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Name: Lotharius Cardinalis (Innocentius III) De Miseria Humanae Conditionis

Repository: University Library

Settlement: Sydney, in the University of Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
De Miseria Humanae Conditionis

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 27

Acquisition: Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924

Binding: 19c. half calf over boards with marbled paper. Spine has gilt title LOTHARIUS / DE VILITATE / CONDITIONIS / HUMANAE / M.S.


Collation: (11)1 (12)2-6 (6)7. Ar. marbled, Br. blank, Bv. marbled


Condition: Edges cut Worm-holes 24-77 without loss of text

Deco desc: red rubrics, caps and running Book numbers

Dimensions: 194 x 135 mm

Extent: ii + 77


Hand desc: French littera cursiva


Layout: one col. of 25-27 lines

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List bibl: K. V. Sinclair, ÔAnother Manuscript of LotarioÕs treatise Dc MiseriaÕ, Italia Medioevale e umanistica, Vol,IV (1962 pp.167-70; Exhibition, p.l3, no.14.

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Orig date: s. xvmed

Orig place:


Provenance: Av. in 19c. pencil ÔMS. of the XVth centuryÕ; inside front cover an extract from an English booksellerÕs catalogue, entry unnumbered, and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 125


Signatures: one quire signature remains in the lower margin of 12r.,

Support: paper water-mark is capital P cf. Briquet, Vol. III, nos8522 (Paris 1447) and 8525 (Douai 1453),


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