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Exeter College MS. 29

Innocent IV, Apparatus in decretales; England, s. xiv

Contents

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: capituli sui.
Form: codex
Support: parchment FHHF
Extent: 312 leaves preceded by one modern paper flyleaf and three medieval membrane flyleaves, and followed by one medieval membrane and one modern paper flyleaf.
Dimensions (leaf): 360 × 230 mm.

Collation

1–212 38 412 58 6–1312 1412 (wants 10 leaves) 15–2712 288 296. Catchwords remain on some quires, by scribes. Quires are unnumbered but have leaf signatures consisting of 1–6 rough strokes on first rectos.

Binding

Sewn on four bands between millboards covered with 17th-century reversed calf with triple blind fillets round the outer edges. Spine and edges are renewed in polished calf. At the foot of the first seven leaves are stains and repaired holes from a chain plate.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Written in England and in use in Oxford by 1327: on fol. Ir is ‘Caucio magistri r’ decretorum exposita in cista de Wahghan [Vaughan] pro marcis in crastino translationis beate Thome martyris anno domini .mº. cccmo. xxvijmo.’

Before 1361 it was in the hands of Dr John Northwode, nephew of bp. Grandisson of Exeter, chancellor of the University of Oxford (d. 1361 according to an unsourced addendum in Emden’s hand in the Bodleian Library’s copy of BRUO; d. by May 1349 according to J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541: 9 Exeter Diocese, ed. J. M. Horn (London, 1964), 30): on fol. iiv is ‘Innocentius Magistri Johannis Northwode accommodatus precarie cum Ricardo Wykeslond Eps[sic] in arte utriusque. Ego Thomas Burnell emi hunc librum de W. Mey et uxore sua executoribus eiusdem m. Johannis.’ Wykeslond, the bp. of Exeter’s visitor to the College in 1384, was probably an Oxford man (BRUO); ‘Willelmo Mey seruiente pistoris et Johanne vxore eius’ are recorded in the Oxford poll-tax lists for 1380 as ed. by J. E. Thorold Rogers, in OHS 18 (1891), 19. Burnell has not been identified.

In 1483 William Elyot (of Exeter diocese; (BRUO), donor of MSS 14 and 45 to Exeter College, gave the present manuscript to New College, to which he also gave other books: on fol. 2r is ‘Hunc librum Willelmus Elyot Eliensis magister domus Dei de Portesmouth Wynton. diocesis in comitatu Sutht. olim registrarius bone memorie Edmundi Lacy Exon. \episcopi/ quartodecimo die mensis Julij anno Regni Regis Ricardi tercii primo ⟨1483⟩ dedit legauit ac in vita sua naturali disposuit collegio Wynton. in Oxon. ad Vsum Magistrorum Sociorum et eiusdem collegij Scolarium quamdiu durauerint in libraria ibidem remansurum cathenandum. Et si quis seu qui hunc librum a dicto Collegio contra predicti dantis et disponentis voluntatem alienus re [sic] remouere seu subtraere presumpserit Ve presumpserint seu nouerit seu nouerint indignacionem omnipotentis dei ac eius maladiccionem incurrere.’

On fol. 312v are two inscriptions of which the first at least dates from the book’s time at New College; (1) ‘Wykham Eps. ibidem Ad Collegium Wynton’(?) Oxon.’ and (2) at the end of item *C, in a hand contemporary with it, is ‘Primo die mensis Maii probatum testimonium domini Johannis Bendyn et commissa Roberto Charteray Nicolao Charteray et Rogero Bradsten qui tenuit pro omnibus.’ The book may have come to Exeter on Lacy’s death.

It is ‘Liber Iuris Canonici’, Ecloga, no. 18(i) and CMA, no. 44.

Exeter library identifications are, on fol. 1v, ‘10’ (s. xvi or xvii), and on the front pastedown, bookplate 3, on it ‘Q8—9 Gall’, deleted and replaced by ‘172–E–5’, and ‘Coxe MS. xxix’ (pencil). At the top of fol. iiv are ‘10’ and ‘Innocencius’: cf. ‘23’ in MS 30 fol. vr. ‘5’ is on a round paper label at the top of the spine.

