Parchment, ff. i (early parchment flyleaf) + 138 (medieval foliation i-l begins on f. 2). Script: Written in small gothic bookhand, below top line. Fine flourished initial, 5-line, divided red and blue, with penwork designs in both colors and long marginal tail of letter Q, f. 1r. Smaller flourished initials incorporating the heads of bird-like grotesques and cross-hatching designs. 1-line initials alternate red and blue for chapter lists. Paragraph marks and running headlines in red and blue. Rubrics throughout; instructions for rubricator along outer edges of leaves, some perpendicular to text. Binding: Date? The covers are wanting but were probably of limp vellum. Original sewing on twisted tawed skin, slit ribbons, the sewing beaded in the center. A fragment of a parchment bifolium from a 14th-century breviary (mostly rubbed and illegible) is glued to the spine and cut out for the sewing supports; a portion of the fragment extends along the front and back of the text block. Purchased from Enzo Ferrajoli in Geneva in 1957 by L. C. Witten, who sold it the same year to Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment of Raymundus de Pennaforte, Summa de poenitentia et matrimonio (Libri I-IV). With 61 selections from the Decretales of Gregory IX compiled by Raymundus de Pennaforte; Raymundus de Pennaforte, Dubitalia cum responsionibus (Responsio canonica).
Canon law--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Marriage (Canon law) Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Penance (Canon law) Scholasticism
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Marston MS 127
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Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 127. Raymundus de Pennaforte, Summa de Poenitentia et Matrimonio, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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