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Beinecke MS 366 Italy, s. XVI^^2
Council of Trent
1. ff. 1r-100r Collection of 514 clarifications and letters issued
and submitted by the bishops and prelates who participated in the Council of
Trent; the title (f. 1r) is "Elucidationes Nonnullorum Locorum Sacri
Concilij Tridentini ab Illustrissimis et Reverendissimis Dominis eiusdem
Concilij Interpretibus emisse et concesse nonnullis Episcopis et alijs
Prelatis." Topics include the education of girls (nos. 134, 184), sale
of relics to subsidize schools (185), and indulgences for visits to the
Holy Land (395); the most numerous clarifications concern seminary schools
and matrimonial questions.
2. ff. 100r-106r Alphabetical list of subjects, ranging from Abbas,
Abbatissa to Vnio, Vota Capitularium. f. 106v blank
Paper (watermarks buried in gutter), ff. i (paper) + 106 (early foliation
1-106) + i (paper), 195 x 138 (160 x 135) mm. Written in 18-32 long lines,
no ruling visible.
Bound too tightly for accurate collation.
Written by several hands in italic.
Some headings and initials square capitals, done in brown ink by scribe.
Ink has bled through paper, but seldom obliterates text.
Binding: s. xix-xx. Rigid vellum with red ties. Written in ink on
front cover: "Concilio di Tronto."
Written in Italy, soon after the Council of Trent (1545-63). Signature
on f. 1r of Cosimo Bracciolini (fl. ca. 1580, Canon of the Cathedral of
Pistoia and noted theologian; see G. Mazzuchelli, Gli Scrittori d'Italia
[Brescia, 1753-63] v. 2, pt. 4, p. 1957). Unidentified and mostly illegible
bookstamp over Bracciolini's signature. Purchased from W. H. Schab (New York)
in 1967 with the income of the Henry Fletcher Fund, as the gift of Mrs. Henry
Barbara A. Shailor