103 leaves : paper ; 90 x 65 (70 x 45) mm, bound to 95 x 70 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN) and positive (Robbins MS 308)
Manuscript contains the summaria (summaries) of the decretals included in the Clementinae (the collection of decretals compiled under Clement V) and in the Liber Sextus (the canonical collection compiled under Boniface VIII). The purpose of summaria was to facilitate for practitioners the use of this massive body of material. The summaria included in this manuscript offered the prior of an abbey, in this case the abbey of St. Paul's outside the Walls (San Paolo fuori le mura), a practical, portable vademecum of canon law.
Ms. codex. Titles from headings (fol. 1r and 25r). Collation: Paper, fol. iii (modern paper) + 103 + iii (modern paper); 1-12⁸ 13 ⁸ ( -1). Watermarks close to Briquet, "Agneau pascal," no. 49 and variant no. 50 (Rome, 1535; Florence, 1511) and "Chien," no. 3646 (Rome 1515). Layout: Written in 23 long lines; frame ruled in brown ink and plummet; double bounding lines at top. Script: Written in a cursiva libraria script by one hand. Most of the text copied in red ink with rubrics in a darker shade of red ink or in brown ink; paragraph marks in brown; one and two-line high initials throughout in dark brown ink (occasionally eaten through leaving a few holes). Binding: Late 16th or early 17th century blind-stamped brown calf with a double frame composed of blind filets, central frame stamped with rosette and leaf tool at angles (rebacked and some restorations to covers; replaced paper endleaves). Origin: The manuscript appears to have been copied for the prior of the monastery of San Paolo fuori le mura (Saint Paul's outside the Walls. An ownership inscription in the scribe's hand on fol. 24v reads "Iste libellus est deputatus usui prioris sancti pauli de urbe." "Sancti pauli de urbe" refers to the famous Benedictine Abbey and Basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura in Rome, the site where Saint Paul was buried. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 308.
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 1r-24v: Summarium clementinarum "[heading] De summa trinitate et fide catholica [text] Summarium clementinorum. Fidei catholice. Titulus primus, capitulum primum. Fatetur concilium unicum Dei filium in essentia Dei eternaliter subsistentem corpus humanum ... Sepe contigit. Determinat et declarat quid significat hec verba ... Explicit summarium clementinarum. Iste libellus est deputatus usui prioris sancti pauli de urbe." Fol. 25r-101: Summarium sexti libri decretalium "[heading] Liber primus. Summarium sexti libri decretalium. De summa trinitate et fide catholica. Titulus primus, capitulum primum. Fideli ac devota professione. Spiritus sanctus eternaliter a patre et filio tamquam ab uno principio et unica spiratione procedit ... Sicut nobis. Privilegiato aliquot ut possit conferre beneficio clericorum suorum quid appellatio clericorum suorum designet ostendit." Fol. 101v-103v: ruled but blank.
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Manuscript is Italian in origin, and was likely produced in Rome based on the rare watermark of a dog in a circle (Briquet, "Chien," no. 3646 (fol. 97 and 100)) and on an ownership description in the scribe's hand stating that the book was created for use by the prior of the abbey of San Paolo fuori le mura, which is located on the via Ostiense in Rome. Modern shelfmark typed in red and black on a paper label affixed to front pastedown: MS. S.I. / .P. 12. N. 22." Written in pencil on back pastedown are two markings: "3C99V" and "S687."