[Place of production not identified], 1730 or 1733.
137 leaves : paper ; 187 x 135 (170 x 120) mm bound to 193 x 160 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN) and positive (Robbins MS 132)
Commentary on Canon Law in four books. On last folio is written "Joseph Bisanus dedit finem huic libello Inst[itutionum] Cano[nicarum] anno 1733 domini (the last 3 of 1733 is written over by a "0" (i.e. zero). It seems that the original date was 1733 as the "3" is in the same ink as the rest of the numbers, and in fact is clear from the bleed-through on the verso side.
Ms. codex. Title fom title page (fol. 2r). Collation: Paper, fol 1 + 137 (contemporary foliation in top right-hand corner begins at title page (not at first folio of first quire), runs 1-67 followed by two unnumbered folia for the index, and starts again at 1 for the "Liber quartus," i.e. fol. 71); 1-8⁸ 9⁸ ( -1) 10-11¹⁰ 12⁶ 13¹⁰ 14⁶ 15¹⁰ 16⁶ 17¹² (last two leaves pastedown). Layout: Written in 25 long lines; ruled on a board; catchwords at the bottom of each page, often cropped. Script: Writte in a cursive script by one hand. Decoration: Decorated seemingly by author. Inital "C" of "Commentaria on the title page (fol. 2r) is in the form of a face blowing air; "D" in the chapter "De sacrilegio" is also formed into a face; fol. 68v (end of first 3 books) the text tapers down to a point with pen decorations surrounding it; fol. 107r doodles of knights, some heads, and a plant in a pot. Binding: Parchment over pasteboard. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 132.
RBCAG Robbins MS 132
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