Incipit de exceptionibus qui dicitur auctor et reus. Secundo folio: Levetur ab homine.
50 leaves : parchment ; 210 x 135 (155 x 105) mm bound to 215 x 140 mm
This is a composite ms. codex, most likely compiled and assembled for a legal practitioner. The manuscript offers its users a series of formulae extracted from various collections of Canon Law. Both sections are incomplete. The flyleaf IIr contains the text of an anonymous sermon which lacks the end. Many notes, some rubbed, throughout both sections of the manuscript. On flyleaf Iv there is a small table of contents written by a 14th century hand.
Ms. codex. Fol. 1r; title from opening rubric. Fol. 58r; title from opening rubric (added title entry for this text from IN PRINCIPIO database). Collation: Parchment, fol. ii (medieval parchment) + 50 (numbered 1-33 and 58-74); 1-3⁸ 4⁴ (lacks fol. 3-4) 5⁸ (lacks the last 3 fols.) 6⁸ 7¹² (lacks fols. 5 and 12). Horizontal catchwords on the right side of the bottom margin, on verso. Leaves signed with latin minuscule letters from "a" to "d" on recto, with lead. Layout: Fol. 1r-33v: written in two columns of 50 lines; fol. 58r-74v: written in two columns of 39 lines. Both sections below top line. Ruled in lead. Pricking sometimes visible in the upper margins. Script: Written in gothic textualis libraria script by two different scribes: the first one copied fol. 1r-33v, the second one copied fol. 58r-74r. Decoration: Penwork red and blue initials, mostly on 2 or 3 lines. Red rubrics. On fol. 58r-74v, red paragraph marks and some initials touched in red. Binding: Sheepskin over pasteboard, possibly contemporary to the manuscript. Origin: Written in Northern France, possibly Paris, in the last quarter of the 13th century. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 240.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Fol. IIr: "[text] Ecce nunc tempus acceptabile [2Cor 6, 2]. Illud verbum est beati Pauli in epistula hodierna ... et quod emitur magis diligitur//." 2. Fol. 1r-33v: "[rubr.] Ordo iudicialis ... Egidium doctorem decretorum ... [text] In nomine Domini nostri iesu Christi ego Egidius de P ... civis bononiensis doctor decretorum licet indignus ... testimonium et inimicum. Factum etc." 3. Fol. 58r-74v: "[rubr.] Incipit liber primus de exceptionibus. [text] Quidem litteris imperavit sub tali forma Gregorius ... fideiussit pro talis//."
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Inside back cover, initials "c.a.C.b." written in pencil by a 20th century hand, possibly by a former owner.