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    Paper and vellum, 8.75 x 6, ff. 162 + 3, 33, 27, etc. lines to page. 15th cent. late, roughly written.

    Rebound: old vellum wrapper remains.

    Donor, T.C.S.

    Collation: cover, 1 flyleaf, 116 - 316 412 - 612 714 816 - 1116, quires 1 - 3, paper, in 4 - 11 the outer and middle sheets are of vellum.  Cover at end.

    The old cover is lettered

Nouus Abbas

    On f.1:

                        Questio bona.

                                Quero quibus uerbis fuit institutum matrimonium.



                Rubrica de sponsalibus et matrimoniis.  Liber........(erased)                    f.    3

                Dictum est supra de vita er honestate clericorum.

                Liber quartus.  De sponsalibus et matrimoniis                .               .               5

                Abbas de Cecilia.

                De francia.  Matrimonium solo consensu contrahitur, ending im-

                   perfectly in Rubr, de secundis nupciis.

                It is a comment on the fourth book of the Decretals, perhaps by

                   Nich. Tudeschus Abbas Panormitanus.

                In the cover at end is a note

                   Mem. Mm Moore et Ricum B.. ill.

Supplementary information 

As James suggests, this is Book IV of the Commentarium in V. Libros Decretalium by Nicholasus de Tudeschis (c. 1386-1435), O. S. B., Archbishop of Palermo, who is variously known as Panormitanus, Abbas Siculus, or Abbas Novus.  The MS. is not complete.  It contains the commentary from X 4.1.1 only to X 4.21.1.

   Inc. praef. (p. 1): 'Quod vero quibus verbis sunt....'

   Inc. prol. (p. 3): 'Rubrica de sponsalibus et matrimonijs. Dictum est tractatu supra de De Vita er honestate clericorum....'

   Inc. text. (p. 5): 'Liber 4ta De sponsalibus et matrimonio.  AUREAS DECRETALIA.  De Francia [X 4.1.1]  Matrimoniam solo consensu contrahitur nec minus validat si consuetudine patrie non servatur....'

   Expl. (p. 330):  [ad X 4.21.1 Capellanum] '...potest dici capellanus, in quantum preest illi capelle. Idem nomen habes in c. Capellanus [X 2.9.4]'

Fol. 3 in ultraviolet light reads 'liber m[agistr]i moore'.