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Bullarium Augustinianum Ms. Codex 85
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Manuscript Overview
References
Binding Images

Abstract

Collection of papal letters and instruments dealing with the order of the Eremite Friars of St. Augustine (the Augustinians). Written in two parts (f. 1r-69v, 71r-125v) "ad usum fratris Joannis Angeli de Crema," compiled by Antonius Melius. The collection begins with a bull of Pope Sixtus IV. Other popes whose bulls are quoted or referred to include Alexander IV, Boniface VIII, Clement VI, John XXII, Urban VI, Martin V, Eugene IV, Nicholas V, Pius II, Paul II, Innocent IV, Alexander VI, and Julius II. The documents quoted or cited are not necessarily arranged in the chronological order of the pontificates of the popes who issued them.

Physical Description

Support: parchment; Extent: 136 leaves : 181 x 128 (110 x 85) mm. bound to 186 x 132 mm; Collation: Parchment, 136; [i]⁴ (first leaf pastedown), 1-7⁸, 8¹², 9², 10-17⁸ (last leaf pastedown); [iii], [1-133]; modern foliation in ink, upper right recto. Catchwords in lower right corner, last verso of each quire.

Script

Written in a humanistic book script by what appears to be a single hand.

Decoration

Illuminated border of blue grapes and gold leaves on a pink background, with illustrations of scrolls reading Laus Deo and Fides in the right margin, a green bird in the top margin, and a medallion with a portrait of a bishop or pope in the lower margin (f. 1r); foliate borders along inner margin at the beginning of each text (up to f. 59v); from f. 63v on, each text begins with a 2-line gold initial on a red, blue or green background, with occasional foliate borders; 4-line initial N in gold on blue and gold background (f. 71r); illuminated border of gold and red ropes hung with fruit, books, a pitcher and skull-and-crossbones (f. 71r).

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch); spine label title: Bullae Pontificiae pro f[ratribus] Sancti Augustini.

Text on f. 1-31 of this manuscript is the same as that of f. 1-28 in UPenn Ms. Codex 736.

Contains an attestatur by Georgius Franciotus: "Frater Antonius de Meliis Cremensis, prior conventus Sancti Augustini Lucae .. nobis exhibuit et ostendit quasdam litteras apostolicas ..."

Contains a copy of a notarial statement by "Antonius domini Andreae de Recaneto" (f. 125r).

Folios iii verso and 126r-127v contain many notes in Italian in the hand of the former owner, Federico Patetta.

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Keywords
16th century
Illumination
Italy
Italian
Christian
Legal
Charter
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Place of Origin

Crema?

Date

Written in Italy (Crema?), ca. 1506 (f. 124v).

Binding

16th-century Italian brown calf, blindstamped with interlace pattern, over cardboard. Spine repaired with tanned leather; this might be contemporary with the binding. Cover wearing around the edges. Evidence of worm damage, especially to spine and lower cover. Binding slightly loose. Cover pulling away at upper hinge.

Language

Latin

Provenance

Formerly owned by Federico Patetta (signature, f. 127v).

Sold by La Medicea (Florence), 1957.

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Place of Origin

Crema?

Date

Written in Italy (Crema?), ca. 1506 (f. 124v).

Language

Latin

Provenance

Formerly owned by Federico Patetta

Sold by La Medicea

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

Collection of papal letters and instruments dealing with the order of the Eremite Friars of St. Augustine (the Augustinians). Written in two parts (f. 1r-69v, 71r-125v) "ad usum fratris Joannis Angeli de Crema," compiled by Antonius Melius. The collection begins with a bull of Pope Sixtus IV. Other popes whose bulls are quoted or referred to include Alexander IV, Boniface VIII, Clement VI, John XXII, Urban VI, Martin V, Eugene IV, Nicholas V, Pius II, Paul II, Innocent IV, Alexander VI, and Julius II. The documents quoted or cited are not necessarily arranged in the chronological order of the pontificates of the popes who issued them.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch); spine label title: Bullae Pontificiae pro f[ratribus] Sancti Augustini.

Text on f. 1-31 of this manuscript is the same as that of f. 1-28 in UPenn Ms. Codex 736.

Contains an attestatur by Georgius Franciotus: "Frater Antonius de Meliis Cremensis, prior conventus Sancti Augustini Lucae .. nobis exhibuit et ostendit quasdam litteras apostolicas ..."

Contains a copy of a notarial statement by "Antonius domini Andreae de Recaneto" (f. 125r).

Folios iii verso and 126r-127v contain many notes in Italian in the hand of the former owner, Federico Patetta.

Script note

Written in a humanistic book script by what appears to be a single hand.

Decoration Note

Illuminated border of blue grapes and gold leaves on a pink background, with illustrations of scrolls reading Laus Deo and Fides in the right margin, a green bird in the top margin, and a medallion with a portrait of a bishop or pope in the lower margin (f. 1r); foliate borders along inner margin at the beginning of each text (up to f. 59v); from f. 63v on, each text begins with a 2-line gold initial on a red, blue or green background, with occasional foliate borders; 4-line initial N in gold on blue and gold background (f. 71r); illuminated border of gold and red ropes hung with fruit, books, a pitcher and skull-and-crossbones (f. 71r).

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

References
Binding Images

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Keywords
16th century
Italy
Italian
Christian
Legal
Charter
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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