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Beinecke MS 645
John XXII, Pope. Decretals and letters, primarily of Pope John XXII, with a
register of letters (1299) of Pope Boniface VIII.
Latin. Avignon, early 14th century.
Parchment. 2 bifolium leaves. 308 x 251 mm. and 316 x 261 mm. 2 columns,
variable number of lines.
Several scripts evident, from formal gothic bookhand to cursive.
Illuminated initials in red, blue, and violet. Paragraph marks in red and
Provenance: Sold to Laurence Witten by Enzo Ferrajoli de Ry, 1960. Donated
by Witten to Yale, 1984.