding. Gilt edges. Rubrics in red ink; spaces for initials provided at the beginning of each privilege–but never filled in. Title page added at the time of the manuscript’s rebinding: "Privilegia Congregationis Ste Justinae Ordinis S. Benedicti," in an eighteenth-century hand.

    Collation: 1-510 68

    Binding: dark leather; originally two clasps, one now missing; the front cover is decorated with the image of a crucifix; the back cover–with the image of the Virgin and Child.

    The statements verifying the accuracy of the copies of papal privileges are signed by Leonardo Tassara, Apostolic and Imperial notary; and Niccolò Vitali[ani], notary of the Paduan chancery (the former, on f. 46v, includes Tassara’s notarial sign; the latter, on f. 47r, dated 1540, includes Vitali[ani]’s seal).

    secundo folio: uolumus et mandamus

    Early provenance: convent of San Pietro in Oliveto, Brescia (note on f. iv, in a modern–perhaps 18th-century–hand: "In del [sic] convento di S. Piero in Oliveto;" on f. ir, in a hand different from that on the verso of the folio, but still later than the manuscript’s hands: "manoscritto dei primi bei caratteri"). An unidentified call number on spine, on round paper label: "643." At one time, the manuscript was part of Sir Thomas Phillipps’s library (shelfmark on front pastedown: "MS 26122;" "Phillipps MS 26122" on f. 1r). It was sold at one of the Sotheby’s auctions and was acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1979, from Bernard Rosenthal.

     
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    MS 88

Codex chartaceous (ff. 3-244, 262-323, and 339-411) and membranaceous (ff. 245-261 and 324-338), Italy, s. xiv/xv; iii+412+iii ff.; 148x109/117 mm; cover160x125 mm; two columns per page, ff. 1-190, 245-261, and 324-338

    1. ff. 3ra-9vb <Vocabularium I>
        ["Alo[?]," "Alumpnus"–"C…?"]

    2. ff. 10ra-vb <Vocabularium II>
        ["Corpus" … "Abba"– ]

    3. ff. 11ra-178v a<Vocabularium III>
        ["Abba"–"Nutus"]

    4. ff. 181ra-190vb <Vocabularium IV>
        ["Formantur"–"Christianus"]

    5. ff. 191r-260r a <Petrus Johannis Olivi, Questiones XVII de perfectione evangelica>
        Inc.: "In nomine domini nostri ihesu christi incipiunt questiones de consilio euangelice pauperitatis Primo queritur an status altissime pauperitatis sit simpliciter melior omni statu divitiarum …"
        Exp.: " … ego illud abhorrere et [per viribus?] exterminare"

    6. f. 262r-v <Marian poetry>
        "has videas laudes qui sacra virgine gaudes … // … virgo regina maria"

    7. ff. 263r-318v Issac, Bishop of Nineveh, Liber de contemptu mundi
        Inc.: "<A>nima que deum diligit in solo deo quietem habet …"
        Exp.: "<Capitulum XXXVII De motu carnis> … potest utique cogitaciones refrenare potenter quia cogitaciones in fatigacionibus cessant amen"

    8. f. 319r-v <Cogitationes> [?]

    9. ff. 320r-323v <Anonymus, Ut sciant episcopi>
        Inc.: "Ut sciant episcopi secundum host.[iensis?] a quibus […] debeant …"
        Exp.: " …"

    10. ff.324ra-336ra S. Bonaventura, Legenda minor Sancti Francisci <fragmenta>
        Inc.: "De conuersscione [sic; et passim.] ipsius Lectio prima <A>pparuit gloria dei saluatoris mundi diebus istis nouisscimis [sic; et passim.] in seruo suo francissco [sic] …"
        Exp.: " … <De transitu mortis Lectio VI> … certudinaliter comperit quod ea hora qua sibi per uisionem inonotuit [sic] beatus pater ex hac vita migrauit Explicit vita beatis francisscus deo gratia"

    11. ff. 336rb-338va S. Bonaventura, Legenda Sancti Francisci <fragmenta>
        Inc.: "<Capitulum XV De canonizatione et translatione ipsius> Lectio prima Francisscus igitur servus et amicus altissicimus [sic; et passim.] Ordinis fratrorum minorum institutor et dux …"
        Exp.: " … <Capitulum XV Lectio VI> ad omnem fidei firmitatem per miracula diuine potentie comprobaretur e celo Deo gratias"

    12. ff. 339r-346r <Sermones>
        Inc.: "Erunt signa in sol et luna et stellis …"
        Exp.: " … in adventu filii eius Amen"

    13. f. 346v <Tabula questionum>
        "Primo Utrum dominum posset facere materiam sine forma …"

    14. ff. 347r-358v <Miscellanea franciscana>

    15. ff. 359r-v <Quedam propositiones de scientia>
        "Partes sciencie[?] dicemus iiiior esse … //… Sic tractat logica de […] loquela"

    16. ff. 360r-367r <Marian poetry and devotional prose>
        "Gaude virgo gloriosa … //…"

    17. ff. 368r-375v <Devotional poetry and other religious matter>
        "Al nome di dio et [sic] buono encommengare [sic] // tucte [sic] le chose [sic] che sono [?] bene ad fare…"

    18. f. 376r <>
        "Claritate manifesta // Brevitate informativa // Proprietate modificativa // Fecunditate fructificativa ..."

