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- [Belgium or the Netherlands, after 1686]
262 leaves : paper ; 315 x 186 (267 x 160) mm. bound to 327 x 210 mm.
Council of Trent (1545-1563)
Inquisition -- Belgium.
Inquisition -- Netherlands.
Belgium -- Church history.
Netherlands -- Church history.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, French -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Dutch -- 17th century.
- French and Latin, with 3 documents in Dutch (p. 184-197, 489-492).
- Collection of fair copies of 124 documents about the consequences of the Council of Trent and the impact of the Inquisition on the Low Countries. The sources include correspondence and royal, papal, governmental, and legal documents. They are arranged in generally chronological order from 1525 to 1608. The detailed table of contents (p. v-xxviii) is arranged in strict chronological order, sometimes breaking away from the order of presentation but with accurate page references, and gives titles in French, usually followed by a note about the language of the document.
- Ms. codex.
Title from title page (p. iii).
Pagination: Paper, 262 leaves; [i-xxx], 1-492, [493-494]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Layout: Mostly written in 33-40 long lines, with one document written in half-page columns with notes in the open half of the page (p. 404-420); table of contents (p. v-xxviii) ruled in lead.
Script: Written in cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: Ornamental border and letters in ink on title page (p. iii); ornamental letters in table of contents and document titles throughout.
Binding: Contemporary (17th-century?) calf, gilt spine with title Memoires sur la recept. de Conc. de Tre.; upper joint cracked; marbled endpapers and ribbon marker.
Origin: Probably written in Belgium, after 1686 (latest date in manuscript, p. 44).
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Dorothy Mann Yeakel & Paul Herbert Yeakel Memorial Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the William E. Lingelbach Fund.
- Formerly owned by Victor Van de Weyer (son of Jean Sylvain Van de Weyer, Belgian minister at the Court of St. James; New Lodge, Windsor); sold at auction at Sotheby's as part of his collection, July 10-14, 1916 (inscription, front flyleaf).
Formerly owned by antiquarian bookdealer and collector Alfonso Cassuto (Lisbon; bookplate inside upper cover; embossed stamp, p. iii, 1).
Sold at auction at Kestenbaum & Company as part of the Alfonso Cassuto collection, 24 Feb. 2011, lot 301.
- Cite as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 1606
Van der Weyer, Victor, former owner.
Cassuto, Alfonso, 1910-1990, former owner.
Alfonso Cassuto Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Web link:
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