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ROMAN LAW, fragments
Italy, s. XIV1 and
England, s. XIV
Composite volume
I.
1. ff. 1-49v, 63-64v: //<?>dem siticia [?] daret ei quod sertam partem heredi restitueret <?> dicit quod non ergo et cetera…et ideo non debet teneri ea sed de iure naturali erat liber ideo et cetera, sic lex illa loquitur quod// [f. 63:] // ut prodesset Responsio mea partis al. possum totum petere excepta picta Sic intelligo…Item filius deportati interim potest competas exi//
Petrus de Bellapertica, Lectura Codicis with breaks in the text after ff. 5, 17, 25, 33, possibly after f. 44, and 49.1
II.
2. ff. 50-54v: [S]upposito de consuetudine secundum iuris intellectum quod pro<?>mis accusaris libertum capitaliter sic puniatur…et illa tercia non augetur ius illi cui debetur sicut ultra iiii in aut. de heredi. ab inter c. ii. Explicit questio disputata Aurl <?> per dominum Iohannem de fir.
Iohannes de [Firmiano? or Feritate?], Quaestio disputata de consuetudine.
III.
3. ff. 55-62v: //ubi est casus dyni. In eodem libro c. cum in talibus [sic for “tabulis”] Op. ut in glossa…est preteritum et non situm ut obligatio contracta et non dissoluta tunc est verum ut 1. si stipulatus dynus. [followed by extensive notes in an English hand, s. XV]
Dinus de Rossionibus de Mugello, Apostillae in Digestum novum.
IV.
4. f. 65: Chapter list to the 4 books of Justinian’s Institutions. 5. f. 65: [Verses on degrees of consanguinity:] In gradum quartum noli coniungere partum/ Si sint coniuncti cito debent separari/ Tercius et quintus mox bene stare convenunt; a note on the names of family relationships by blood and by marriage; Sum socer ille gener cuius mea filia coniux/ Atque socrus mea sic fuerit si filia coniux…[9 verses; Walther, Initia 18735]; another note on family relationship names; a note translating “patraster” and “victricus” anglice to “stipfadyr”; a note on legal matters; Mane bibendo sero studendo perdis ocellos/ Da michi queso pocula sero mane libellos [Walther, Prov. 14393]. 6. f. 65v: Copies of deeds dated 1387 pertaining to the dioceses of St. Asaph and Bangor, with a note “Sumptum de registro super permutacione facta de decanatu assaph per alanum stokys cum david calverley,” with the names of William de Spridlington (bishop of St. Asaph, 1376-82), Alanus de Stokes, David de Calverley, Adam de Hertyndon, John Plummer, Madoc ap David ap Iorwerth, rector of the parish church of Llanelidan, John Swafham (bishop of Bangor, 1376-98?), Griffith ap Goronwy Wethelyn, rector of the church of Llanfihangel, Richard Wodenou, citizen of London, and Griffith ap Ievan ap Ygenat, clerk in the diocese of Bangor and notary public. 7. ff. 66-67: Incipiunt rationes diversitatis primi libri institucionum de iure naturali gencium et civili, Que est racio diversitatis quare iura naturalia sint immutabilia sed iura civilia non…Racio est quia anime hominum pre omnibus aliis preferendo sunt et ideo causa redemptionis captivorum Res sacre alienare bene possunt.
Rationes diversitatum primi et secundi libri Institutionum.
8. f. 67v: [E]xactis quod a romana civitate Regibus constituti sunt duo consules ideo sic dicti quia plurimum rei publice consulerunt. Cum vero ita Actus est…si vero in eodem municipio sunt nati non minus dicuntur municipales <erasure> corporati seu collegiati sunt dicti//
M. Conrat, ed., Die Epitome Exactis Regibus (Berlin 1884, repr. 1965) 1-15, here ending defectively.
I. Italy, s. XIV1. Parchment, ff. 1-49, 63-64; 391 × 247 (359 × 200) mm. 1 (? the final leaf of this quire remains) 28(-5 after f. 5) 38 4 (? the first leaf of this quire remains) 58 68 7 (? 3 leaves remain at the end of this quire) 88 98(-1?, 7, 8) and a bifolium (ff. 63-64). Catchwords in inner lower margin, enclosed in frames and washed in yellow. 2 columns of 84-85 lines ruled in lead; pricking visible in the outer margin. Written by 3 scribes in rounded Italian gothic book hands using brown ink: i, ff. 1-17v, 63-64v; ii, ff. 18-25v; iii, ff. 26-49v. 3- and 2-line red initials; red paragraph marks and underscoring. Pecia marks on f. 2v, “v,” on f. 8, “vi pecia,” and on f. 15, “vii pecia.” Running headlines and foliation in roman numerals, xxii-cvii, in an English hand of the mid-fourteenth century. References in the rubric space and in the margins, e.g. f. 37v, “…libro iiiito folio xxxii in fine secunde columpne,” and f. 38, “…libro iii folio vi in principio secunde columpne.” II. France (?), s. XIV.Parchment, ff. 50-54; 358 × 225 (310 × 182) mm. 14(+1). 2 columns of 92 lines, ruled in lead. Written in a round gothic book hand using brown ink. Space reserved for an 8-line opening initial. Paragraph marks and underscoring in red. III. England, s. XIV. Parchment, ff. 55-62; 350 × 235 (268 × 175) mm. 1-24. Catchword in the inner margin of f. 58v. 2 columns of 53 lines, ruled in ink and in crayon; pricking in the inner and outer margins. Written in an angular book hand using brown ink. Spaces reserved for 2-line initials. Rubrics in the outer margin in a display script, underscored in red. IV. England, s. XIV.Parchment, ff. 65-67; 380 × 225 mm.3 columns on f. 65, and long lines on ff. 65v-67v, unruled. Written in at least 5 anglicana scripts: i, f. 65a-b (art. 4); ii, f. 65c (art. 5); iii, f. 65v (art. 6); iv, ff. 65c bottom, 65v top, 66-67 (notes and art. 7); v, f. 67v (art. 8). Bound, ca. 1840, in dark red morocco with the Bridgewater crest on front and back covers. Composite manuscript made up of fragments of 3 or 4 legal books of Italian and English origin, brought together at an unknown date. The first and largest of these was in England before the end of the fourteenth century, when foliation, running headlines and marginalia were added. On f. 1, pressmark S. 1./2. in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington with the Bridgewater Library in 1917 (see pp. 5-7). Bibliography: De Ricci, 129. G. Dolezalek, Verzeichnis der Handschriften zum römischen Recht bis 1600 (Frankfurt 1972) vol. 2, s.v. San Marino.
Notes
1 We thank Dr. Thomas M. Izbicki for his help on this manuscript.

Abbreviations
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
Walther, Initia
H. Walther, Initia carminum ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 1 (Göttingen 1959)
Walther, Proverbia
H. Walther, Proverbia sententiaeque latinitatis medii aevi. Lateinische Sprichworter und Sentenzen des Mittelalters in alphabetischer Anordnung. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 2 (Göttingen 1963-67, and new series in progress)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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