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MS. Lat. misc. b. 20/1-2

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Collection of Canon Law; several MSS. written in England in the 14th cent

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-132 || fols 133-240 || fols. 241-312 || fols. 313-325 || fols. 326-352. Several MSS. written in England in the 14th cent. put together by late 14th cent. Now split into two parts (fols. 1-132, 133-352) without covers, kept in a box.
Secundo Folio: quod facti
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 352 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 395 × 250 mm.
Items which were originally smaller were made up to this size by addition of strips of parchment (see parts 1, 4)

Layout

2 cols.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Brudenell family , Deene Park, Northants

Sotheby's 10 July 1967, lot 50.

MS. Lat. misc. b. 20/1-2 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol.1)
Nicholas III , Constitution ‘Exiit qui seminat’ (later addition, 14th cent.)
Language(s): Latin
(fol.4rb-va)
John XXII , Constitutions ‘Ex debito pastoralis’ and ‘Vas electionis’ (later addition, late 14th or early 15th cent.)
Language(s): Latin
(fol.5)
Paulus de Liazariis , Lectura super Clementinas

A few glosses written by scribe and later hands.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 365 × 230 mm.
Dimensions (written): 285-7 × 175 mm.

Collation

1(4), 2(12)–11(12), 12(8), catchwords

Layout

59–60 lines, 2 cols.

Hand(s)

formal anglicana

Decoration

Initials with penwork, blue flourished in red or red in purple.

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English, Oxford (?)

MS. Lat. misc. b. 20/1-2 - Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 133r)
Constitutiones Clementinae, with the gloss of Johannes Andreae ,

with some later glosses, of which some on fols. 171r, 173v refer to the commentary of John de Acton ('Jo. Aton') on the legatine constitutions.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 231va)
John XXII , Decretals 'Suscepti' and 'Execrabilis'
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 232va)
Innocent VI , Letter to the bishop of Exeter, 23 August 1355 (P. Gasnault, ed., Innoc. VI, Lettres secrètes ..., III (1968), no. 1700). Added (14th century)
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 232vb)
Rubric: De secundis nupciis
Incipit: Concertationi antique
Explicit: Et hoc est ex consitiucione et concessione pape benedicti xi
(see A. Jefferies Collins, ed., Manuale ad usum percelebris ecclesie Sarisburiensis (Henry Bradshaw Society, 91; 1960)., 54-8); also in MS. Bodl. 247, fol. 288rb, with constitutions of John XXII. Added (14th century)
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 233r)
Clement V , Bull 'Exivi de paradiso',

added (14th century)

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 234vb)
John XXII , Extravagantes
Rubric: Constituciones facte per sanctissimum patrem dominum Jo. papam xxii

Extrav. Jo. XXII I, 1; IX un.; XIII un.; VIII un.; V, 1; XIV, 1; VII un.; XIV, 3-5.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 240vb)
John XXII , Decretal 'Sedes apostolica'
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Written space variable

Collation

13(12)-21(12) quires numbered i-ix at beginning in red (see part 5) catchwords

Layout

Number of lines in gloss variable, up to c. 75 lines. 2 cols.

Hand(s)

Two hands, changing at fol. 157; gloss in formal anglicana; additions in several contemporary hands

Decoration

Initials with penwork in same style as part 1, but blue flourished in red only

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English, Oxford (?)

MS. Lat. misc. b. 20/1-2 - Part 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 312ra)
Commentary on John XXII, Extravagantes
Rubric: Apparatus 'super extravagantibus domini Jo. pape xxiius [sic]

Ends imperfect (fol. 312vb) in commentary 'Suscepti' (Extrav. Jo. XXII tit. I.c.2); with some 14th-century marginal glosses.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (written): 255-84 × 160-85 mm.

Collation

22(12)-27(12) catchwords

Layout

59-65 lines, 2 cols.

Decoration

Good initial (fol. 1). (P&A iii. 633) Other initials blue flourished in red.

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English, Oxford (?)

MS. Lat. misc. b. 20/1-2 - Part 4

Contents

William of Mont Lauzun , Lectura super tres Extrauagantes Iohannis XXII

On the decretals 'Suscepti', 'Execrabilis', and 'Sedes apostolica'. Beginning imperfect, with some later glosses. Part of a University stationer's exemplar: the complete quires are headed at the beginning, in the upper margin of the recto: 'xxviii[-xxx] Will(elmi)'; and with notes perhaps by Thomas Gascoigne .

Final rubric: Explicit app⟨aratus⟩ domini Guill. de Hauduno super Clement. et const
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 317 × 190 mm.
Dimensions (written): 237-46 × 145-55 mm.

Collation

28(4) (1-2 missing), 29(4)-30(4), 31(2), 1 leaf catchwords

Layout

53 lines, 2 cols.

Hand(s)

University text hand

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English, Oxford (?)

MS. Lat. misc. b. 20/1-2 - Part 5

Contents

Legatine and provincial constitutions of the English church.

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 326r)

Alphabetical subject index

Incipit: Abbates et priores debent singulis annis
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 330v)
Constitutions of Legate Otto , 1237.
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 332vb)
Constitutions of Legate Ottobuono , 1268.
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 338va)
Constitutions of Stephen Langton , 1222 (see Councils, II, i, 106-25).
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 340va)
Rubric: Constituciones Bonefacii archiepiscopi cant. apud Westmonasterium

A conflation of the provisions of the councils of Merton and Westminster. 1258 (see Councils, II, i, 573-85), and of Lambeth (ibid., 669-84), ending with the 1258 dating clause of the former.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 342va)
Constitutions of John Peckham , 1279,

canons 4, 6, 11-14, 2-3 (pr. ibid., 836-51).

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 343va)

Salisbury statues IV (1257), 22-3, 25, and II (1238x44) 28 (spurius Langton statues) (pr. Councils, II, i, 558-9, 560, 378).

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 343vb)
Four so-called statutes of Robert Winchelsey

(nos. 8, 9, 10 (second part), and 5, in C. R. Cheney, Journal of ecclesiastical history, 12 (1961), 26-8).

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 344rb)
Constitutions of John Peckham , 1281.
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 347va)
Constitutions of Simon de Meopham , 1328/9.
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 348rb)
Rubric: Statuta provincialia edita London' per bo. m. J. de Stratford quondam Cant. archiepiscopum ...

Series iii of Stratford's constitutions, probably datable to October 1342, see C. R. Cheney, 'Legislation of the medieval English church', Part II, English historical review, 50 (1935), 416.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 350vb)

Canon 6 of series ii of the constituions of John Stratford (pr. Wilkins, Concilia, II, p. 698). Addition of the late 14th or early 15th century

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 351ra)

Benedict XII 's constitution, 'Benedictus deus', and Boniface VIII 's constitution 'Unam sanctam'; with glosses. Addition of the late 14th or early 15th century. Fol. 252r-v is blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (written): 317-25 × 188-90 mm.

Collation

32(12)-33(12), 34(4)(4 canc.) catchwords quires numbered x-[xii] at beginning in red (see part 2)

Layout

72-3 lines, 2 cols.

Hand(s)

Formal anglicana; additions in two later hands

Decoration

Initials with penwork in same style as part 2

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English, Oxford (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff.