Manual of Greek Orthodox Canon Law [manuscript].
- [Venice, circa 1800]
204 leaves : paper ; 207 x 153 (141 x 105) mm. bound to 215 x 164 mm.
- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Canon law -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Manuscripts, Greek -- 18th century.
- Manual of Greek Orthodox canon law. Includes a fragmentary index or table of contents on the first 13 f. (numbered p. 4-5, 8-29, [30-31]); two leaves are missing).
- Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Pagination: Paper, i + 202 + i; [i], 5, 8-29, [ii], 1-373, [vii]; contemporary or near-contemporary pagination in ink; [1-404], modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Decoration: Extensive use of red for headings, etc.
Binding: Contemporary parchment. Cover shows traces of a text; the cover may be a palimpsest, or else the text may have been transferred from another manuscript which was pressed up against the cover and got wet. Much staining, probably from water. Some oxidation of ink. Several worm holes. Some leaves torn. First extant folio badly stained and damaged; some text partly obliterated. Cover slightly warped.
Origin: Written in Venice, circa 1800.
- Penn Provenance:
- Acquired, 1953.
- 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. 1 (Ms. Greek 3).
- Cited as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 139
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