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Marston MS 36 Southern France, s. XIV 1/4
Gottofredo da Trani, Summa super titulis Decretalium, etc.
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1. ff. 1r-148v Incipit summa super titulis decretalium compilata
a magistro gaufrido de trano domini pape subdiacono, et capellano.
Rubrica. [prologue:] Glosarum diuersitas intelligenciam textus
non numquam obtenebrat. t dum pereas...[text:] De summa trinitate
et fide catholica. Post prohemium breuiter edocemur, quare hec noua
compilatio facta est... malui repeti quam deesse. [colophon:]
Explicit liber quintus qui scripsit sit benedictus.
Edition: Goffredus Tranensis, Summa super titulis decretalium
(Lugduni,1519; repr. Aalen, 1968). One leaf with text missing between
ff. 60 and 61. Text is accompanied by some contemporary notes and
pointing hands in margins. Finding aids consisting of chapter titles
in lower right corner, recto (ff. 2-46).
2. f. 148v Two recipes for treatment of sore eyes, in Lat.
3. f. 149r List of Roman emperors from Julius Caesar to Constantine.
4. f. 149v Beginning of a word list, for the letter A only.
5. f. 150r blank; f. 150v Miscellaneous notes, in Lat.
Parchment, ff. ii (parchment, early flyleaves?) + 149 + ii
(parchment, early flyleaves?), 410 x 225 (295 x 160) mm. 2 columns,
64 lines. Single vertical bounding lines, full length. Ruled in
lead. Prickings in upper and lower margins.
I-VI 10, VII 10 (-1), VIII-XV 10. Catchwords in lower margin
under inner column, verso. First leaves of each quire signed with
letters of alphabet, in red, lower right corner, recto (a through
v on ff. 1-74).
Written in a rounded gothic bookhand, below top line; marginal
annotations and finding aids by a contemporary hand in less formal
5 fine illuminated initials, 30- to 7-line, in blue or pink with
white filigree on blue and red grounds framed in blue or red
accentuated at the corners by gold dots. Infilled with intertwining
or angular vines, some with biting head terminals, mauve or blue with
white highlights and gold dots. Ascenders and descenders, red, mauve
and blue terminating in spiralling serifs with biting animal heads or
grotesques against cusped grounds (cf. R. Branner, Manuscript
Painting during the Reign of St. Louis [Berkeley, 1977] fig. 282).
Two initials with vines issuing from upper and left corners, blue with
white highlights ending in grotesques. 3- and 2-line calligraphic
initials, red and blue with blue and red penwork. Plain initials
alternating in red and blue. Headings in red; running titles (chapter
numbers) alternating red and blue. Instructions to rubricator in lower
Binding: France, s. xix. Early sewing on five supports with
19th-century boards covered in parchment. Title on spine: "Gofredo
de Trano/ Manuscrit."
Written in France in the first quarter of the 14th century; notes on
final flyleaves and pastedown (s. xiv-xv), severely affected by
reagents and rubbing, include: unidentified monogram; two 2-line
Latin poems written in French batarde (s. xv#2); a note dated "1384;"
the name "hugo carinfias [or tarinfias?]." Bookstamp and inscription
("Ex Biblioth. D. presidis de Montesquieu Catal. inscrip.") of the
Bibliotheca Bredensis (Charles Louis de Secondant, Baron de, Marquis
de Montesquieu; 1689-1755) f. 1r, lower margin. Booklabel of comte
Chandon de Briailles (b. 1852; Dictionnaire de Biographie de France,
v. 8, cols. 370-71) on first front flyleaf. "703 bis" in red in on
f. i recto; "70657659 [or 4?]" on back cover; "PP [?]/ XI-1954" in
pencil on back pastedown. Purchased from George Heilbrun of Paris in
in 1955 by L. C. Witten (inv. no. 663), who sold it in the same year
to Thomas E. Marston (bookplate).
secundo folio: Nam
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 68, no. 36.
Barbara A. Shailor