Forme romane curie super beneficiis et questionibus... [etc.] [manuscript].

Catholic Church.
[Italy, between 1250 and 1350]
104 leaves : parchment ; 217 x 152 (156 x 109) mm. bound to 228 x 156 mm.

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Catholic Church. Curia Romana.
Catholic Church -- Discipline.
Confession -- Early works to 1800.
Penance -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century.
Papal formulary (f. 8r-79r), with a table of rubrics (f. 1r-7v), followed by the text of another formulary, Forme romane curie ... super casibus penitentie, of Thomas of Capua (f. 80v-104r), with 179 entries and a table of rubrics (f. 79v-80v), with rubrics and entries marked with corresponding roman numerals. The author is identified in the opening rubric of the second formulary (f. 80v).
1. f.1r-7v: Rubrice super formis curie romane
2. f.8r-79r: Forme romane curie super beneficiis et questionibus
3. f.79v-80v: [Rubrics for following formulary]
4. f.80v-104r: Forme romane curie / composite a magistral Thomasio bone memory presbitero cardinali super casibus penitentie.
Ms. codex.
Title for manuscript from caption title for predominant work (f. 8r); spine title: Forme romane curie.
First work, incipit and explicit: (f. 8r) In litteris indulgentie videlicet, quoniam ut ait apostolus, et similium super ponatur de questionariis ... (f. 79r) et de dampnis et iniuriis eisdem irrogant[?] satisfaciant competenter monitione premissa.
Second work, incipit and explicit: (f. 80v) Abbati cavensi. Cum monasterii vestri veneranda religio virtutum debeat candore nitere convenit ... (f. 104r) Presumptores predictos ad examen eiusdem archiepiscopi remittatis.
Collation: Parchment, ii (modern paper) + 104 + i (modern paper); 1⁴(-1), 2⁶, 3⁶(-1), 4-7⁶, 8⁷, 9⁶; first work (f. 8-79) with contemporary foliation (added by the rubricator, following indications made by the scribe), 1-73 in red Roman numerals, upper center (each verso has the same number as the following recto, i.e. facing pages are given the same number); modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. References in this record are to modern foliation. Catchwords lower center, last verso of each quire.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 50 lines; prickings visible.
Script: Written in an Italian Gothic textualis script.
Decoration: Red and blue initials throughout, some with filigree; small blue and red drawing of a face (f. 79r); rubrication in red.
Binding: 19th- or early 20th-century three-quarter calf with marbled paper, over cardboard. Paper endleaf is loose, leather of cover wearing around the edges; leather almost completely split and separated along both front and back hinges; cover boards becoming loose at hinges; spine is starting to crumble and split.
Origin: Written in Italy, in the late 13th or early 14th century. Zacour-Hirsch suggests ca. 1290.
Two leaves have been cut out between f. 7-8, and between f. 28-29.
Penn Provenance:
Purchased by Albert Cohn (book dealer, Berlin) in Italy, 1889 (according to Lea in A formulary of the papal penitentiary ..., p. xxxvii); the catalog clipping pasted in the manuscript, no. 957, is likely from a Cohn catalog in 1891 (flyleaf 2 recto, with pencil note of date below).
Purchased by Henry Charles Lea in 1892 (Lea signature dated 1892, flyleaf 2 recto; bookplate, inside upper cover).
Bequest of Henry Charles Lea to the University of Pennsylvania, 1909.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 149 (Ms. Lea 16).
Listed in De Ricci, Seymour. Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, v. 2, p. 2107, no. 4.
Listed in Polak, Emil J. Medieval and Renaissance letter treatises and form letters: a census of manuscripts found in part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America (Leiden, New York: E.J. Brill, 1994), p. 429 (Lea 16).
Publications about:
Haskins, C. H. "Two Roman formularies in Philadelphia." Miscellanea Francesco Ehrle, IV [Studi e Testi, v. 40] (Rome, 1924), pp. 275-286.
Second text: Lea, Henry C. A formulary of the papal penitentiary in the 13th century (Philadelphia, 1892).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 64
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, former owner.
Thomas, de Capua, Cardinal, d. 1243. Forme romane curie super casibus penitentie.