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Name: Gregorius IX Decretales (fragment)

Repository: University Library

Settlement: Sydney, in the University of Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Decretales (fragment)

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 8

Acquisition: Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924

Binding: 19c. boards covered by plain paper. Spine has black ink lettering much rubbed DECRE / TALES / MS.


Collation: (12)1; Av.ÑBv., Cv., Dr.ÑGv. are blank.


Condition: Edges mainly untrimmed

Deco desc: caps alternately blue and red; each letter of ÔgregoriusÕ on 1r.a and of ÔfirmiterÕ on 1r.b)Õ is alternately blue with red penwork, then red with blue penwork.

Dimensions: 178/176 x 118/114 mm

Extent: vii + 12


Hand desc: Italian littera gothica textualis


Layout: two cols each of 36 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.13 no.15.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xiii1

Orig place:


Provenance: Cr. by a 19c. hand is a note in Latin about the contents, claiming that the fragment ends in. titulus 4; Ar. in 19c. pencil is the note ÔPresented by C. G. Schutz Esq. of CelleÕ; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of John Thomas Simes (motto DEO NON FORTUNA), and in ink ÔNo.1117Õ, and then in pencil ÔCau. 9.K.11Õ written over an erasure; inside back cover is the helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 106


Signatures: no quire signature unless the letters ggus for Gregorius at the foot of 1r. are really a signature

Support: vellum, fly leaves i-vii modern paper water-mark is a man on a horse-drawn cab with legend PRO PAT


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