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Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  LJS 280
Description: ff. 147 - 15th-century sheepskin binding; blind ruling and stamped heraldic eagles and flowers visible on lower cover; upper cover and edges smoke-damaged; metal clasp; chain, probably 17th-century - Formerly held in the library of Saint Martin Major, Cologne (inscription, f. 6v), 17th and 18th centuries. Purchased by S. Ereilter (?) in Cologne, August 1843 (pencil inscription, f. 147v). Sold by Sam Fogg to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Nov. 1998. Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2010 - Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 148
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. 1-147
Description: - Parchment - 208 mm x 148 mm - Two columns of 25 lines; ruled in lead
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Assigned Date: s. XIII2Searchable Date Range: 1250 - 1299
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Document: YesNumber of Scribes: Single hand
Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: Historiated initial with a portrait of Gregory IX (f. 4r)
Other Decoration: Large illuminated initials in blue, pink, and gold at beginning of table of contents and Books 3-5 (f. 1r, 61r, 96v, 111r); initials at beginning of chapters alternate between red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1r-147r
Title: Decretals
Language(s): Latin
Notes: An abbreviated version of the decretals compiled by Raymond of Peñafort in the 1230s by order of Pope Gregory IX. Table of contents entries for the chapters and chapter numbers added in the margins in a 14th-century hand. Mnemonic verses indicating the contents of the manuscript and three lines of a hymn to Saints John, Peter, and Lawrence are written inside the upper cover in a 15th-century hand