    19. ff. 382r-397v <Sermones>

    20. ff. 398v-410v <Anonymus, Florilegium de contemptu mundi videlicet honoris diviciarum et voluptatum, seu Flos florum>
        Inc.: "Amor meus dulcissime Jhesu Christe …"
        Exp.: " … Unde Apostolus per arma iusticie ad dextris et ad sinistris Explicit flos florum ad utilitatem hominis diligentis … Laus sit Christo Jhesu qui inter omnes flores sive rosas otinet [sic] principatum"

    There is no folio bearing the number 2. Two different sets of foliation, both recent and probably contemporary with the modern binding. Ff. 27, 53, 56-58, 78-79, 179-180, 355, 377-381, and 390 blank. Additional leaves of a smaller size are tucked in as follows: f. 65A (between f. 64 and f. 65); f. 67A (between f. f. 66 and f. 67); f. 84A (between f. 83 and f. 84); f. 161bis (also numbered as f. 162A; between f. 161 and f. 162); and f. 175A (between f. 174 and f. 175). What were once ff. 93, 100, 148, 182, 397, and 411, respectively, were torn out; their inner edges are still visible. Ff. 351, 352, 362, and 375 have completely disappeared.
    Other folios are missing as well: careful perusal of the preserved text of Saint Bonaventure’s Legenda minor Sancti Francisci (article 10 above) shows that the chapter "De stigmatibus sacris," starting on f. 335r, is incomplete: it only contains lectiones I-IV and a fragment from the beginning of Lectio V–not continued on f. 336r, which begins instead with the last part of Lectio II from the final chapter "De transitu mortis."
    The manuscript as bound now is a florilegium comprised mostly of excerpts of Franciscan lore, copied by several different scribes at different times and, probably, at different locations; there might be a difference of one hundred years between the earliest and the latest copied articles.
    The folios now numbered 1 and 412 were perhaps the original flyleaves, part of the same manuscript written in Gothic bookhand; the text on f. 1r can be identified as a fragment from St. Augustine’s In Iohannis evangelium tractatus ("Non enim deus inperfecte [sic] aliquando gaudebat …") while the fragment on f. 1v comes from St. Gregory the Great’s Homiliarum XL in evangelia libri duo, beginning "cum cuncta sacra eloquia dominicis plena sint preceptis …" and ending " … ut diligatis inuicem protinus adidit." The text on f. 412r is a fragment from the same work of St. Gregory, beginning at "in pace sancte ecclesie fieri debeat …" The last line on f. 412v (" … quia cum diligendo lucrum facere") might belong in the Liber scintillarum, attributed to an author known as Defensor Locogiacensis.
    Unlike the vocabularies in articles 1, 3, and 4, the vocabularium in article 2 is a non-alphabetically arranged checklist of words, of which the first preserved entry is "Corpus." The first complete definition is for "Abba."
    Article 7, the Liber de contemptu mundi, is frequently attributed to Isaac the Syrian; the author is, in fact, Isaac, Bishop of Nineveh (7th century)–a different writer and ecclesiastical personage. The version in this manuscript was compressed, as the last excerpt is an aggregation of Chapters XXXV ("De duabus ascensionibus in crucem") and XXXVII ("De motu carnis").
     The version, in article 10, of Saint Bonaventure’s Legenda minor Sancti Francisci is compressed as well, with the text ending at Lectio VI (here numbered IX) of the last chapter, "De transitu mortis."
    The version of Petrus Iohannes Olivi's tract Quaestiones de perfectione evangelica in article 5 begins, unlike the version in MS Vat. lat. 4986, with Quaestio 8--also found in MS Florence, Biblioteca Laurentiana 448.
    Article 14 includes copies of papal bulls, indulgences, and privileges granted to the Franciscan Order by Boniface VIII, Benedict XI, and John XXII.
    Article 17 is entirely in Italian.
    Article 20 includes two diagrams representing a tree of spiritual love and a tree of contemplative virtues on ff. 404r and 410v, respectively.

    Bound in leather, hardback; binding restored. One metal clasp with engraved plate representing the Lamb of God.

secundo folio: collaciones vocant

    At one time the manuscript belonged in the Franciscan monastery of San Bartolomeo in Foligno (inscription in black ink on back cover: "Questiones … Sancti bartholomei … prope fulginum"). Sold at one of Sotheby’s auctions. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1979 from Bernard Rosenthal.

    Bibliography: David Burr, Olivi and Franciscan Poverty, University of Pennsylvania Middle Ages Series, ed. Edward Peters (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989): 43-8 and 197-8; Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac the Syrian), Liber de contemptu mundi, in Patrologiae cursus completus series graeca, ed. Jacques-Paul Migne (Paris: Garnier, 1878-1904), 86:811-86; St. Bonaventure, Legenda Sancti Francisci, in Doctoris seraphici S. Bonaventurae S. R. E. Episcopi Cardinalis Opera omnia ... ad plurimos codices mss. emendata ... , 11 vols., ed. Aloysius Lauer (Florentia: Ad Claras Aquas, Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 1898), 8:504a-64b; id., Legenda minor Sancti Francisci, in Doctoris seraphici ... Opera omnia, 8:565a-79b.

