198 leaves : paper ; 259 x 182 (238 x 160) mm bound to 270 x 190 mm
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 3r-4v: "[text] Illustrissimis, atque amplissimis viris ... Nicolaus Maria de Nicolais. Quoniam pluribus abhinc annis beneficentia sanctissimi Domini Nostri Pii VI ad munus substituti Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae admissus sum ... quae vel ad universum eorum Collegium, vel ad cuiusque praesidii munus spectare possint" fol. 5rv: "Index capitulorum" fol. 6r-192r: "[text] Cap. I. De Rev. Camera Apostolica. Nihil magnificentius esse potest eo elogio, quo Pius IV [a] nuncupavit Camerae Apostolicae Tribunal reliquis totius Curiae dignius et excellentius ... illudque custodiat nec quemcumque cuiuscumque gradus, et conditionis, nisi praemonito per eum Vicecamerario, seu Decano, indeque deliberate admittere, vel introducere audeat" fol. 193r-194v: "[text] Copia delle lettere Apostoliche in forma di breve spedite sopra alcuni privilegi concessi alli Illustrissimi [Monsignori?] Chierici della [Reverendissima?] Camera Apostolica" fol. 195r-197v: "[text] Chirografo d'Innocenzo Papa XIII sulle autorizazioni di Monsignor Prefetto degli archivi."
A text on the offices of the Apostolic Camera, one of which is "prefect of archives." The list of twelve men (two of whom were members of the Camera under Pius VI) on f. 3r appear to be recipients of the book . At the end of the work are a letter of Pius VII dated to 1801 and a Chirograph of Innocent XIII.
Ms. codex. Title from title page (fol. 2r). Collation: paper (watermark: a bird and mountains within a circle, not in Briquet) fol. i + 198 + fol. i ; 1² 2⁸ 3¹⁰ (+ 1 bifolium stitched in) 4⁸ (+ 1 bifoliom stitched in) 5¹⁶ 6⁸ 7¹⁶ 8⁸ 9¹⁶ 10⁸ 11¹⁶ 12⁸ 13¹⁶ 14⁸ 15¹⁶⁻² (+ 1 sexternio and one quinio stitched in). Layout: Pages are divided into two columns by folding, and text is written in the right-hand column with the left-hand column left blank for notes. There is often a strong horizontal line across the page containing footnotes which are referred to in the text by means of bracketed letters of the alphabet, i.e. [f], [hh], etc. Script: Written in a cursive script by at least 5 hands: hand 1 title page and mainly fol. 3v-56v (hand 1 originally wrote fol. 3r but new page is glued over original); hand 2 mainly fol. 57r-172r; hand 3 writes on inserted pages and notes throughout, and then fol. 172v-192r; hand 4 fol. 193r-194v; hand 5 fol. 195r-197v. Binding: Bound in paper printed with roses; leather spine with gilt decorations and leather corners. Title on spine: "Nicolai/ De Iuris/Et Priv/ Ill. Cler/ R.C.A." Shelfmarks on spine: "5335" and "CCXIV." Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 181.
Latin and Italian.
Once in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (his no. 5335).
RBCAG Robbins MS 181
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