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EL 9 H 3

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England, s. XIVmed
ff. 1-404v: Speculum iuris canonici ac reportorium et vocatur Summa Summarum, [Prologue:] Ad honorem et laudem nominis ihesu christi quod quando recolo debeo caput inclinare seu flectere genua saltim cordis…[f. 1v, Chapter list:] Incipit liber primus Rubrica, i, de summa trinitate et fide catholica; ii, de anima et genere humano…[f. 3, Text:] Hic incipit liber primus. De summa trinitate et fide catholica, Quot modis dicitur fides et quid sit fides. Dic quod fides dicitur multis modis…[Book 5, at the end, in the chapter which begins: Ex presenti summa possunt quatuor summe faciliter ordinari…] sicut facit Willelmus durandus in repertorio suo, proponit questionem et remittit sine responsione ad locum de quo [catchword:] questio illa//
Text missing between ff. 301-302 with portions of 5.18-5.19, and between ff. 403-404 with a portion of 5.68; the final gathering, now missing, was probably no more than one bifolium, containing the remainder of 5.69. This manuscript has the impersonal form of “De exposicione misse,” for which see L. E. Boyle, “The Oculus Sacerdotis and some other Works of William of Pagula,” Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, ser. 5, v. 5 (1955) 81-110. For a survey of the known manuscripts (including EL 9 H 3) and the list of rubrics with those of Pagula’s own invention signaled by a letter of the alphabet as in this manuscript, see, by the same author, “The Summa Summarum and some other English Works of Canon Law,” Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, ed. S. Kuttner and J. J. Ryan (Vatican 1965) 415-56.
Parchment, ff. ii (modern paper) + 404 + ii (modern paper); 365 × 253 (260 × 167) mm. 1-2212 2310(Book 4 ends at f. 273v; f. 274r-v, ruled but blank) 24-2512 2612(-4) 27-3312 3412(-11). Catchwords written horizontally in inner right corner in undecorated ink frames; quires and leaves signed in red ink in letters of the alphabet and roman numerals. 2 columns of 60 lines, ruled in lead with single bounding lines; pricking visible in upper and lower margins. Written in an anglicana script. Opening initial, f. 1, 6-line, in dusky rose against a white-patterned blue ground with infilling in gold and trilobe leaves, with a U-shaped bar border composed of sections of rose, blue or gold, with sprigs of ivy and daisy buds; the outer and lower bars terminate in grotesques: a hooded man and an ape (?). Major initials at the beginning of Books 2 and 4 on ff. 105v (7-line) and 250 (10-line) of the same style and with decorated borders. Beginning initials of Books 1, 3 and 5 on ff. 3 (8-line), 177v (7-line) and 275v (5-line), in gold on particolored rose and blue white-patterned ground with a void floral or leaf design as infilling. Secondary initials, 3-line, in blue with red penwork and void design as infilling. Alternating red and blue paragraph marks. Running headlines added in a noting hand in red up to f. 91, thereafter sporadically in brown ink; the subject sometimes appears in the top outer corner, recto or verso, of the leaf. Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; gilt edges. Written in the middle of the fourteenth century, possibly at the house of the Boni Homines (“Bonshommes”) at Ashridge; dry point notes on f. 274v include the name of Thomas Waterhouse, rector at Ashridge when it was dissolved in 1539. See Ker, MLGB, 5 (tentatively ascribing this manuscript to Ashridge), H. C. Schulz, “The Monastic Library and Scriptorium at Ashridge,” HLQ 1 (1938) 305-11, and provenance of EL 7 H 8. On f. 1, the inscription “ex dono Richardi Combe Armigeri” (nephew of Thomas Waterhouse) in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, as well as the Bridgewater pressmark, L:CC:B:2/16. The Bridgewater Library was acquired by Henry E. Huntington in 1917 (see pp. 5-7).
Secundo folio: [f. 2, Index] n. xiii de legibus et constitucionibus; [f. 4, Text] spiritum sanctum secundus est
Bibliography: De Ricci, 129. E. Searle, “The Calendar, Martyrology and Customal of the Boni Homines at Ashridge,” Mediaeval Studies 23 (1961) 260-93, which refers primarily to EL 9 H 15, but includes a brief history of the house of Ashridge.
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
Huntington Library Quarterly
N. R. Ker, Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (London, 2nd ed. 1964)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
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