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[Franciscans of Metz] [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Catholic Church. Pope.
Publication:
[Metz?, between 1489 and 1490]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
60 leaves : parchment ; 128 x 80 (87 x 57) mm. bound to 130 x 85 mm.
Subjects:
Catholic Church -- Discipline.
Franciscans.
Monasticism and religious orders -- Early works to 1800.
Privileges and immunities, Ecclesiastical -- France.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Bulls (papal records)
Notarial documents.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Language:
Latin.
Summary:
Collection of papal letters and instruments respecting privileges of the Friars Minor of Metz, France, compiled by Petrus de Vincentia. In two parts: f. 1r-15v and f. 16r-58v. Comprised of letters and bulls of Popes Innocent VII, Pius II, Paul II[?], Sixtus IV, Eugene IV[?], and Innocent VIII.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
The second section (f. 16r) begins with the same introduction as the first.
Notarial statement, with seal, of Natalis Wassonius de Pontemontione (f. 59r-v).
Foliation: Parchment, i (contemporary parchment) + 60 + i (contemporary parchment); 1-60, contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 23-24 long lines; ruled in ink; prickings visible.
Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script by a single hand, with notarial statement and owner note in two different hands (f. 59r-59v).
Decoration: 12-line penwork initial in brown ink (f. 1r); 10-line penwork initial in brown ink (f. 16r).
Binding: Contemporary blind-stamped leather over wooden boards. Inside upper cover has a 4.5 cm. diameter circular hole. One clasp intact.
Origin: Written in Metz[?] between 1489 and 1490 (Zacour-Hirsch). Date of 1490 given on f. 15r.
Evidence of worm damage in boards.
Penn Provenance:
Ownership inscription: Iste liber est de conventu fratrum minorum Sagunsium (f. 59v).
Sold by Helmuth Domizlaff (Munich), 1957.
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) pp. 20-21 (Ms. Latin 93).
For Petrus de Vincentia see Quétif and Echard (1719), I, 880a.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 650
Contributor:
Petrus, de Vincentia.
Wassonius, Natalis, scribe.
Contains:
Sixtus IV, Pope, 1414-1484.
Eugene IV, Pope, 1383-1447.
Paul II, Pope, 1417-1471.
Pius II, Pope, 1405-1464.
Innocent VII, Pope, 1336-1406.
Innocent VIII, Pope, 1432-1492.
OCLC:
209916588
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