[Northern France], [between 1451 and 1500]
225 leaves : parchment ; 230 x 165 (160 x 110) mm bound to 240 x 170 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 99-22) and positive (Robbins MS 14)
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 1r-225v: [text] //Nam et impediunt ordinis executionem. Talia sunt tria scilicet homicidium ... non tenetur ad restitutionem. Utrum liceat furari usurario ut elemosina detur, vide ... Et sequitur capitulum de."
The quality of the parchment used for this exemplar of the famous Summa de casibus conscientiae by Bartholomew of San Concordio is quite bad, which means that this manuscript was not probably intended to be a luxury copy; nevertheless, it is not a working copy either, because it does not show any marginal note: the main text is actually pretty neat. The manuscript has some loss of folios: the entire text pertaining to letters A-D is missing, as well as a portion of the entries under letter E. The manuscript is also acephalous.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Collation: Parchment, fol. i (modern paper) + 225 + ix (modern paper); 1⁸ 2⁶ 3-5⁸ 6² 7-12⁸ 13⁶¹ 14⁶ 15-16⁸ 17¹⁰⁻² 18⁸ 1 folio detached 19² 20-21⁸ 22-23⁴ 24⁶ 25-30⁸ 31⁴¹ 32². Quire numbers written in red ink in the right side of the bottom margin, on verso. No contemporary foliation is provided. Catchwords in the middle of the bottom margin, on verso, framed in red ink. Layout: Written in 31 long lines, below top line. Very wide margins. "Notabilia" in the outer margins. Ruled in dry point; a double line of prickings is visible in the outer margin: this kind of double prickings is not the most common one. Script: Written in a tidy cursiva libraria script ("littera bastarda"), by at least two different contemporary hands. The first line of every chapter heading is written in a textualis formata script. Decoration: Large 8-line initial on fol. 53v, 138v, 164v, with pen flourishing in red and blue. Many 2 or 3-lines, with pen flourishing initials throughout the text, alternating red and blue. Alternating red and blue paragraph marks; some "lemmata" are underlined in red. Binding: Rebound in the 19th century: red grain-leather, bearing golden fillets and fleurons in the corners. Flyleaves of modern paper. Stored in a dark red box. Origin: Written in Northern France during the second half of the 15th century. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 14.
Early provenance not known. Once in the possession of Alan G. Thomas, the manuscript was acquired for the Robbins collection in 1970.
Publications About Described Materials Note
Barholomeus de Sancto Concordio, Summa Pisana edita per reuerendum patrem fratrem Bartholomeum de Pisis almi Ordinis Predicatorum, Venetijs, per Nicolaum Girardengum de Nouis, die xij mensis Maij 1481.
RBCAG Robbins MS 14
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