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Gordan MS 95 Northern Italy, ca. 1300

Raymond of Penafort / Summa de paenitentia

1. ff. 1r-156v Inc.: Quoniam ut ait Heronimus secunda post naufragium tabula est culpam simpliciter confiteri. ne imperitia ministrantis predictam tabulam.

Expl.: et per confessionis cantilenam, mereamur audire in die domini dulcem et ineffabilis delectationis vocem illam. venite benedicti percipite regnum. amen

f. 181v ruled but blank.

Raymond of Penafort, Summa de Paenitentia, Tomus B; Xaverio Ochoa and Aloisio Diez, eds. (Rome, 1976).

2. ff. 156v-181r [Prologue:] Quoniam frequenter in foro penitentiali dubitationes circa matrimonium. immo etiam perplexitates occurrunt. Inc.: Quoniam matrimonium sponsalia precedere consueuerunt.

Expl.: Super operis imperfectione veniam postulans a lectore et que corrigenda uiderit et addenda non inuidenti animo sed benigno corrigat et emendet. Explicit summa de matrimonio. deo gratias amen f. 181v ruled but blank.

Raymond of Penafort, Summa de Matrimonio, Tomus C; Xaverio Ochoa and Aloisio Diez, eds. (Rome, 1976); the Summa de Matrimonio is is titled Liber IV of the Summa de Paenitentia.

3. f. 182r-185v Inc.: Hoc modo legas arborem primo constituas eam. secundo legas regulas tam canonicas quam legales.

Expl.: quia hodie sublata sunt. Vnde si habes alioquas lineas ut cellulas ultra superuacue sunt. et ad decorem tuum. Raimundus.

Summula de Consanguinitate et Affinitate; Raymond of Penafort, Summa de Matrimonio, Tomus C; Xaverio Ochoa and Aloisio Diez, eds. (Rome, 1976), pp. 1080-1104. In MS 95 a slightly abbreviated version of the Summula, beginning at I. 8 and ending at II. 5, is attributed to Raymond.

4. f. 186v-187r [Added in a later hand] Inc.: [I]n summis festis ad missam dicuntur vna/ Tantum collecta enim sit. . .

Expl.: simul poscitur tibi quod datum accipe caute/ non in mense semel aliquis comm?

Adam de Aldersbach, Summa Raymundi versificata. Hans Walther, Initia Carminum ac Versum Medii Aevi Posterioris Latinorum, (Göttingen, 1959), no. 9117; Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D., Morton W. Bloomfield, et al. (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 2668.

Parchment, ff. ii (paper bifolium, i=front pastedown) +187 + ii (paper bifolium, ii=back pastedown), 179 x 119 (143 x 89) mm., modern foliation. Written in two columns of 33 ruled lines with single horizontal bounding lines on either side of each column and double vertical bounding lines in ink. Prickings for bounding lines and rulings visible in all three outer margins.

I-XXII8, XXIII6 (+ f. 182), XXIV4. Catchwords in lower left gutter, quire number in Roman numerals centered in lower margin and framed in red. Neither catchwords nor quire numbers visible in first and third quire, catchwords either partially or completely trimmed off first and last several quires.

Written in a small but neat gothic textura below the top line.

Each Book begins with a simple 3- to 5-line red and light blue initial with extensions; chapters begin with 2- to 3-line red or blue initials with contrasting penwork. Running heads in top center margin in red and blue. Rubrication, underlining, paragraph markers, sentence strokes in red. Guide letters for rubricator are visible in outer margin.

Binding: 17th-century white doeskin blind-tooled over beveled wooden boards, remnants of two thin leather ties visible on front and back. Stamped in ink on spine: "RAIMUNDUS/ SUMMA/ MS. CIRCA 1300". Stamped on brown leather label affixed to spine (lower right corner torn away): "REIMUNDI/ DE CASIBU[/ CONSCIE[". Goodhart number on paper label taped to spine.

Written in Northern Italy around 1300. Note in 15th-century hand on f. 185r: "Pertinet domino Johanni manus de ellentz pastori in Riola comparatus a Johanne de auca alias de sole dominus." Sixteenth-century ownership note in lower margin of f. 1r: "Ex libris Imperialis Monasterii S. Maximini"; and in the same hand in the top margin: "N. 155". Heraldic bookplate dated 1927 of Cunliffe inside front cover. Inked-out ownership note; catalogue entry no. 791 from Sotheby's [?] catalogue pasted to recto of front flyleaf; on verso of front flyleaf a biographical note on Penafort in French. Obtained from Maggs in 1949 by Howard L. Goodhart (bookplate), and left by him to Phyllis Goodhart Gordan (bookplate) and John Dozier Gordan, Jr.

secundo folio: altera habundaret

Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 402, no. 95. Gordan Manuscript 95 is not listed among the Penafort manuscripts cited in Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D., Morton W. Bloomfield, et al. (Cambridge, MA, 1979).

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