Exeter College MS. 29. – Part *A (fols. i-ii)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

i. (fol. ir)
List of tituli to Innocent IV’s Apparatus in decretales

The leaf is a raised pastedown, perhaps a leaf from the copy that was replaced by the present manuscript. The text is therefore damaged in places.

Fol. iv is blank.

ii. (fol. iirv)
The same text as (i).

For use in the present volume.

Fol. iiirv is blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (column): 320 × 65 mm.

Layout

three columns, 55 lines. Ruled in crayon and pencil.

Hand(s)

*A(i), anglicana; *A(ii), anglicana.

Decoration

No decoration

History

Origin: probably s. xiii2

Exeter College MS. 29. – Part B (fols. 1–311)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r-311r)
Innocent IV, Apparatus in decretales.
Incipit: Legitur in Ezechiele. uenter tuus commodet
Explicit: volumine isto quod ego do tibi per uentrem
Rubric: De summa trinitate et fide catholica.
Incipit: Firmiter credimus etc. De fide teneas
Explicit: ut no. supra a consuetudine in principio.
Final rubric: Explicit liber quintus Innocentius quarti.

Pr. Strasbourg, 1478 (Hain, *9191), etc.; Schulte ii. 92–3. On the text see references cited by S. Kuttner, Medieval Councils, Decretals and Collections of Canon Law: Selected Essays, 2nd edn. (Aldershot, 1992), ‘Retractationes’, 11–12.

Our copy is defective through the loss of ten leaves from quire 14 and confused by the binding of quires 16–18 out of order. In quire 14 fol. 141v ends ualeat quia non est (Trino, 1511 edn. fol. 112rb/58–59) and resumes on fol. 142r contumaciam absentibus (1511 edn. fol. 119va/40–41). Surviving catchwords and comparison with the 1511 edn. allow the restoration of the correct order of quires–14, 15, 18, 17, 19. Apparent gaps between quires 3 and 4, 5 and 6 are non-existent: the catchwords of quires 3 and 5 do not quite match the first word of quires 4 and 6 but the text runs on. There are many marginal and inter-columnar glosses, mostly of s. xiv, attributed, inter alia, to ‘host’ (Hostiensis i.e. Henricus de Segusia), ‘Cy’ (Cynus), ‘Jo’ (Johannes Monachus alias Cardinalis?), ‘Gess’ (Jesselinus), ‘In’ (Innocent III), and ‘Jo. And.’ (Johannes Andreae).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (column): 265–90 × 70–75 mm.

Layout

Two columns, 64–67 lines. Ruled in crayon and pencil.

Hand(s)

English gothic rotunda scripts by several scribes, all of average quality. Punctuated by low point.

Decoration

5/9-line blue lombards flourished red, with extenders, at beginnings of books, i.e. on fols. 1r, 101r, 167v, 249r, 263r, those on fols. 101r, 167v, and 249r being of very good quality. Rubrics; red-and-blue running titles (book numbers). Alexander and Temple, no. 281.

History

Origin: s. xiv ; England

Exeter College MS. 29. – Part *C (fols. 311–312)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 311v-312v)
Incipit: Sequitur casus summe de penitentiis et remissionibus omnis utriusque sexus. istud casus diuiditur in quatuor partes primo ponit statutum secundo quia remedium tercio cautelam quia deus obseruare sacerdos parochialis
Explicit: summa de officio delegate super qo’ uu’ dr. Ista dic’ p. de sam.

P. de Sam. is Petrus de Sampsone, fl. s. xiiimed; Schulte ii. 108–10; Dict. de droit. canon. vi. 1497–8. The reference is to Clementines I. viii, De officio et potestate iudicis delegati.

Added s. xiv2.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (column): 265 × 50–75 mm.

Layout

Three columns. Ruled in crayon and pencil.

Hand(s)

Anglicana

Decoration

No decoration

History

Origin: s. xiv2

Additional Information

Record Sources

Andrew G. Watson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Exeter College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2000.

Availability

For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Exeter College Library.

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Rector and Fellows of Exeter College.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-29: First online publication