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MS 89

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv; v+80+iii ff.; 209x159 mm; cover 213x158 mm; 22 lines per page

    1. ff. vv-3v Exemplum privilegii reverendissimi in Christo Patris et Domini Domini Popponis

    2. ff. 4r-9r Tabula statutorum venerandi capituli aqvileiensis ecclesie

    3. ff. 10r-80r Statuta venerandi Capituli Aquileiensis Ecclecsie

    Ff. 80 and viii numbered in pencil, at the bottom: 85 and 88, respectively.

    Marginal corrections; marginal notes in several later hands, some giving dates for the promulgation of specific statutes, others indicating that certain statutes have become obsolete; marginal digits. Titles, subtitles, and initials in red ink. Text underlined on several folios. Gilt-edged folii.

    Binding: blind-stamped leather with holes for straps (the latter are missing). Title on front cover, in black ink: "Statuta Reverendi Capituli Aquillensis;" title on spine, on paper label (of a later date): "Statuta [P]opponi [Pa]triar//ce." Mathematical additions in ink on back pastedown.

    The privileges, papal bulls, and statutes copied in this manuscript are representative of the history of the church–the Ecclesia Mater, Basilica Patriarcale di Santa Maria di Dio e dei Ss. Edulcora e Fortunato in Aquileia–between 1254 and 1464. The original of article 1 was written by Bertaldo, notary and scribe, in 1301; it was signed, among others named in the document, by Poppo, the patriarch of the basilica at the time. Additional commentaries regarding more recently adopted statutes, written on flyleaves in Latin and Italian, include the following years (here rearranged in proper chronological sequence): 1500, 1502, 1540, 1543, 1548, 1555, 1557, 1607, and 1609.

    Ownership note on front pastedown: "Di Giovanni Francesco di Prampiro, Can[oni]co d’Aq[ilei]a" (it is possible that Giovanni Francesco is the writer of the notes on ff. ir, 80v, and vir-viir, in addition to the table of contents found on ff. iv-iiv). Old inventory number in pencil on back pastedown: "612126 KAMP 12."

secundo folio: et ordinaui

    The manuscript was acquired for the Robbins Collection from Bernard Rosenthal in 1979.

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MS 90

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv in.; i+21+i ff.; 230x179 mm; cover 232x183 mm; script: large Gothic bookhand; 21 lines per page

    1. ff. 1r-11v Regola de’ fratelli e sorelle de’ Figli di S. Maria
        Inc.: "Questa sie la regula della fraternita delli frati delli serui de Sancta Maria ... El primo commandamento sie questo instituemo e volemo e commandemo Accio che Questo ordine si se Mantegna e se conserui de bene in meglio ..."
        Exp: "  ... e la qualle indulgentia conceda il nostro signore che ui conducha a la gloria del paradiso doue esso uiue cum el padre [col fiolo man. sec.] et cum lo spiritu sancto in secula seculorum amen"

    2. ff. 11v-17v Perdonanze della Sancta cita De roma
        Inc.: "La prima domenica de la duento [sic] la perdonanza he [sic] asancta [sic] maria mazore ..."
        Exp.: " ... Cinque pater nostre [sic] et cinque aue marie per el summo pontifico con questa oratione Amen"

    3. ff. 18v-21r Forma absolutionis imortis [sic] articulo
        Inc.: "Dominus noster ihesu christus per suam santam misericordiam et misterium nostrum te absolvat ..."
        Exp.: " ... et cum fueris imortis articulo constitutum iuxtam formam et tenore gratie apostolice ap. domino nostro Gregorio papa concesse et indulte Amen"

    Foliation in pencil, in a modern hand, at the bottom of each folio. Titles and initials in red ink. Decorated initial on f. 1r. Line-fillers in brown ink. A few marginal corrections.
    The manuscript must have been copied after 1424, as it contains an Italian translation of the rule given in a bull  dated in the seventh year of the pontificate of Martin V (1417-1431).
    On f. iv a short biographical note in a cursive hand, in Italian, on Martin V. On front pastedown, in pencil, in a modern hand: "Martinus V, Pont. Max., Italy 15th c. $ 400" and an inventory number: "312SQB1."

    Binding: limp vellum. Title on front cover: "Regola de’ Fratelli e Sorelle de’ Figli di S. Maria instituita da Martino V. Papa;" and, in a different (later) hand: "Regola dei Frati dei Servi di M[ari]a." Also on the front cover, an approximate date for the copying of the manuscript: "1417. circa."

secundo folio: apparechiato e ordinato

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1980 from Bernard Rosenthal.

    Bibliography: For a restored, Italian version of the rule by Lelio Baglioni, Vicar General of the Servite Order, see Regola che diede Papa Martino V e confirmò Innocentio VIII a Fratelli, e le Sorelle della Compagnia de’ Serui di Santa Maria ridotta d’ordine del P. Reverendissimo Maestro Lelio Baglioni … (In Firenze apresso Giorgio Marescotti, 1591), 31-93; see, also in this volume, pp. 5-16, for a printed version of Pope Martin V’s bull of 1424; see also Bullarium Ordinis Servorum Sanctae Mariae, ed. Franco Andrea del Pino (Rome: Istituto Storico O. S. M., 1974).

