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Name: Bonifatius VIII Liber Sextus Decretalium - Iohannes Andreae Glossa in Sextum

Repository: University of Sydney Library

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Liber Sextus Decretalium
Glossa in Sextum

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 32

Acquisition: Presented to the Library of Sydney University by Charles A. Nicholson and Sydney H. Nicholson, Aug. 1, 1937

Binding: 19c. calf over boards (8mm. thick) with bevelled edges. The covers bear gothic archways with finials in blind. Spine lost.

Catchwords: Catchwords agreequire signatures

Collation: (10)1-12 (7)13. Ar., Br.-Bv., Cr.-Dv. blank.


Condition: Edges trimmed and tinted yellow

Deco desc: northern Italian: red rubrics; small caps blue with red penwork or red with blue penwork; initials in gold, blue, mauve, red, green and white from 11r. to the end; historiated initials in the same colouring with heads of men seen in profile, three-quarters or full face on 1r. to 10v.; one miniature (215 x 135mm.) on lr. depicting Pope Bonifatius enthroned, in white habit and red pallium, surrounded by members of the Curia. The canopy is pale pink and has a blue arch, the screen is green, the woodwork is light brown and yellow and the figures wear blue and green cloaks, and green, pale pink, grey or blue habits. Under the picture is the lettering BONIFACIUS.

Dimensions: 450 x 275 mm

Extent: iv + 127

Foliation: 16c. foliation by arabic numerals

Hand desc: Italian littera gothica textualis (bononiensis)


Layout: two cols of 80-86 lines for the commentary framing the text

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.14, no.19.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xiv2

Orig place:


Provenance: Av. carries a pencil note in English about the text in a 19c. hand, as well as extracts from two English booksellers' catalogues, one with the entry no.87 and claiming the MS. has '180 leaves of vellum'; on 1r.a and 127v.b is the no.171; 1r.b has '1/8'; 127v.b has 'K/8'; inside front cover is the pencil figure '366', the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.(The other 53 sheets must have been removed before the codex was bound in its present state. The nature of the text(s) on the missing folios is not known.)

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 130


Signatures: quire signatures present

Support: vellum, paper - fly leaves i-iv modern paper whose water-mark is 'J. Whatman 1844'


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