BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 25 (olim Z109.041) England, s. XV/XVI
Giovanni Gigli, Quaestiones de observantia quadragesimali
ff. 1r-34v Iohannis de giglis iuris utriusque doctoris
apostolici subdiaconi et collectoris...questiones de obseruancia
quadragesimali. [text:] Quod iam diu promiseram vt scilicet de iis de
quibus nuper non parua questio fuit super...Et hec de iis ad presens
sufficiant que dicta sunt sine preiudicio veritatis et recte fidei.
Finito libro Laudes redde deo.
For the author see Emden, BRUO, v. 1, pp. 764-65. The text, which
is unpublished, also occurs in London, B. L. Harley 336.
Paper (watermarks similar to Heawood 2473, 2475), ff. ii (same
paper as text) + 34, 300 x 211 (198 x 152) mm. Written in 24-28 long
lines; frame-ruled in ink or hard point.
I^^8, II^^12 (+1 leaf added at beginning, f. 9), III^^12 (+1 leaf at
Written by a single scribe in English secretary script.
Large crude initials, in red, at beginning of each section of
text, accompanied by simple penwork designs in brown ink; paragraph
marks in red.
Binding: s. xvi-xvii. Original sewing on four double, tawed cords.
No endbands. Cords laced through slanted round holes in oak boards.
Covered in dark brown calf with traces of two sets of strap and pin
fastenings, not contemporaneous, going from upper to lower board and
vice versa. An outer covering of 19th century leather and marbled paper
has been added. Sewing breaking. Covers lined with a parchment fragment
of a Missal (England, s. XIII); (front pastedown:) portions of the
Gospel and the Secret for the Annunciation (25 March); (back
pastedown:) portions from the Masses for the Nativity of John the
Baptist (24 June), for John and Paul Martyrs (26 June), and for the
Vigil of Apostles Peter and Paul (28 June).
Written in England at the end of the 15th or beginning of the 16th
century. Signature on f. ii verso: "liber doctoris dyngley", probably
Roger Dingley, All Souls College, D. D. 1526. Belonged to John
Wildgoose (signature of late 18th or early 19th century on f. ii
recto). Purchased by the Yale University Library in 1896.
secundo folio: canetur
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 1, p. 167, no. 25.
Barbara A. Shailor