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MS 91

Codex chartaceous, France, s. xv in.; iii+ 128+iii ff.; 272x205 mm (200x205 mm f. 57; 272x185 f. 62; 217x205 ff. 63, 64, 69-71; 272x155 mm ff. 76, 87, 88; 220x205 mm ff. 92-94; 272x165 mm ff. 105, 113); cover 280x215 mm; writing space 165x107 mm; 28-31 lines per page

    ff. 1r-130v Honoré de Bonet (Honorat Bovet), L’Arbre des batailles
        Inc.: "La Sainte Couronne de France en laquelle auiourdhuy per l’ordonnance de Dieu regne Charles Le Sixieme …"
        Exp.: " … et produise a la sienne saincte gloire de paradis amen"

    Ff. 2-127 foliated in Roman numerals in red ink; foliation contemporary with the copying of the text. Some misfoliation occurred, as the folio following f. 76 is numbered 78, but no text is missing at this point (the catchword on f. 76v is reprised at the top of the next folio); the folio following f. 125 is numbered 127, and some text is apparently missing here.
    The beginning of the work, appearing on f. 1r-v, was recopied in a modern hand–perhaps of the 18th century. The remainder of the manuscript is copied in an early fifteenth-century hand, beginning with the words "fortes sont" at the top of f. 2r, and continuing with the chapter "Quelle chose est Bataille." The table of contents appears on ff. 127v-130v, but its heading states: "Presens tabula debet poni in principio huius libri." Ff. 65, 127 mended.
    Chapter titles and initials in red ink. Marginal notes mostly in Latin, in several different hands: one is the hand that has copied the manuscript, the other two are fifteenth-century hands as well; of these, the one using light brown ink also underlined several passages throughout the manuscript and signed on f. ivv. A nineteenth- or early twentieth-century hand has noted in pencil, in the margin of f. 127r, next to the colophon: "Scriptus 1425."

    Binding: red morocco; gilt spine; gilt edges. Title on spine: "Bonor Arbre des Bataille [sic] Manuscr. 1425."

    The text is sometimes attributed to Christine de Pisan (ca. 1364-ca. 1431; see ff. iv, viv for seller’s manuscript description); in fact, only books III and IV of Christine’s The book of fayttes of armes and of Chyualrye are based on L’Arbre de bataille.
    The colophon appearing on f. 127r states that the manuscript was copied in 1425 by Johannes de Quadrino, diocesan clerk in Poitiers ("Anno domini millesimo quadrincentesimo vicesimo quinto presens liber fuit scriptus per Johannes de Quadrino clericum diocesis lemonicensis quem dominus in eternum benedicat amen Finito libro sit laus domino ihesu christo amen Benedicamus domino deo gratias").
    At one time, the manuscript was part of the library of the Abbot of Mersan, no. 1150 in his catalogue (note on f. iiiv, in the hand of one of the later owners: "Ce manuscrit provient de la biblioth[èque] de l’Abbé de Mersan, no. 1150 de son catalogue. Il a été fait pour Charles VII VI, excepté la pr[emiè]re page qui a été recopiée"). Further down the page, a note–in all probability in the same hand–with a reference to a text published in the Mémoires de l’Académie des Inscriptions establishing the name Bonnet for the author of the work, as opposed to the (erroneously) corrected "Bonnor" appearing on on f. 1r. Another note, in the same hand, refers to Monseigneur de Roquefort’s Glossaire de la langue romaine; according to this work, there were 18 known manuscripts of the L’arbre in the Royal Library at the time. A later owner of the manuscript was the British collector Henry J. B. Clements (his bookplate on front pastedown, with eagle, shield, and the devise "Patriis Virtutibus").

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection from Alan G. Thomas.

secundo folio: fortes sont

    Bibliography: Faye and Bond, Supplement, 112, B6 (for another manuscript of the L’Arbre des batailles, now in the Library of Congress); Honoré de Bonet, L’Arbre des batailles, ed. Ernest Nys (Brussels: C. Muquardt, 1883)–the only printed, non-critical edition of this work by Bonet; Hélène Biu, "La Traduction occitane de L’Arbre des batailles d’Honorat Bovet," thesis, Université de Sorbonne, 2000; Christine de Pisan, The book of fayttes of armes and of Chyualrye, translated and printed by William Caxton, Early English Text Society Original Series 189 (London: Printed for the Early English Text Society by H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1932 [i.e., 1937]); Jean Baptiste Bonaventure de Roquefort, Glossaire de la langue romane, redigé d'après les manuscrits de la bibliothéque impériale et d'après ce qui a été imprimé de plus complet en ce genre : contenant l'étymologie et la signification des mots usités dans les XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. et XVI. siècles avec de nombreux exemples (Paris: Crapelet, 1808).
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MS 92

Codex chartaceous, England, s. xvii med.; ix+248+iv ff.; 275x170 mm; cover 282x175 mm; writing space 195x105 mm

    ff. 1r-248v A Treatise of the High Court of Star Chamber
        a. ff. 1r-2vPrologue
            Inc.: "I cannot but with admiration, reverence […] grave Judgment of the Sages of the Common Lawe of England …"
            Exp.: " … to make observation of the same, more than for his owne private use or particular practise."

