Capitoli della Compagnia della gloriosa Vergine Maria, et di Santo Egidio advocati et protectori delli huominj d[e]l Castello di Romena, nuovamente fatti et ordinati p[er] gli prudenti huomini, cioè Francesco di S[an] Giovanni, priore di d[i]c[t]a Comp[agni]a, Bidoro d'Antonio, Camarlingo in essa ... [etc.] [manuscript] / co[m]pos[i]ti p[er] S[er] Nicholo di Jacopo, rettore dello Oratorio di S[an]c[t]a Maria a Romena.

Castello di Romena, 1539-1717.
78 leaves : paper ; 206 x 145 mm. bound to 217 x 147 mm.
Aegidius, Saint, Abbot -- Poetry.
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Poetry.
Catholic Church -- Discipline.
Monasticism and religious orders.
Bylaws (administrative records)
Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Manuscripts, European.
Italian, with some Latin.
Monastic agreement and rules. The original agreement and rules (f. 1r-10v) were written in 1539 (f. 1r) and are followed by official approval by Marianus Tuccius (in Latin) and signed by the notary Pietro Berni (written "Brnus"; f. 10v). Folios 10v-15r contain additional agreements extending to the year 1717. This is really a form of agreement as to the rules that the community should observe. There are also later additions on f. 54r-54v (mention of an earthquake) and 73r-76v. The two unnumbered folios before f. 1 (one parchment and one paper) and the unnumbered folio after f. 76 (parchment) contain poems in honor of the Blessed Virgin and St. Egidius. Folios 16-53 and 55-72 are blank.
Ms. codex.
Title and statement of responsibility from title page (f. 1r); title on spine label largely peeled off and hard to read.
Script: Original agreement (f. 1r-10v) written in a humanistic script by what appears to be a single hand; later additions in cursive script by various hands.
Foliation: Paper and parchment i (parchment) + 76 + i (parchment); [ii], 1-13, [14-76], [i]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Binding: 16th-century sheepskin over boards. Catches; clasps missing. Traces of gilding on edges of leaves. Cover badly worn and deteriorated. Spine and edges badly split and cracked. Patches on cover. Cover boards pulling away. Some leaves stained, possibly due to water and mildew. Edges of some leaves worn and frayed.
Origin: Written in Castello di Romena (f. 1r) from 1539 (f. 1r) to 1717 (f. 14v).
Three modern leaves of handwritten descriptive information in Italian were laid into the manuscript and are on file in the Library.
Penn Provenance:
Purchased, 1959.
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. 112 (Ms. Italian 93).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 336
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