Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Lectura super clementina
Date of origin:After 1321.
Place of origin: Bologna, Italy
Medieval foliation in Roman numerals is observed in the top-center of each recto. Folia 1-23 are numbered correctly, but 24 is not numbered at all. Thus, from f. 24 to f. 43, the medieval numbering is one behind the actual numbering. The numbering then skips 44, going from 43 to 45; thus the numbering from f. 45 to the end of the manuscript is correct.
Dimensions:460mm x 280mm (leaves), 347mm x 202mm (ruled space)
Collation:i 110 24 3-510 66 i Catchwords are present and correct on the last verso of quires 1, 2, 4, and 5 Quire 3 ends with the last folium not numbered and a textual insertion in a different hand.
Script:The manuscript is written chiefly in an Italian Gothic rotunda in the bononiensis style with some cursive additions. Hand #1, the main hand is responsible for the whole of the text of Paolo's commentary on The Clementines. Hand #2 is a gothic cursiva currens hand that has written on the few blank folia left by Hand #1 (ff. 23v-23b and 50r-v). The last four hands all make brief appearances on the recto and verso of fol. 49, after the formal end of Clement V's Constitutions.
Binding:Brown Spanish morocco of the 15th century, elaborately blind-tooled in a panel pattern with mudejar ornamentation; remains of clasps.
Additions:In the main text body, numerous annotative hands (approximately 15) are visible on the folia. A later gothic hand has written headings for the texts on given folia in the top-right corner for every folium except 22, 23, 23b, 49, and 50. Several hands with fingers pointing to particular texts are visible throughout beginning on ff. 4r-v. Some marginal annotations are corrections, typically signaled with some siglum; other corrections can be seen in the text, usually as write-overs on top of rub-outs.
Bibliography:Hammerling, Roy. Manuscript 46--Lectura super Clementinis. Unpublished paper in Notre Dame Special Collections file on MS 46. 1989.