        b. ff. 3r-54rBook I
            Inc.: "In this first part of this Treatise, concerning the Court of Starchamber, I will content my selfe to handle among other things …"
            Exp.: " … I shall obteyne ad summam votorum meorum, pervenisse videbor. Finis partis primis"

        c. ff. 55r-135vBook II
            Inc.: "Being in the second part of this Treatise to handle the Jurisdiction of this great high Court …"
            Exp.: " … to the discretion of the grave and Judicious Moderator of this great and honorable presence. Libri Secundi Finis"

        d. ff. 137r-248vBook III
            Inc.: "Being in the last place, to intreat of the sourse of this high Court It is fit before I make particular relation …"
            Exp.: " … cum omnia breve in memoria et in nullo errare divinum sed potins quam humanum Tract Fo. 1 Cap. 1. Finis"

    Contemporary foliation, perhaps in the same hand, but using darker ink. Ff. 54v, 136 blank. Table of contents on ff. viir-ixv.

    Binding: leather, tooled, gilt decoration on the inside covers; front cover detached; raised bands on spine, five compartments. Title on spine in gilt letters: "Treatise of Starr Chamber."

    Presented by S. P. Avery to the Grolier Club (New York City) at an unspecified date; no. 1946 in the Grolier Club’s library (bookplate on the verso of front cover); remained in the library until 1972, when it was withdrawn. Thereafter owned by Alan G. Thomas. Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1974.

    Bibliography: For a modern reprint of the London, 1792 edition, see William Hudson, A treatise of the Court of Star Chamber by William Hudson, as taken from Collectanea juridica, consisting of tracts relative to the law and constitution of England, volume the second, ed. Francis Hargrave; with introduction by Thomas G. Barnes (Birmingham, Ala.: Legal Classics Library, 1986).

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MS 93

Codex chartaceous, Germany, s. xix in.; i+127+v ff.; 210x164 mm; cover 216x175 mm

    ff. 1r-127r Johan Melchior Kemper, Dictata de jure naturae

    The manuscript contains a transcription of lecture notes taken on dictation during the academic year 1818-1819 (title page, i.e., f. 1r: "Dictata V[iri] Cl[arissimi] J. M. Kemper de Jure Naturae 1818-1819"), with a table of contents appearing on ff. 125r-126r.
    The main text was copied on the recto of each folio, with additional notes and corrections appearing on facing pages (i.e., the verso of the preceding folio)–all in the same hand. Foliation contemporary with the writing of the manuscript, in the same hand.

    Binding: cardboard covered with brown paper; leather spine; gilt bands. Title on spine in gilt letters on red background: "J. M. Kemper Dictata de jure naturae."

    Johan Melchior Kemper (1776-1824) was a lawyer with a doctoral degree from the University of Leyden, who held professorships in civil, natural, and public law, and the political history of Europe at Harderwijk, Amsterdam, and Leyden universities. Of note among his juridical activities was his participation in the drafting of a Civil Code. A large number of his lecture notes is preserved in the Leyden University Library.

    The book was a gift to the University of California Library from Mrs. James L. de Fremery (records of the Society of California Pioneers show that one James de Fremery arrived in California on 1 December 1849; according to the San Francisco Directory of 1852, one [the same?] James de Fremery was consul for Mecklenburg and lived at 168 Sansome in San Francisco; a James L. de Fremery graduated in 1882 with a Ph.B. Ch. from the University of California at Berkeley). The inside of the front cover bears a UC Law Library stamp and a bookplate with an old shelfmark, f 290 K32; same mark on white label on spine, now peeling off. Two different inventory numbers: the first, on f. 127r, is L38252; the second, on the inside of the back cover, is 235887.

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MS 94

Codex chartaceous, France, s. xviii med.; i+68+i ff.; 58x190 mm; cover 279x205 mm

    ff. 1r-67v Anonymus, Commentaria super decretum Gratiani
        a. ff. 1r-11rPrefatio
            Inc.: "Juris Canonici Studium [….] caeteris orbis Academiia floruit haec Parisiensis Schola, quantae sit utilitates …"
            Exp.: " … nusquam abiis, quo quo temporum infortunio, avelli valiant. finis praefationis."

        b. ff. 13r-67vCommentaria
            Inc.: "Ex his quae exposuimus id omnino sequitur vero […] praedicatores divini verbi …"
            Exp.: " … et huic cohaerente materiam excommunicationis nunquam aba nimis vestris lucidant Valete."

    Foliation in pencil. F. 12 blank, uncut. One small leaf, unnumbered, bearing additional text inserted between ff. 15 and 16. Most interlinear corrections and abundant marginal notes in the hand that has copied the entire manuscript; some corrections in pencil, perhaps in the hand that has foliated the manuscript.

    Binding: green paper over cardboard. Spine torn. Old shelfmark on spine: 3541/37. Title on spine: "In Decretum Gratiani." Conservation treatment by Linda Ogden in progress.

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1980 from H. P. Kraus.

