Libellus super electionibus faciendis et earum processibus ordinandis [manuscript].

Guillaume, de Mandagot, d. 1321.
Other Title:
Venerabili viro discretione.
[France, between 1375 and 1425]
40 leaves : parchment ; 179 x 129 (123 x 93) mm. bound to 185 x 132 mm.
Catholic Church -- Discipline.
Canon law -- Early works to 1800.
Elections -- Early works to 1800.
Toulouse (France) -- Church history.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Successively Archdeacon of Nimes, Archbishop of Embrun and of Aix and Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina. He was an authority on canon law and was chosen by Pope Boniface VIII to assist with the sixth volume of the Decretals.
Work dealing with a section of canon law. Also contains some details relating to the church at Toulouse, where the author was provost for a time.
Ms. codex.
Title from rubric (f. 1r).
Incipit and explicit: (f. 1r) Venerabili viro discretione ... (f. 38v) in eodem contulit sua ineffabili pietate sit benedictio et claritas sapiencia et graciarum actio honor virtus et potestas et fortitudo in saecula saeculorum amen. Explicit libellus electionis.
Text is the same as that of UPenn Ms. Codex 729.
Collation: Parchment, 40 + i (18th-century paper); 1-5⁸; [1-40]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Catchwords in lower center margin, last verso of each quire.
Layout: Written in 26 long lines; frame-ruled in ink.
Script: Written in a Gothic book script.
Decoration: Rubricated, with 2-line and 3-line red initials throughout; several manicules (f. 4r, 7r, 7v, 8v).
Binding: 18th-century French half calf, with marbled paper, spine with gilt floral stamps.
Origin: Written in France between the late 14th and early 15th century.
This work was first printed in 1509 and again in 1523, but copies are seldom seen. No manuscript is cited by de Ricci in his Census of Medieval Mss. in the U.S.A.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by H. Charles Barnston & Amelia Daubeney (bookplate, inside upper cover).
"Cat. L. 8 [i.e., 8 pounds] at Dr. Neligan's sale in 1867" written on inside upper cover.
Acquired, 1958.
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. 171 (Ms. Lea 116).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 103
Barnston, H. Charles, former owner.
Daubeney, Amelia, former owner.
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