Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Decretals of Boniface VIII with gloss
Date of origin:Fourteenth century.
Place of origin:France or Spain
Numbered in a slightly later hand in roman numerals at the top right of every leaf.
Dimensions:443mm x 275mm (leaves)
Collation:iii 1-28 36 (-2, 6) 4-710 810 (-10) ff. 68-69 were erroneously bound in the middle of the final gathering with the result that f. 68 follows f. 64 and f. 65 follows f. 69 Catchwords are written vertically in the lower center at the end of each gathering.
Script:The main text is in a classic gothic textualis in five hands. The first hand is responsible for the text up to f. 8, the second to f. 18, the third to f. 49, the fourth to f. 67, and the final hand for ff. 68-69. The commentary is in a formal gothic cursive in at least 6 hands.
Binding:Bound in 14th century Spanish mudejar calf binding.
Additions:There are corrections on nearly every leaf in two gothic book hands, one contemporary and one slightly later. Most of the corrections are marginal, although some are interlinear or over erasures. There are also annotations in a neat humanist cursive and a gothic cursive.