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MS 95

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xv. ex.; i+50+i ff.; 322x224 mm; writing space 255x115 mm

    ff. 1r-50v Examinationes testium in causa domine Belline de Fontana

    Foliation in the hand that has copied the entire manuscript. Marginal notes and digits in several different hands, all possibly contemporary with the writing of the manuscript. The preserved portion of the text is incomplete, as examination of the index of witnesses appearing on f. ir shows that the original manuscript was comprised of at least 93 folios containing depositions by twenty six witnesses.
    The text is a mixture of Latin and the occasional Italian phrase. The examination took place in Mantua in 1482 (f. 1r-v, passim.), but the scribe, the notary Franciscus Curionus, was a citizen of Ferrara, and so were several others–lawyers and notaries–present at the examination and enumerated in the text proper. Index of witnesses on f. ir
    Ff. i, ii were added after the text was completed and are of a different type of paper; they have suffered worse damage (including water damage) than the rest of the preserved manuscript. Ff. 1-50 are sewn together with a piece of string.

    The manuscript is unbound, kept in a manila folder. Title on folder: "Robbins Ms. No. 95."

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1980 from H. P. Kraus.

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MS 96

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii med.; vi+111+15 ff.; 241x172 mm; cover 244x182 mm

    ff. 1r-111r Giulio Cesare Becelli, In libros IV Institutionum Imperatoris Iustiniani Explicationes Verborum et Rerum
        Inc.: "Imperatori rite ac veste rempublicam moderaturo, non arma modo, verum etiam legum praesidij …"
            Exp.: " … Durante controversia impenditur administratio, morte tollitis inquisitio ut paratis defuncti."

    Unnumbered folios; catchwords. F. ivr is the title page. Marginal annotations–some in Greek–in the hand that has copied the manuscript.

    Binding: dark leather with gilt decorations on front and back; five raised bands on spine; title on spine: "Iustin. Inst." Red-edged paper label on spine with old shelfmark: "Mss. 292k B389."
    The author of the work is most likely Giulio Cesare Becelli (1683-1750), a Jesuit (who later left the order), noted Veronese humanist, and the author of several works of literary criticism (Della novella poesia, cioè, Del vero genere e particolari bellezze della poesia italiana, libri tre [In Verona: Per Dionigi Ramnzini, 1732]; Esame della retorica antica e uso della moderna, libri VII [Verona, 1735]). Becelli wrote a book on librarianship (De biblioteca instituenda ac ordinanda liber [Veronae, apud J. A. Tumermanum, 1747]), published translations of Herodotus (Le nove muse: istoria delle imprese de’Greci e de’ barbari, volgarizzata da Giulio Cesare Becelli), and authored a poem (Il Gonnella), a tragedy (Oreste), and several comedies.

    The manuscript was a gift of Phoebe Hearst to UC Berkeley Library (note on front pastedown).

    Bibliography: Dizionario enciclopedico della letteratura italiana, 6 vols. (Bari: Laterza, 1966), 1:298.

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MS 97

[not on shelf]

William Blackstone, Select Poems and Translations

    A microfilmed copy (by the Library Photographic Services at UC [Berkeley], possibly in 1956), is on file. The original was comprised of ii+77+vi folios, and dated 1736-44.5

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MS 98

Codex chartaceous, Italy, s. xviii; iii+386+viii ff.; 200x130 mm; cover 200x131 mm

    1. ff. 1r-356r <Curia Romana, Sacra Congregatio Concilii Tridentini,> Declarationes Sacri Concilij Tridentini
        Inc.: "In Bulla Pij 4. Confirmationis Concilij in illis verbis […] omnino interpretationis genus propter ista verba …"
        Exp.: " … Episcopo leodiensis qui quisiuit, an publicatio Conc. Trid. facta in vrbe liget leodiensis ubi nec Eodie per Capitulum publicatum fuit Rt. Congregatio ligare."

    2. ff. 359r-386v <Anonymous,> Compendium Sacri Concilij Tridentini
        Inc.: "Sessio Prima 2a et 3a La prima 2a et 3a Sessione dispongono gli animi a […] riligiosamente et recitare il Credo …"
        Exp.: " …Fu confirmato questo Concilio da Papa Pio 4o nell’anno 1564"

    Unnumbered folios; ff. 15, 110, 134, 149, 204, 232, 236, 247, 263, 270, 275, 283, 286, 288, 296, 303, 319, 327, 341, 353, 357, 358 blank. On f. ir: "Manzio de T[legi non potest]," perhaps an ownership mark; still on the same folio, a monogram: "AS."

    Binding: limp vellum, deteriorated; remains of leather tiles. Title on spine: "Declarationes Conc;" old library stamp bearing the initials "AS" on spine.

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1980, possibly from Bernard Rosenthal.

