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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.

Manuscript extra 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'.