Secundo folio: Scilicet quod canonicum alii sunt decreta pontificum.
323 leaves : parchment ; 205 x 142 (153 x 113) mm bound to 217 x 160 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 99-3) and positive (Robbins MS 29)
Fol. 3, 6, 9, 11, 43, 84, 94, 95, 113, 115, 117, 129, 132, 148, 150, 160, 164, 165, 192, 221, 277, 292, and 304 mended. On fol. 323r after the explicit is an added text written by the hand of the scribe that reads: "Iste liber est scriptus qui scripxit [sic] sit benedictus. Amen." Marginal notes on fol. 8v, 58r, 182v, and 255r (erased), all post-dating the copying of the manuscript. The incipits of both prologue and text as well as the explicit of the tract match those in Ms. Vat. Lat. 1438.
Ms codex. Title from opening rubric (fol. 1ra) and from explicit (fol. 323 rb). Collation: Parchment, fol. iv (modern parchment) + 323 + iii (modern parchment) ; 1-16⁸ 17⁶ 18-25⁸ 26⁶ 27-33⁸ 34⁶ 35-40⁸ 41⁶, plus the last folio detached. No original foliation is provided. The quire signing system consists of Roman numerals on the upper margins on recto (quire numbers) in the middle of the page; a small "q" followed by Roman numerals in the right corner of the upper margin (folio numbers, usually from i to iv). Layout: Written in 2 columns of 38 lines, below top line; ruled in lead; prickings visible in the outer margins. Catchwords in the bottom margins on verso, close to the right side, by the hand of the scribe. Script: Written in a textualis libraria script, by one hand. Decoration: Initials in red ink, some filled with drawings. Capital letters, paragraph signs, and line fillers in red ink. Two human faces drawn in light brown ink at the bottom of fol. 165v and 166r. Drawing of a red and black bird on fol. 271r. Binding: Bound in the 19th century, in brown leather over wooden boards, by F. Bedford (bottom of inside cover reads: "Bound by F. Bedford"); the title on spine reads: "Casus decretorum Brixiensis"; gilt edges. Written in France, possibly Northern France, in the last 2 decades of the 13th century or during the first 2 decades of the 14th century. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 29.
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 1ra: "[prologue] Quoniam suffragantibus antiquorum laborantibus minores possunt interdum perspicacius intueri ... posito igitur casu ubi praeces incipiant legendo litteram assignabis, nunc in positione casus dices ubi pars prima incipia [sic] vel secunda" ; fol. 1ra-323rb: "[text] Humanum genus. Casus iste sic ponitur: Dicitur enim hic quod duo sunt intstrumenta per que humanum genus regitur et gubernatur ... tertio dicit quod spiritus sanctus non potest aliquid audire a filio quod ipse nesciat. Expliciunt Casus decretorum. Amen. [colophon] Iste liber est scriptus. Qui scripsit sit benedictus. Amen."
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Kuttner, Stephan, et al., Catalogue of Canon and Roman Law Manuscripts 1:246. De Ricci, p. 649. De Ricci, p. 1172.
Early provenance not known. Manuscript was probably in Britain (possibly Wales) at one time and in the possession of a certian William (owner's marks in a late 14th/early 15th century hand visible on fol. 291v ("Wyll") and fol. 292r ("Wyllyam"). During the 17th century the manuscript was owned by Hugh Roberts (fol. 81r: "Hugh Roberts 1673"). In a modern hand (late 19th century or 20th century) is written on the inside front cover: "Bartholomeus Brixiensis. Casus Decretorum. Unpublished MS of the 15th century."
Publications About Described Materials Note
Bartholomaeus Brixiensis [da Brescia], Casus Decretorum Bartholomei Brixiensis (In vrbe Basiliensi: per Nicolaum Kesler ..., v. Idus Augusti anno salutis millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo nono [9 August 1489]).