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Detailed record for Royal 10 D VIII

Part 1 ff. 1-343v 
Author Gratian, glossed by Bartholomew of Brescia
Title Decretum, with the Glossa ordinaria
Origin France, S. and Central (Paris?)
Date 3rd quarter of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Artists Bari Atelier
Decoration 38 miniatures in colours and gold, at the beginning of each causa, and parts 1 and 3 (ff. 1, 82v, 102v, 119v, 127, 128v, 130v, 133v, 139v, 142v, 145, 148, 159v, 169v, 173v, 176, 180v, 193v, 197, 199v, 201, 203, 205v, 212v, 234v, 245, 249, 255v, 262v, 266, 267, 270, 272, 280, 308, 309, 315v, 316v). Foliate initials in colours and gold with dragons and marginal extensions, at the beginning of major text and gloss divisions. Initials in red with blue pen-flourishing, or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Paraphs in blue. Running titles and chapter numbers in red and blue. Display script with cadels and first letters of sentences highlighted in yellow.
Dimensions in mm 440 x 260 (270 x 130; 330/410 x 230)
 
Part 2 ff. 345-348v 
Author Bartholomew of Brescia
Title Historiae super libro Decretalium
Origin England
Date 2nd half of 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration Initials in red with blue pen-flourishing, or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Distinction numbers in the margins in red and blue.
Dimensions in mm 440 x 260 (365 x 200)
 
Official foliation ff. ii + 349 (+ 1 unfoliated medieval parchment flyleaf attached to a modern paper flyleaf at the beginning, ff. i, ii, 249 are medieval parchment flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Royal library binding of brown leather.
Provenance Added glosses in English hand, 14th century.
Howel Kyffin, probably to be identified with the dean of St Aspah (1381-1384): inscribed 'nota r[e]ductiones ystoria[rum] decreto[rum] s[ecun]d[u]m Barth[olomeum] Brix[iensem]. Howel Kyffin' (f. 345).
Inscribed 'Cowley: / Qui timet deu[m] faciet bonum', 15th century (similar inscription in Royal 6 D VII) (ff. ii, 349).
Letter of a prior of Belvoir, a cell of St Albans to the prior of St Albans, now Royal 14 B LI, found in the manuscript, late 15th century.
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): Westminster inventory number 'no. 984' (f. 1), acquired by the Upper Library at Westminster after the inventory of 1542; in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, ff. 9, 9v, or 10; and in the catalogue of the library of St James’s Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?), no. 8373 or 8386).
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Illuminated by the artist of Bibliothèque nationale, lat. 830, a Missal for Paris use, and Giessen, Universitatsbibliothek 945, Justinian's Codex in French, both attributed by Robert Branner to the Bari Atelier (see Manuscript Painting in Paris During the Reign of Saint Louis (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1977), p. 229).
Catchwords, bifolium signatures and correction notes 'cor in ap.' (e.g., ff. 24v, 336v), and 'cor in tex.', 'cor in textu' (e.g., ff. 180v, 204v, 336v), or 'non c[om]plet[u]r' (e.g., ff. 218v, 312v, 336v) in the lower margins of the last leaf of a quire. Instructions for the running titles.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, p. 332.

Stephan Kuttner, Repertorium der Kanonistik, 1140-1234: Prodromus corporis glossarum (Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1937), p. 106.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library, 2000), H2.984.

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (London: British Library, 2011), no. 106 [exhibition catalogue].
Last revised: 17 January 2011


Images

Part  1   ff. 1-343v
Gratian, glossed by Bartholomew of Brescia Decretum, with the Glossa ordinaria
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King

f. 1
King
King

f. 1
King
Boy received into a monastery

f. 82v
Boy received into a monastery
 
Boy received into a monastery

f. 82v
Boy received into a monastery
Bishop degraded

f. 102v
Bishop degraded
Bishop restored

f. 119v
Bishop restored
 
Accusation of a bishop

f. 127
Accusation of a bishop
Pope and three bishops

f. 128v
Pope and three bishops
Bishop as judge

f. 130v
Bishop as judge
 
Pope, litigant bishops and advisers

f. 133v
Pope, litigant bishops and advisers
Dying bishop

f. 139v
Dying bishop
Bishop substituting a priest

f. 142v
Bishop substituting a priest
 
Judgement

f. 145
Judgement
Clerk disputing with laymen

f. 148
Clerk disputing with laymen
Dying clerk

f. 159v
Dying clerk
 
Two laymen and a cleric

f. 169v
Two laymen and a cleric
Judge and plaintiffs

f. 173
Judge and plaintiffs
Clerk and a woman

f. 176
Clerk and a woman
 
Abbot and monks

f. 180v
Abbot and monks
Ill clerk

f. 193v
Ill clerk
Abbot and litigant bishops

f. 197
Abbot and litigant bishops
 
Clerks and bishop

f. 199v
Clerks and bishop
Two novices

f. 201
Two novices
Clerks before judges

f. 203
Clerks before judges
 
Clerks before judges

f. 205v
Clerks before judges
Bishop and plaintiffs

f. 212v
Bishop and plaintiffs
Bishop depriving a priest

f. 234v
Bishop depriving a priest
 
Bishop as judge

f. 245
Bishop as judge
Bishop and litigants

f. 249
Bishop and litigants
Marriage ceremony

f. 255v
Marriage ceremony
 
Marriage ceremony

f. 262v
Marriage ceremony
Marriage ceremony

f. 266
Marriage ceremony
Baptism of an infant

f. 267
Baptism of an infant
 
Widow

f. 270
Widow
Marriage ceremony

f. 272
Marriage ceremony
Judge and a man and wife

f. 280
Judge and a man and wife
 
Pilgrim and his wife

f. 308
Pilgrim and his wife
Widower

f. 309
Widower
Young man and woman

f. 315v
Young man and woman
 
Consecration of a church

f. 316v
Consecration of a church

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