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Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  LJS 054
Description: ff. ii + 40 + ii - 19th-century Italian gold-tooled diced leather binding - Sold at auction at Gabus (Bevaix, Switzerland), 11 Dec. 1989, lot 5253; handled by Sam Fogg (London) at some point between Gabus and Kraus. Appears in H. P. Kraus's catalog 188 (1991), no. 6, and 199 (1995), no. 112; sold by H. P. Kraus to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Sept. 1996 (bookplate inside upper cover). Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011 - Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 147 (LJS 54)
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. 1-40
Description: - Parchment - 154 mm x 110 mm
Country: Cardinal point:
Region: City: Padua
Assigned Date: s. XIII2/4Searchable Date Range: 1225 - 1250
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: YesNumber of Scribes: Single hand
Script: Caroline minuscule
Figurative Decoration: Small drawings in red ink of a bird (f. 27r) and a lion (f. 40v)
Other Decoration: Large initial in red ink with color wash and penwork (f. 1r); 2- and 3-line initials and chapter headings in red throughout
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1r-37v
Title: Formulary
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Inter claras sapientia laudes gloriosa notarie scientia mirabili luce prefulgens possessorem suum
Notes: A brief explanation of the office of notary and the purpose of notarial documents (f. 1r), followed by transcriptions of deeds and acts arranged in subject order as examples for a notary drawing up a document