    Bibliography: Collectio declarationum Sacrae Congregationis Cardinalium Sacri Concilii Tridentini Interpretum, ed. Giovanni Zamboni. 4 vols. Arras: Rousseau-Leroy, 1860-68.
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MS 99

Codex membranaceous, England, s. xiii. ex.; i+130 ff.; 180x135 mm; cover 193x140 mm; text arranged in two columns; 44 lines per column; writing space 125x80 mm

    1. ff. 1r-115v Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de poenitentia
        a. <Prologus>
            Inc.: "Quoniam ut ait ieronimus Secunda post naufragium tabula est semper confiteri ne imperitia ministrantis predictam tabulam mergi contingat aliqum naufragantes ..."
            Exp.: " … a me preter propositum cogitans inserta caritate fraterna corupias et emendas"

        b. <Summa de poenitentia>
            Inc.: "De symonia Ne prelati vices suas sub annuo censu concedanti … Quoniam
inter crimina ecclesiastica symoniaca heresis optinet primum locum …"
            Exp.: " … quod habet specialiter locum in luxuria et gula Contra hoc dicitur computuerunt iumenta in stercore suo"

    2. ff. 116r-130v Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de matrimonio
            Inc.: "contrahantur sponsalia aut ambo minores scilicet infra xii. aut xiiii. annum et supra septennium … "
            Exp.: " … si tamen vir egisset penitentiam et uxor monita nollet agere penitentiam sed perseveraret in ad<dulterio>"

    The text of the Summa de matrimonio begins imperfectly at Title I.6, "De effectu sponsalium," and ends abruptly in the middle of Title XXII.5, "De divortio propter fornicationem," of the Summa de matrimonio (here identified as Book IV of the Summa de poenitentia); the remaining portion of the treatise is lost.

    Ruled in black lead. Unnumbered folios, a few of them (13, 51, 55, 99) mended with great care. One folio missing in the fifth sexternion, between ff. 52-53; another missing in the tenth sexternion, between ff. 115-116. At least one full quire missing in the end. Marginal corrections and additions/commentaries in two different hands: one is contemporary with the copying of the manuscript; the other is a slightly later one, possibly from the early fifteenth century, using mostly the upper or lower corner of the page. Illuminated initials at the beginning of each book; chapter initials and paragraph signs in red and blue ink; line fillers in red, blue, and light green ink.

    Collation: 1-412 511 6-912 1011 1112.

    The front pastedown and flyleaf are from a 14th- or 15th-century missal; the back pastedown contains medieval monophonic Nativity carols–probably of the 15th century. The preserved portion reads as follows: " … format ave evo verso nomine//Consequenter iuxta pactum/ ad est verbum caro factum/ semper tamen est intactum/ puellare gremium//Parem paciens ignorat/et quam homo non deflorat/non torquetur nec lancorat/quando parit filium//Signum audis novitatis/crede solum et est statis/non est tue facultatis/solvere corigiam//Grande signum et insigne/est in rubo et in igne/non appariet in digne/calciatur quispiam//Virgo sicca sine rore/nove ritu nove more/fructum proti[?] cum flore/sic et virgo peperit//Benedictus talis fructus/fructus gaudii not luctus[?]/non erit adam seductus/si de hoc gustaverit//hec nsoter ihesu bonus/pie matris pium onus/cuius est in celo tronus/nascitur in stabulo//Qui sic est pro nobis natus/nostros deleat reatus/quia noster incolatus/"

    Binding by Nicholas Spierinck (leather stamped with animal rolls and his sign; metal clasps missing). Nicholas was from Lille and later moved to Cambridge, where he died in 1554; he ceased working as a bookbinder in 1533.

    The book might have been in Wales at some point (on front cover: "Bersham," in an early 15th-century hand).

    The manuscript was once part of the library of Lord Tollemache at Helmingham Hall, supposedly acquired shortly before or after 1600 by Sir Lionel.6 On f. 1v, "Summula Raimundi" and "Raimundus" in a 17th-century cursive hand.

    Sale dates:7 Sothebys, 14 June 1965, lot 7 to Vatchell; Sotheby’s, 10 July 1972, lot 21 to A. G. Thomas.

    Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1992 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

secundo folio: [hone]stum

    Bibliography: S. Raimundus de Pennaforte, Summa de paenitentia, ed. Xaverio Ochoa and Aloisio Diez, in Universa Bibliotheca Iuris 1/B (Rome: Commentarium pro religiosis, 1976); ibid., Summa de matrimonio, ed. Xaverio Ochoa and Aloisio Diez, in Universa Bibliotheca Iuris 1/C (Rome: Commentarium pro religiosis, 1978); Alfred J. Horwood, "Helmingham Hall: the Seat, in Suffolk, of John Tollemache, esq., M. P: Report of Manuscripts in the Library of Helmingham Hall," in Great Britain Historical Manuscript Commission. First Report. Appendix (London, [n.p.], 1870), 60-61; Thomas Kaepelli, Scriptores Ordinis Praedicatorum Medii Aevi, vols. 1-3 (Romae ad S. Sabinae: 1970-1980), 3: 285; Stephan Kuttner, "Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Summa de casibus poenitentiae des hl. Raymund von Penyafort." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Kanonistische Abteilung 39 (1953): 419-34; Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of Highly Important Manuscripts and Printed Books from the Library at Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, the Property of the Rt. Hon. Lord Tollemache … Which Will be Sold at Auction … Tuesday, June 6th, 1961. [London, 1961]; and ibid., Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts and Valuable Printed Books from the Library of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, the Property of the Rt. Hon. Lord Tollemache … Which Will be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Sotheby & Co., 14th June, 1965 [London, 1965].

