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Ms. Codex 55 - Vigliano d'Asti (Italy) - Statuta communitatis Viglani edita per homines et communitatem dicti loci Viglani, diocesis et capitaneatus Astensis
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 55 - Vigliano d'Asti (Italy) - Statuta communitatis Viglani edita per homines et communitatem dicti loci Viglani, diocesis et capitaneatus Astensis
Author:
Vigliano d'Asti (Italy).
Title:
Statuta communitatis Viglani edita per homines et communitatem dicti loci Viglani, diocesis et capitaneatus Astensis [manuscript].
Origin:
[Vigliano, Italy, 14--]
Physical description:
18 leaves : parchment ; 245 x 178 (174 x 134) mm. bound to 248 x 184 mm.
Summary:
Statutes of Vigliano d'Asti (f. 1r-14r). The statutes are preceded by a section entitled, "Rubrice capitulorum et statutorum ... " (f. [i]r-[iii]r).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from rubric (f. 1r).
Collation: Parchment, i (11th-century parchment) + 18 + i (11th-century parchment); 1², 2¹², 3⁴; [ii] 1-14, [15-16]; contemporary foliation in Roman numerals, upper right recto; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Folios 1-6 marked a-f (except f. 4, which is a later replacement) and folio 13 marked g, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 30 long lines; ruled in ink.
Script: Written in a humanistic cursive script.
Decoration: Red 3-line initial (f. 1r); rubricated throughout.
Binding: 15th-century Italian half-calf over wooden boards (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Written in Vigliano, Italy in the mid-15th century, with additions and emendations dated 1488 (f. 14r).
Folios 4 and 8 have been rewritten in a different hand, apparently with information added to the manuscript from another source; at the bottom of f. 4r is the inscription "Corector ego idem Ansermus Robusti." At the bottom of f. 14r Ansermus again signs his name, identifies himself as "rector in civitate Alexandrie" and gives the date 18 May 1488; he further notes that he extracted these statutes from a "certain volume" with the addition of other clauses which had to be obtained from another source by one Anthonius de Pectinaciis of the town of Alexandria. Ansermus again signs his name on f. 16v.
The text block is wrapped in an early 11th-century fragment of a homiliary, preserving Augustine's Sermones in Vetero Testamento, Sermon 41, and his In Evangelium Johannis Tractatus, Tr. 24.
The text block is in good condition, but it is pulling away from the cover. The leather of the spine is badly deteriorated and almost entirely split apart.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 55
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 55
 
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