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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 1059 - Catholic Church - [Decretales Gregorii IX]
Catholic Church.
[Decretales Gregorii IX] [manuscript].
Decretales Gregorii IX
[France, between 1280 and 1299]
Physical description:
361 leaves : parchment ; 320 x 180 (main text 166 x 88, gloss up to 292 x 165) mm. bound to 339 x 208 mm.
Compilation of canon law made by Raymond of Peñafort by order of Pope Gregory IX, with gloss by Bernardo Bottoni, concerning jurisdiction, civil legal processes, clerics and regulars, marriage, and criminal procedure.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Parchment, v + 355 + i; 1² 2-12¹² 13⁸ 14¹⁵ (+15) 15-18¹² 19¹⁴ 20¹² 21⁹ (+9) 22-30¹² 31²; f. iv-v are a later bifolio inserted in the middle of the bifolio forming f. 1-2.
Layout: Main text written in two columns of 39 lines, surrounded by two columns of gloss of varying length.
Script: Written in a gothic bookhand with the glossing script smaller and slightly less formal; annotations in a 14th-century English hand which also added cadels (as on f. 2-21, for example).
Decoration: Four penwork title panels and five large flourished initials (f. 3, 88, 158, 241, 262, no penwork panel on f. 241) in red and blue at the opening of the five books; two diagrams in red and black concerning consanguinity and affinity (f. 261v, 262r); running heading of book number in alternate letters of red and blue, paragraph marks in red and blue, one-line initials in red or blue stroked red, two-line initials of blue flourished red; small informal drawings of pointing hands, faces, or animals; some lightly glossed pages have gloss formed in patterns (as on f. 48r, 58r, 246r, 255v).
Binding: 18th-century half calf, spine in six compartments is gilt tooled but very worn (Fogg).
Origin: Written in France between 1280 and 1299 (Fogg).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1059
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1059
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