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MS 100

Codex membranaceous, France, s. xiii ex., Germany s. xiv in.; script: Gothic; 512+i ff.; 207x135 mm; cover 215x140 mm; writing space: 100x65 mm main text; 184x120 mm glosses; text arranged in two columns; 29 lines per page main text; variable number of lines per page glosses

    1. ff. 1r-498r a. Gregorius IX, Decretales
        <a.1. Prologus>
            Inc.: "Gregorius Episcopus servus servorum Dei dilectis filiis doctoribus et scholaribus universis parisinis commorantibus salutem et apostolicam benedictionem Rex pacificus pia miseratione disposuit …"
            Exp.: " … ne quis presumat aliam facere absque auctoritate sedis apostolice"

        <a.2. Decretales>
            Inc.: "De summa trinitate et fide catholica Innocentius iiius in consilio generali Firmiter credimus et simpliciter confitemur quod unus solus est verus deus …"
            Exp.: " … Lucius iiius Indignum est et absurdum et a romane ecclesie consuetudine alienum ut pro spiritualibus facere quis homagium compellatur"

        <b.> Bernardus de Botone Parmensis, Glossa ordinaria in Decretales
        <c.> <ff. 496r-498r> Tabula titulorum Decretalium

    2. ff. 499r-511v a. Innocentius IV, <Constitutiones [Novellae Collectio I+II] >

        <a.1.Prologus>
            Inc.: "Innocencius episcopus servus servorum dei dilectis doctoribus et scolaribus parisinis … Cum nuper in consilio lugduniense quasdam constituciones …"
            Exp.: " … prout super quibus earum exprimitur inseri facientes"

        <a.2.Constitutiones>
            Inc.: "De rescriptis Innocencius episcopus rursus in concilio lugduniense Cum in multis iuris articulis infinitas reprobatur proinde duximus statuendum …"
            Exp.: " … distinguimus inferi facientes huiusmodi uero diffinita sunt hec"

        <b.> Bernardus Raimundi, Glossa ordinaria

    Unnumbered folios, with the exception of those marking the beginning of each quire–on these, the foliation is in pencil, in a modern hand, appearing at the bottom of the folio. F. 513 ruled, blank. Lettrins with portraits of Pope Gregory IX, Pope Innocent III, Pope Felix (IV?) and others at the beginning of each book of the Decretales. Chapter initials, paragraph signs and line fillers (some decorated with grotesque animals) in red and blue ink. Marginal notes and corrections for the Decretales in several different hands.
    Glosses start on the verso of the title page, which is numbered f. 1; the text of the Decretales starts on f. 2r. Article 2 includes the constitutions of Innocent IV following the decisions of the First Council of Lyons (1245); for a printed edition of the latter, see bibliography below.

    Collation: 120 2-424 520 624 720 821 916 1020 11-1224 1320 14-2224 231 2416. Catchwords.

    Binding: after 1540; tooled leather (fleurs-de-lys, fleurets) over wooden boards; two metal clasps; six raised bands on spine. Kept in a box with the following title on spine: "Gregorius IX Decretales MS saec. XIII."

    At an unspecified date the first part of the book, containing the Decretales, was given to Henricus, vicar of Bremen (f. 498r: "hec decretales deditur domino Henrico de [..] vicario in ecclesia Bremensis"). After the second section was added and the book received its present binding, another possible owner was one Andreas, whose mark appears on the back pastedown: "Andreas [..]wal anno domini 1540;" the same hand has written "Ama Deum p[..] omnibus," "Quicquid agis prudenter agis," "Deus facit s[..] oriri super bonos et males," and other exhortations, immediately preceding or following the owner’s name. Either before or after Andreas wrote his name, but certainly after the two sections were bound together, the book belonged to the Premonstratensian Abbey of SS. Mary, Potentinus, Felicius and Simplicianus in Steinfeld, formerly in the diocese of Cologne, now Aachen (f. 1r: "Liber ecclesie Sancte dei genitricis marie sanctique Potentini in Steynuelt;" shelfmark: "Liber 278 N 24").
    At some point in more recent times the manuscript was part of the collection of Rolf Günther, his no. 77 (his bookplate on front pastedown: "Sammlung Rolf Günther"). Acquired for the Robbins Collection in 1980 from Lawrence Witten.

secundo folio: Gregorius

    Bibliography: For Gregory IX, see the bibliography for Robbins MS 5 and Robbins MS 6. For Innocent IV, see Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law 1:179; Acta conciliorum et epistolae decretales, ac constitutiones summorum pontificum, 11 vols. (Parisiis: Ex typographia regia, 1714-15), 7: col. 386-395; and Hans Wolter and Henri Holstein, Lyon I y Lyon II, transl. Luis Mendiguchia, Historia de los concilios ecumenicos 7 (Vitoria, Spain: Editorial ESET, 1979). For Bernardus, see André Gouron, "A Note on Bernardus Raimundi Maioricensis," Traditio 25 (1969): 518. For SS. Mary et al. in Steinfeld, see  Norbert Backmund, Monasticon praemonstratense, id est Historia circariarum atque canoniarum candidi et canonici ordinis praemostratensis, 2d ed. (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 1983): 251-56.

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