295 leaves : parchment ; 155 x 110 (95 x 58) mm bound to 158 x 115 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 99-18) and positive (Robbins MS 9)
Raymond of Peñaforte's Summa de poenitentia and Summa de matrimonio. On the verso of fol. ii reads: "Summa de casibus" in a fourteenth-century hand; "Summa de casibus conscientiae" and "13e s. comp.[osé] par R. des frères V ... rs" in an eighteenth- or nineteenth-century hand.
Ms. codex. Title from opening and closing rubrics (fol. 261v, 262r & 295v). Collation: Parchment, fol. ii (2nd flyleaf incorrectly numbered as fol. 1) + 295 + i (incorrecly numbered as 297); 1¹⁰ 2-6¹² 7 ¹²⁽⁻¹⁾ 8-24¹² 25¹⁰; catchwords sometimes visible, often cropped; roman numeral signatures added in pencil in a modern hand. Layout: Written in 27 long lines. Ruled in lead; some prickings visible along fore-edge, most cropped. Script: Written in a Gothic script by one hand. Decoration: Red, blue, and green initials; paragraph marks in red and blue; titles rubricated; line fillers on fol. 2r, 134r, and 262r. Binding: Stamped leather over wooden boards. Front cover damaged where clasp (now lacking) was torn off; nail holes for clasp in back (now lacking). Accompanying materials: Modern, round tag on string from spine bearing two different call numbers: "I 46 R273 sum," and BV761 .A8 .R21." Origin: Manuscript was probably copied, and certainly bound, in lower Normandy. Fol i, used as a front flyleaf in the present binding, contains, on its verso, samples of episcopal letters of dispensation and benefit for the dioceses of Bayeux: "Tenor litterarum que episcopus dispensat ex residentia"; "item alia"; "Tenor que episcopus confert alicui beneficium." According to Marie-Therèse D'Alverny, who perused this manuscript in 1981 at the Robbins Collection, the five sexterniones, marked in pencil, are presumably from southern France, as the hue of red is lighter than that from Paris; the script, however, is not south-French. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 9.
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 2r-261v: Summa de casibus poenitentiae: fol. 2r-2v: "[prologue] Quoniam cum ait Ieronimus secunda post naufragium tabula est culpam ampliter confiteri ... a me preter propositum inserta cogitans caritate fraterna corrigas et emendes"; fol. 2v: [table of contents]; fol. 3r-261v: "[text] Quoniam inter crimina ecclesiastica symoniaca heresis optinet primum locum ... mereamur audire in die domini dulcem et ineffabilem iocunditatis vocem illam venite benedicti precipite regnum amen [rubr.] Explicit summa de casibus." Fol. 262r-295v: Summa de matrimonio: fol. 262r: "[rubr.] Incipit de matrimonio [prologue] Quoniam frequenter in foro provinciali dubitationes circa matrimonium immo et interdum qua perplexitates occurunt ... ponendo rubricas in locis debitis et dubitationes diversas ad rubricas singulas pertinentes [rubr.] De sponsalibus [text] Quoniam matrimonium sponsalia precedere consueverunt ideo primo loco de sponsalibus est agendum ... que corrigenda vidit et addenda non invidienti animo sed benigno corrigat et emendet [crossed out: Explicit summa de matrimonio] Expliciunt summa de casibus et summa de matrimonio."
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Kuttner et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts, 2:1, 3-6.
The manuscript once belonged into the library of Count Chandon de Briailles, where it was catalogued as MS 30 (book plate on f. iir). It was purchased at some point by Lloyd M. Robbins and was part of the original bequest that created the Robbins Collection.
Publications About Described Materials Note
For manuscripts including the texts of the Summae in U.S. collections, see de Ricci and Wilson, Census 2: 1206 (Buffalo, NY, the library of the Buffalo Historical Society) and 2154 (Providence, R.I., the library of Howard S. Preston); and Faye and Bond, Supplement to the Census, 53 (Yale University Library), 79 (the library of T.E. Marston, CT), 106 (Washington, DC, Catholic University), 215 (Boston Public Library), and 402 (New York, the library of Phyllis W. and Howard L. Goodhart). See also Raymundus de Penaforte, Summa de paenitentia S. Raimundus de Pennaforte, ed. Xaverio and Aloisio Diez, Universa bibliotheca iuris 1/C (Rome: Commentarium pro religiosis, 1976).