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Name: Aegidius Romanus OESA De Regimine Principum

Repository: State Library of Victoria

Settlement: Melbourne

Associated Manuscript Items:
De Regimine Principum

Library ref: *f091/C71

Acquisition: acquired in 1910; on Av. are "2784.10.14" and "M444.10" and the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA 30 DEC. 1910

Binding: Edges trimmed, contemporary binding of calf over oak boards (10mm. thick). Three fillets in blind forming rectangle in which are two diagonals, each of three fillets. Remains of metal clasps on back cover. Five holes in quincunx, studs removed. Corner edges and at top and bottom near the spine are brass plates. Inside the back cover is an iron stud which probably held a chain

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (12)1-12 (13)13 (9)14 Fols 164r.-166r. are blank


Condition: Edges trimmed. Worm-holes in lower half of gatherings.

Deco desc: red rubrics and caps; running Book titles in brown ink surrounded by red rectangle.

Dimensions: 298 x 210 mm

Extent: vellum + 166; First, two centre and last sheets of the quires are vellum, the others paper

Foliation: foliation by scribe in arabic numerals 1-158, then in modern pencil 159-63

Hand desc: German littera hybrida


Layout: two cols each of 42-5 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: K. V. Sinclair, "Phillipps Manuscripts in Australia", The Book Collector, Vol. XI (1962), p.333 and "De nouveaux manuscrits augustiniens" Augustiniana, Vol.XIV (1964), p.460.

Music notation:

Note: one of two items from the collection of Leander van Ess; item no 2 is Sinclair 203

Orig date: s. xv 1

Orig place:


Provenance: Front cover has the title "Egidii Regimen Principum" on a contemporary label; to Av. is attached by a modern paper slip a 15c. statement of accounts in German, it is much smaller than the folios of the volume and is torn at the 15c. hand is the note "Hunc liberum (sic) legauit ad liberariam (sic) ecclesie beate Marie uirginis Venerabilis top right and at the bottom right corner; on Av. in a late uir dominus Iohannes Schuneman [?] utriusque iuris et Medicine doctor huius ecclesie Canonicus et in decretis lector cuius anima requiescat in pace"; inside front cover in 19c. ink "550" and in pencil "Egidius £5.5.0", "o/s/d-", "w/tu/-" ; Av. has "Phillipps 550": Sir Thomas Phillipps purchased the codex in 1824 from Leander van Ess; also on Av. are "2784.10.14" and "M444.10" and the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA 30 DEC. 1910; inside the back cover in pencil is "Dobell per E."

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 202


Signatures: some quire signatures

Support: paper, vellum; water-mark is an ox-head with flower on stalk, the closest representation in Briquet, Vol.IV being no.14781 (Augsburg 1432, Munich 1433),


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