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Northern France, s. XIIIex
ff. 1-232 [f. 1, blank]: [Book 1, chapter list:] i, De symonia; ii, Ne prelati vices suas sub annuo censu concedant…[Text:] De symonia Capitulum i, Quoniam inter crimina ecclesiastica Symoniaca heresis primum optinet locum, Videndum est quid sit symonia. W. Crimina ecclesiastica sunt quorum cognitio pertinet ad ecclesiasticum iudicem…Nota maritus expensas necessarias et utiles in rebus dotalibus factas, puta quia domum refecit potest repetere, voluntarias vero debet perdere [space] Scriptor qui scripsit cum christo vivere possit. [f. 232v, blank]
Abbreviation of Raymond of Pennafort’s Summa de Poenitentia and the added 4th book on Matrimony, in which quotations from Pennafort are identified by “M” and the material borrowed or paraphrased from William of Rennes’ gloss is identified by “W.” See K. Pennington, “Summae on Raymond de Pennafort’s ‘Summa de Casibus’ in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich,” Traditio 27 (1971) 471-80, in particular the reference to Clm 7821 on p. 476.1 Kaeppeli, SOPMA 3407.
Parchment, ff. i + 232 + i; 213 × 145 (147 × 115) mm. 1-2310 242. Catchwords written horizontally in the inner margin; quires signed in ink in roman numerals on the last leaf verso; quires and leaves signed in lead in letters and roman numerals. 2 columns of 26 lines, ruled in lead, with top, middle and bottom 2 lines full across; additional single rule across the width of the text space in the upper margin for running headlines; other single rules down the outer margin and full across the lower margin; pricking visible in the 3 outer margins. Written in a gothic book hand. Historiated initials, 6- or 5-line, in white-patterned blue or pink against a diapered ground of the other color; the background of the infilling, the narrow strip framing the initial, and decoration on the marginal extensions in burnished gold; the extensions composed of biting, dragon-like grotesques and small vegetable forms, similar to those discussed in E. J. Beer, “Das Scriptorium des Johannes Philomena und seine Illuminatoren, zur Buchmalerei in der Region Arras-Cambrai, 1250 bis 1274,” Scriptorium 23 (1969) 24-38 and pl. 7-13. The initials are: f. lv (Book 1, chapter De symonia), seated monk with open book on lectern, pointing to a young man who is copying into his own book (reproduced in enlarged size in New Catholic Encyclopedia 12:105); f. 114v (Book 3, chapter De qualitate ordinandorum), a bishop laying his hand on the head of a tonsured deacon; f. 201v (Book 4, chapter De sponsalibus), a priest joining the hands of a young woman, her hair in a long braid, and a young man, holding gloves. Initial on f. 63 (Book 2, chapter De homicidio), a letter I, the length of the text in the shape of a grotesque, with a tiny, free floating miniature in the upper margin of one man killing another with his sword. 2-line initials alternating blue or red with both colors in the flourishing and cascades; 1-line initials in the chapter lists alternating red and blue; initials in the text filled in red; alternating red and blue paragraph marks, with long arms; running headlines across the opening mainly in red, but book numbers in both colors; line fillers in both colors; rubrics in red. Bound in 1972 in half calf over wooden boards; 2 fore edge clasps; previous binding in blind tooled morocco by Charles Lewis; gilt edges. Written in northern France at the end of the thirteenth century. Belonged to the Rev. Henry Drury (1778-1841); his note, cut from the flyleaf of the previous binding, tipped in before f. 1; his sale, Evans, 19 February 1827, n. 2386 to Haswell. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from the Ross C. Winans collection, through G. D. Smith in January 1918.
Secundo folio: (exterio-)rem progressiva
Bibliography: De Ricci, 47.
1 We are grateful to Dr. Thomas M. Izbicki for this information.

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)
Kaeppeli, SOPMA
T. Kaeppeli, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum medii aevi (Rome 1970- )

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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