Summula circa iudicium animarum. Secundo folio: Casus est pro operibus.
[Paris?], [between 1250 and 1275]
20 leaves : parchment ; 180 x 130 (120 x 80) mm bound to 190 x 135 mm
Formatted Contents Note
Pp. 1-40: "[prologue] Quoniam ut ait Ieronymus secunda tabula post naufragium ... corrigas et emendes. [text] Quoniam inter crimina ecclesiastica symoniaca ... pervenit enim et cetera sicut//."
Two quires from the most important practical textbook of penance in the 13th century, compiled in the 1220s by the Spanish Dominican Raymond of Peñafort. It opens with the prologue followed by chapter headings for book I and the beginning of book I. This manuscript is very neat and has very few marginal notes, which means that it was not used as a textbook or a working copy.
Ms. codex. Title from printed edition; added title from fol. 1r, written by an early 15th century hand. Collation: Parchment, fol. i (modern marbled paper) + 20 + i (modern paper) + ii (modern marbled paper); 1¹² 2⁸. No catchwords and no contemporary foliation. Modern pagination in pencil, only on rectos, by a 20th century hand. Layout: Written in 2 columns, 40 lines for each column. Ruled in lead with double vertical bounding lines. Prickings in the outer and bottom margins. Script: Written in textualis libraria gothic script by two hands: first hand, pp. 1-27; second hand, pp. 28-40. Below top line. Decoration: P. 1, two red and blue 5-lines pen-flourishing initials. Many red and blue penworked initials, mostly on 2 lines, sometimes on 3. Alternating red and blue paragraph marks throughout the text. Red rubrics. Binding: Brown leather over pasteboard, 19th century. The front and back cover are blind tooled with symmetrical floral patterns, and have gilt borders. The spine is gilt tooled with six flowers and the word: "Proces" in capital letters. Blue, red and white marbled paper used as flyleaves. Origin: Written in France and possibly in Paris, between 1250 and 1275. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 277.
The manuscript has a piece of a French newspaper and a piece of a French manuscript (18th century?) inside the spine, which could mean that it was in the possession of a French family or institution: in addition, on the front cover is visible the rectangular sticker left by a bookplate. On the back flyleaf 1v, written in pencil by a 20th century hand: "? 39". On the back flyleaf iir, written in pencil by a 20th century hand: "38 MN 3."
RBCAG Robbins MS 277
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