158 leaves : paper ; 168 x 101 (135 x 82) mm bound to 175 x 112 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 00-46) and positive (Robbins MS 45)
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 1r-36r: "[Election of Adrian VI] After the death of Leo the tenth who departed this life the first of December 1521, those Princes of Italy who had formerly bene streightned, and kept under by his power ... the Cardinalls promising him that at his coming to Rome hee would make addition to this beginning and hoped in tyme to give him full contentment in this and all other his demannds [sic]." Fol. 37r-110v: "The Conclave of Pope Gregory the 14th wherin are recompted distinctly & orderly all the actions that happened in the same anno Domini 1591. A vertuous desire, in truth, and a lawdable custome it is ... but that in this issue and successe politique discourse and civile prudence had alsoe their stroake Finis." Fol. 113r-115r: "The Manner of the carriage of Pope Gregorie 14th on his death bedd of which there were divers coppies inclosed in the former letters intercepted. Our Lord the Pope, after hee had tertaine daies bene greatly troubled with his infirmities, being nowe advertised by Father Toledo of the imminent dainger of his life ... And soe all of them having reteined the Benediction of his Holynesse departed." Fol. 116r-117v: "A list of the Cardinalls of Rome taken in October Anno 1590." Fol. 118rv: "Cardinalls 1591 viz. Anno 1591."
Essays on papal elections and the College of Cardinals, in particular the election of Adrian VI (9 January 1522 to 14 September 1523) and Gregory XIV (5 December 1590 to 15 /16 October 1591) and a description of the death of the latter. A list of cardinals 1590-91 is found at the end of the text.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Collation: Paper, fol. 158 (foliation starts at first page of text (i.e. on fol. 6); fols. containing text are numbered 1-118 but there are 6 blank fols. before text begins, and 34 blank fols. after end of text); collation indiscernable due to tightness of binding. Layout: Written in 27-32 long lines. Fol. 1r-64v frame ruled in brown ink; fol. 65r-80v frame ruled in red ink. Catchwords at the end of each page. Script: Written in a neat script, possibly by three hands: the first hand has copied article 1; the second parts of article 2; the remaining text might have been copied by a third scribe or by the second using a different pen, as the ductus of the characters is slightly different from the first half of article 2. Binding: Brown leather binding over pasteboard. Small, gilt diamond pattern on fore edge of binding; front and back boards decorated with tooled border of three lines. Title on spine: "Old Manuscript," in golden letters on red label. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 45.
RBCAG Robbins MS 45
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